Turning Earth Autumn Studio sale

Art, ceramics, collaboration, Colour, Creative studio, Drink, East London, events, Food and Drink, Hanoi, market, music, Pop up, Street Food, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food, Workshops

It’s so lovely to be invited back to the wonderful Turning Earth. We spent a lovely weekend (7th & 8th October 2017) surrounded by beautiful ceramics and feeding the crowds at this seasonal event. ART, COLOUR & FOOD are such a perfect combinations 🎨🌈🌿

Brain food at Cognizant 

catering, collaboration, Colour, events, Festival, Food and Drink, Hanoi, Pop up, Street Food, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food

Our catering job at Cognizant was such a pleasure to do and be a part of. We catered for their event The Collaboratory, which is an uber-cool co-creation space setup to promote innovation, design thinking and creativity.This evenings Theme: How Digital will change our lives in the future, focused specifically on Bots, AI, Algorithms and Big Data. 

Super Intelligent topics with tasty food – This is why I LOVE my job! 💡💡😋👏🏻👏🏻 #brainfood




Back to uni 2017

Art, collaboration, Colour, Drink, family, Food and Drink, Hanoi, market, Pop up, Street Food, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food

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!

Art, Cafe, Coffee, collaboration, Colour, Drink, family, Food and Drink, Hanoi, Pop up, Stories, Street Food, supper club, Vietnam, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food

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 

Art, collaboration, Colour, family, Food and Drink, Hanoi, Pop up, Stories, Street Food, Vietnam, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food, Workshops

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.

Curry for Change 

Charity, collaboration, Colour, Drink, family, Food, Food and Drink, market, Pop up, Stories, supper club, travel, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food

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! 

Making Pho

Cafe, Colour, Cooking class, family, Food and Drink, Hanoi, Pop up, Stories, Street Food, supper club, travel, Vietnam, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food

A glimpse of last weeks photoshoot with travel company Flash Pack. An afternoon session of me preparing ingredients and cooking my heartwarming Vietnamese Chicken Pho 🍲 On cooler days like today, I could devour several bowls of this internal hugging dish – Vietnam’s favourite 🇻🇳 

How did Hanoi Cà Phê begin?

Art, family, Food, Food and Drink, Hanoi, market, Stories, Street Food, supper club, travel, Vietnam, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Street Food


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”.