Egg Coffee – an Unique Hanoi Drink

Egg coffee is an unique Vietnamese drink which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, Robusta coffee, condensed milk and sugar. Egg coffee is made by beating egg yolks with coffee and sugar, after that we will extract the coffee into the half of the cup, finally we follow by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.


Nguyen Van Giang brewed the first cup of egg coffee in the early twentieth century. He used to work as a bartender at the 5-star Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel, which was ruled by the French. The western cappuccino had been transformed into 'egg coffee' using familiar components by Giang's great-grandfather.


A cup of egg coffee is often a small, short cup that fits in the palm of the hand. As a result, you can only try a small quantity to get a taste of the flavor, but it will leave you with a wonderful memory and a desire for more. To keep its warmth, the cup is placed in a bowl of hot water. The creamy taste of the egg combined with the aroma of coffee flowing through the air creates a distinct flavor. People should slowly swirl the bobbed froth of whipped egg with the coffee below to consume egg coffee. The sweetness and flavor of the egg and milk combine with the bitterness of the coffee to create a spellbinding aroma.


Egg coffee has been around for a long time, yet it is still a popular cooking trend in Hanoi. It's also a lovely Hanoi cultural characteristic. The egg coffee recipe is really easy, and it was released pretty quickly. However, there are just a few coffee shops that can properly make egg coffee.

Leading Egg Coffee Cafes in Hanoi:

Old Town Café – 11 Hang Gai street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Dinh Café – 13 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Giang Café (Original) – 39 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

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