Our first wedding

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We absolutely Loved our first Wedding Catering at Kachette in Shoreditch yesterday 💍🎩

Big thanks 🙏🏻 to @mia_jacobs & @calypso.garcia for creating lots of beautiful Summer Bún Cha’s. They went down a treat! with many party guests coming back for seconds & thirds!!

So much joy seeing and feeding Happy people – Here’s to LOVE & FOOD 🥂 ❤️🍴

Borough of Culture 2019

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🚨🚨🚨WE WON!!!!🚨🚨🚨

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!!!

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

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🍊🌸🇻🇳🌸🍊🇻🇳Têt 2018 🇻🇳🌸🍊🇻🇳🌸🍊🌸

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Celebrate 🎊 with us this weekend!!

• Friday 16th @ Mothers Ruin (6-10pm)

• Saturday 17th @ Perky Blenders (12-4pm)

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Thank you for the Flowers by @rougeshopuk / Artwork by @tango_san 🙏🏻

Têt 2018

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🏮🏮🏮Têt New Year🏮🏮🏮is only 3-days away! and we’re celebrating with a delicious special menu this:

• FRIDAY 16th February @ Mothers Ruin (6-10pm)

• SATURDAY 17th February @ Perky Blenders (12-4pm)

Expect plenty of Vietnamese deliciousness 🇻🇳🥢😋🇻🇳 You’ll be barking mad to miss it! 🐶🐶🐶

#yearofthedog

🎨Poster design by @tango_san

Hello 2018!

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🌿🇻🇳 HELLO 2018 🙋🏻‍♀️WE’RE BACK! 🌿🇻🇳So I know most of you maybe feeling the January blues, BUT I promise to help banish these with our NEW: BOLD & FRESH January Menu! Our first pop-up dates are this coming weekend:

Friday 12th Mothers Ruin (6-10pm)

Saturday 13th Perky Blenders (12-4pm)

Old Paradise Yard

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A slice of Paradise! 🙏🏻We were lucky enough to feed the lovely crowds at this beautiful location yesterday. The 2017 annual Open Studios at Old Paradise Yard is a truly unique venue – a wonderful oasis in the middle of Waterloo. 



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”.

The Saigon Cooking Class – My journey begins

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The last time I stepped foot in beautiful Vietnam was 7 years ago! Wow, now 7 years later I am mother of two gorgeous boys (who make wonderful kitchen helpers) and I have embarked on the dream of setting up my Vietnamese street food business.
Today I make the long awaited journey to revisit the motherland. I’ve been told much has changed and I’m both nervous and excited.

One thing is for sure, I will be experiencing, and of course eating some of the best and healthiest food in the world! Which obviously means I get to eat LOTS 😋😋😋
On Tuesday, I will start my culinary journey at The Saigon Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City http://www.saigoncookingclass.com 
I will be buying fresh ingredients from Ben Thanh market with chief Khang then we will be cooking the following dishes – I cannot wait!
COOKING MENU:

– Fresh spring rolls with prawns, pork, fresh herbs and rice noodles. Saigon Cooking Class’s peanut dipping sauce – Gỏi cuốn.
– Green Mango, “Cang Cua” sala, baby spinach & BBQ chicken with sate – Gỏi gà.
– Fried rice with lotus seeds, prawns, chicken, carrots & green peas folded in a fresh lotus leaf –
Cơm gói lá sen.
– Surprise seasonal dessert.