LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE 2019 Amazing Waltham Forest 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Sadiq Khan, major of London made his announcement today at the London assembly hall. What a momentous day to be given this first ever award 🥇
We are so proud to be Londoners, and especially to live and work in this great borough! Continue the celebrations with us this Saturday 3rd March for The Big Culture Conversation at WAH (12-6pm)
On the day, there will be discussions, live music and family entertainment. We will be providing hot Vietnamese food 🍛🥢 and Perky Blenders will be keeping you fuelled with coffee & cakes ☕️🍰 Come join the Party in E17!!!
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”.
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.
These oriental thermos flasks have been in regularly use since my childhood. I remember my mum taking her noodle soups to work in these. Now that the weather is a bit cooler, @hanoi_ca_phe will be serving warming Ginger, Lotus and green tea in these for our next Streetfood market at Blackhorse Workshop on the 19th September.
Love the multiple purpose of these Thermos flask! Now you can have a cuppa that really LIGHTS up 👋😃🌟