The Hanoitimes - How do you take your coffee? Ever with a little egg, butter and cheese? In Hanoi, that’s how ca phe trung or egg coffee is served at the famous Giang Cafe - a humble café hidden on a small alley on Nguyen Huu Huan Street in the city’s Old Quarter. It may be difficult for visitors to find, but trust me, it is well worth the effort. Honestly, at the very first try, I immediately became a big fan of this amazing beverage in which creamy soft, meringue-like egg white foam is perched on dense Vietnamese coffee. On the menu is an array of drinks but the most favourite one is egg coffee, in hot or cold versions. The hot one comes resting in a small dish of hot water to keep it warm. The strong coffee taste at the bottom of the cup seeps through the egg, the yellow layer on top and is quite thick and sweet, though not sickly! I can mix it well with my spoon before drinking and then just enjoy, taste sensation. The cold option, laden with ice, is more … [Read more...] about Egg coffee: Sounds weird, tastes wonderlish
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1. Pho What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? According to CNN, it's almost impossible to walk a block in any major Vietnamese destination without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, features predominately in the local diet -and understandably so. It's cheap, tasty, and widely available at all hours. 2. Cha ca Hanoians consider cha ca to be so exceptional that there is a street in the capital dedicated to these fried morsels of fish. This namesake alley is home to Cha Ca La Vong, which serves sizzling chunks of fish seasoned with garlic, ginger, turmeric and dill on a hot pan tableside. “Cha Ca La Vong may be the busiest but the service is a bit gruff and the food is overpriced. Instead make your way to Duong Thanh in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, where you'll find plenty of more affordable but just as … [Read more...] about CNN lists 40 delicious Vietnamese foods
Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list Vietnamese egg coffee has been cited one of the world's top 10 drinks by Buzzfeed, an American online social news and entertainment giant. "Sounds very strange but a combination of egg yolks, condensed milk, sugar, butter and laughing cow cheese is whisked until fluffy and thick and served with hot coffee! Incredible rich taste- like a liquid tiramisu", said the website. The top 10 list was rounded out by Kaffeost of Finland, Kan Kohi of Japan, Café des épices of Morocco, Café Lagrima of Argentina, Turkish Coffee of Turkey, Cafe del Olla of Mexico, Café au lait of France, Cafe Bombon of Spain, and Espresso Romano of Italy. Bac Lieu hosts Miss Vietnam 2014 finals in south The Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu whose don ca tai tu (traditional songs and music of southern people) was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity will host the final round of Miss Vietnam 2014 contest for … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list
According to Restaurant News (USA), Vietnamese bánh mì (bread) has become a favorite food in the US. Long before Chipotle’s ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opened in September in Washington, D.C., with bánh mì as a menu cornerstone, the West Coast bánh mì chain Lee Sandwiches had been expanding rapidly, with 43 units and climbing. In New York, the 2-year-old Baoguette chain has plans to open its fifth location in a few weeks. Earlier this year, Bun Mee in San Francisco debuted with a modern, fast-casual take on the sandwich. And next week, BONMi is scheduled to open in Washington, just a few blocks from ShopHouse. The bánh mì is a traditional baguette sandwich prepared with a variety of proteins combined with crisp marinated or pickled vegetables and sometimes pâté and creamy mayonnaise or aioli. The Vietnamese-style baguettes typically are made from a mixture of rice and wheat flour, which offers a crispy … [Read more...] about Vietnamese bánh mì makes stamp in the US
Hanoi’s egg coffee has received numerous compliment for international media. Per a recent piece in The Guardian about the coffee, “It doesn’t taste of egg – more like vanilla – and while I can taste the coffee at the bottom of the cup, the egg part is surprisingly light-tasting and not at all sickly, though certainly sweet. The cold option, laden with ice, is more of a dessert and tastes like coffee ice-cream”.While CNN describe about the cuisine: “Everyone at Hanoi's humble Cafe Giang however, is after something more than just a caffeine fix. They've come for "cà phê trúng," or egg coffee, a Hanoi specialty in which a creamy soft, meringue-like egg white foam is perched on dense Vietnamese coffee.”The hot version of egg coffee comes resting in a small dish of hot water to maintain its temperature. The strong coffee taste at the bottom of the cup seeps through the egg - the yellow layer on top - and is quite thick and … [Read more...] about How to make Hanoi’s egg coffee?