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 😃👏🏻✌🏼


Curry for Change 

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This evening I met some wonderful and inspirational people who are working towards ending hunger and changing lives in Asia and Africa. I’m proud to be a part of Curry for Change – a charity that helps people hold Supper clubs to raise money for families who suffer from hunger. 

All you need to do is host a supper club and donate funds that will support local families across 19 countries to lead better lives. Natco, who is the food partner for Curry for Change will even provide vital ingredients and kingfisher beers to help get you started.

This year make a difference and join the Supper club movement! 

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 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

Happy Birthday TGM

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Awesome 1st Birthday Festival at Tottenham Green Market 🎉🎈🎉

Great food, drink, music and a massive supportive crowd. 

When service was done, Hanoi Cà Phê enjoyed a much deserved drink. We SMASHED IT with a mega SELLOUT 👏🏻👏🏻


Tottenham Green Market turns One!

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Great Sunday line up at Tottenham Green Market with delicious international street food, live music and entertainment for the kids. Pop by and say Hi! Hanoi Cà Phê will be here serving our gorgeous Vietnamese curry 🍛🇻🇳

It’s Cá Ri time!

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Hanoi Cà Phê’s New Menu will be available tomorrow at Netil Market from 11-5! Let us feed you the following deliciousness:

⭐️ Cá Ri Gà – Succulent Vietnamese Chicken Curry (mild & fresh)

⭐️ Cá Ri Chay – Warming Lemongrass & Tumeric Vegetable Curry (spicy & sour)

* Served with fragrant jasmine rice, coriander, lime, fresh chillies and roasted peanuts (optional)

All Lovingly cooked from scratch, It’s mouth-wateringly GOOD!

Half term preparations

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Half term means that I’m lucky enough to have little shopping and kitchen helpers 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Here are a few ingredients that feature in our New Menu. It’s mouth-wateringly GOOD!!! Catch us Netil Market this Saturday from 11am-5pm. Go on! give your taste buds a REAL TREAT 🌶🍋🍀🍍🍇