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”.
Last nights Supper Club @playground_london was a great success and start to the long bank holiday weekend! Wonderful diners enjoying Hanoi flavours and lively conversation – what a joy to capture 😊🙏🏻
👀👀L O O K !!! 👀👀We were in Time Out London magazine yesterday 😁😁😁So excited about our Vietnamese Supper Club tomorrow @playground_london Tickets have now SOLD OUT 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Our upcoming Supper Club at Playground London is featured in Time Out!!! Grab tickets before they sell out again! Read the 5⭐️ reviews from our first event last month here too – Hanoi Cà Phê Supper Club
⭐️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!
Our Vietnamese Supper Club at Hucks Cafe was featured in Time Out London! Read our 5⭐️ reviews of the evening here: Supper Club review
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
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 👏🏻👏🏻
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 🍛🇻🇳
Since starting my Vietnamese Street food business (a little over a year ago) I’ve been working long and crazy hours to fulfil my food passion dream.
Today I’m so pleased to announce my first ever Vietnamese Supper Club! Hanoi Cà Phê will be collaborating with Hucks, a great neighbourhood venue to showcase our very first dine-in experience.
Limited tickets are available via Eventbrite – http://goo.gl/e89Lud