Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thuy Ta Garden @ Hanoi, Vietnam (Old Quater)

Our trip would not be complete without cupping the famous Vietnamese coffee, also knowns as Ca Phe. Coffee plants were first introduced by the French missionaries back in 1857. Today, Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world after Brazil.
Thuy Ta Garden is situated right next to the Hoan Kiem Lake. This restaurant offered an extensive menu, ranging from pho to pasta and pancake to ice cream. 

Thuy Ta Garden is a very popular place for the locals and tourists to hang out and chit chat. 

Special filtered black coffee (60,000 VND ~ RM8.80) -  For many years people have been letting water run through coffee grounds to extract the flavors instead of leaving the coffee to steep in the water. Watching the water sipping through the filter can be a very therapeutic experience. This cup of special black coffee had a strong hint of chocolate, thanks to the vegetable oil used during the roasting process.
Ca Phe Den Phin (45,000 VND ~ RM6.6) - Perhaps one of the reason why coffee is so popular around the world is due to its sheer versatility. The ice coffee was less strong compared to the hot coffee. It also had a clearer texture, making it extremely refreshing. 

Verdict: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN

Thuy Ta Garden
Address: 1 Le Thai To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: 04 3828 8148
Operating Hours: 6am-11pm

16 comments:

  1. That's why I like Asian coffee better! It's always roasted with oil or margarine or something! And somewhat smokier than 'Western' coffee.

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    1. Yes a slight twist to the original coffee taste!

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  2. Must be a nice peaceful setting by the lake.

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    1. It is.. but it was a bit cloudy that day..

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  3. coffee! i'm so sleepy at the office now, i desperately need some! :D

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    1. Maybe you should make a cup and wake yourself up before the weekend =)

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  4. black coffee with chocolate is so yummy! :)

    Latest: Vegan Fruity Pizza

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    1. I think the margarine helped to alter the coffee taste. =D

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  5. Oh yes, I had plenty of the Vietnamese coffee almost everyday. In fact we visited one of the coffee factory and they do have a very wide selection of different flavoured coffee. Our breakfast starts with the coffee and they sure tasted good.

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    1. Woahh.... I think you are avid coffee drinker =)

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  6. I do remember having some good coffee when I was in Vietnam. Somehow when I bought some back or even opt for Vietnamese coffee in KL, it seems a tad lighter. Not sure if its my brewing method is wrong but strangely I have yet to find Vietnamese coffee as good as the ones I had there.

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    1. I think the Vietnamese restaurant at Pavilion serves decent coffee. You might wanna check it out =)

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  7. my fren got a coffee filter from vietnam and he use it once in the office..
    but then he just drink expresso from the machine at my office pantry..
    kekekeke

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    1. Hhahha.. i guess its easier to just press a button. Maybe you friend should pass it to the tea lady instead. =)

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  8. That black coffee looks really 'gao'! I don't drink much coffee and if I do it has to be with lots of milk and sugar lol

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    1. Hehhe.. I'm the opposite, I only drink black. =D

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