Back to uni 2017

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With our car loaded to the MAX we headed to Canterbury yesterday to cater for The University for the Creative Arts Degree Show 2017. It was such a pleasure to be back at my old university and see familiar faces (some of whom haven’t changed one bit – eternally youthful).
Hanoi Cà Phê impressed the crowds with our fresh Vietnamese BBQ flavours 🌈🇻🇳💥🌶
We’re super honoured to be asked back to cater for next years Degree show at all the UCA campuses!!! Woohoo 😃👏🏻✌🏼


We are back at HUCKS!

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Do you want to be taken to Hanoi for an evening of authentic Vietnamese flavours?? 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳Then don’t miss out on our second Supper club at HUCKS!**As Featured and Reviewed in TimeOut London**
Tickets are limited – Book here!

The Dryers Kitchen collaboration 

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JOIN US for an enriching day of exploring natural ingredients, colour making and dyeing techniques at Playground London

++Natural dye-making workshop by Lola Lely Studio, with delicious lunch and cool refreshments by Hanoi Cà Phê++ 

Tickets have now SOLD OUT for Saturday 27th May but there are still a few places left on Sunday 28th. Book Dryers Kitchen workshop & lunch here.

How did Hanoi Cà Phê begin?

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My name is Gina and I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. I came to England at the age of two where I grew up with my elder sister. 
We lived in a strong female household, which included my Mother and Grandma.  

My Grandma had an enormous influence on me as a child, I would spend fascinated hours watching her cook, and then eventually assisting her in our little kitchen.

Grandma Quyen, who turned 99yrs old in February this year, was my inspiration to start Hanoi Cà Phê. Sadly, She was diagnosed with Dementia a couple of years ago. It was during this time that I sought to find a way of keeping my Grandmas stories and recipes alive, hence Hanoi Cà Phê was born.  

In Vietnam, we always involve food and eating whether in happiness or sadness. It’s a beautiful way of bringing family, friends and strangers together to share experiences and feel united.

I want to retain my family recipes and feed everyone I know and meet the delicious Vietnamese food I enjoyed as a child, always lovingly cooked by my Grandma.

“Cooking with Love provides Food for the Soul”.

Supper Club at Playground London

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⭐️Yaay It’s Friday! Plus I have some Great News for you!! ⭐️If you missed our first Supper Club last month then dry your eyes, because here’s your chance to Enjoy an Evening of Fresh Hanoi Flavours 🌿🌶🍲We will be hosting supper at the cool & creative @playground_london in Dalston. Tickets and menu available via Eventbrite –  HCP Supper Club

Really, you’d be Hanoi’d if you miss out! 

Supper Club success!

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Last evening Hanoi Cà Phê hosted our first ever Supper Club at Hucks Cafe in Walthamstow. It was a resounding success! Such a pleasure to see so many happy faces and empty bowls enjoying food and conversation.

Special shout out to Mamma Tinh and the HCP Phê Dream Team! You show endless enthusiasm, humour and strength – You are AMAZING.

To top it all up, I found out yesterday from a guest that our little event was even featured in TimeOut London!!! 😁

Next Supper Club coming soon – so watch this space! x

Grandma Quyen 

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My Grandmother will turn 99yrs old this week. I found this photo of her taken in 1940s Hanoi. A beautiful and amazing woman who has taught me many kitchen skills and the delights of Hanoian flavours. I particularly remember early mornings as a child watching her make delicious Banh Cuon (steamed savoury rolled pancakes) which require great patience and a meticulous hand. She would spend hours creating this dish and myself and my sister @lola_lely would devour it in minutes. To my amazing grandma – Thank you for teaching me the art of love and patience in our little family kitchen.

Underline – Celebrating Art & Music on the underground

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This Saturday 3rd September we will be returning to the great @blackhorsews to take part in the exciting Underline event, celebrating art & music for the Victoria line. The Blackhorse workshop will be hosting a special one of market (11-5pm) with kids activities and street food – Hanoi Cà Phê serving our delicious BBQ pork and tofu Bánh mi’s to welcome you back from your summer adventures. Artist Jasleen Kaur will be running a family workshop called ‘Future Tools’ and the Blackhorse team will be hosting a special ornamental wooden boat making activity.
We can’t wait! 😀👏🏻😀