Hanoi’s Egg Beer Is The Best Butterbeer For Adults

by | Oct 18, 2017 | 1 | 🍴 CHEW, Asia, Vietnam

The famous Giang Cafe on the streets of Hanoi has a tasty surprise for you; their delicious egg beer. The best butterbeer for adults we have ever tried!

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On the busy streets of Hanoi, you can find the intimate Cafe Giang. A cafe that feels like as if you just stepped into a delicious memory from the past.

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The cafe’s owner Mr. Nguyen Van Dao has created it’s well-known egg coffee back in 1946 while he was working at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel. Proving once and for all that Vietnam may have been short of milk but never on good ideas. Shortly, he realized that after the first sip both Vietnamese and foreigners fell in love with his special drink. He decided to leave the hotel and create his own luck and open a coffee house.

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Since then the humble but ever busy Giang Cafe serves its guests from all over the planet. However, you can find a lot more there than just the best egg coffee. You can also find the best egg beer we have tried to this very day.

EGG BEER

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In case you’re wondering the egg beer tastes like a creamy, vanilla heaven… with beer. Surprisingly pleasing, a perfect drink for cold autumn or winter nights. Although, it is kind of heavy, feels more like a dessert than a drink.

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Right after “Yummy!” my second thought was “This tastes just like butterbeer! Only, it’s better.”. So we went and tried to find out the recipe of this delight. It turns out the recipe is more or less a secret. We know for sure that it contains beer, condensed milk, a little butter, and cheese but Mr. Nguyen understandable won’t reveal all the details of his famous recipe. Which just gave us one more reason to experiment with it. As if we needed more…

Egg Beer Recipe

You can make a hot or a cold egg beer depending on your taste.

Ingredients

  • 150ml  beer
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon whipped butter

Method
1. Put the egg yolks, condensed milk, cream cheese, and whipped butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk it until it’s pale and foamy.
2. Pour mixture into a big jug then add beer.
3. Serve immediately, preferably with spoons.

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How do you like your egg beer or butterbeer?
Share your recipe with us. We would love to try it!

In case you love this drink and would love to learn more about Vietnamese drinks and food, check out our post about our favorites from North to South Vietnam.

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Thank you for reading! Enjoy your drink!