Just like the butter tea of Tibet, the city of Hanoi is famous for its special egg yolk coffee. And if you'll like to taste this unique beverage in its original, traditional avatar, the Giang Cafe should be your go-to place. Located inconspicuously down a small lane in Hanoi's Old Quarter, it may take you some time to pin down the place; but once you are there, you'll realize it's worth the effort and the sweat.
Not only you'll be able to experience the true ambience and charm of a local Hanoi café, in Giang, that had first opened its doors back in 1946, you will get to taste the most authentic version of the egg coffee. The latter is prepared following closely the traditional recipe and using the traditional utensils. The ingredients are egg yolk, butter, cheese, sweetened condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee powder.
However, if you'll like some variety, you may also ask the proprietor to put some rum or egg cocoa (or both!) in your cup of beverage.Places nearby:
Hoa Lo Prison: The Infamous Hanoi Hilton 1 km / 0 mi
Detian Waterfall, China: The Chinese Vietnamese Transnational Waterfall 221 km / 137 mi
Central Plaza Mall: The Ultimate Shopping Experience 515 km / 320 mi
The Imperial City The Former Royal Capital Of Vietnam 539 km / 335 mi
Thien Mu Pagoda (Pagoda of the Celestial Lady): The tallest pagoda in Vietnam with an illustrious heritage 539 km / 335 mi