Trang Tien Ice – Cream – Kem Trang Tien, Hanoi

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On the way to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, you can see a popular ice cream shop with the name of Trang Tien ice cream. Ice cream is a treat for everyone to enjoy. And, Trang Tien is one of the most popular places for ice cream in Hanoi. Trang Tien ice cream is located at 35 Trang Tien and it opens from 8.00am to 9.00pm on a daily basis. The price of ice cream is so reasonable, about 7,000-8,000 VND / unit. As a result, Trang Tien ice cream is still very popular.

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I. Trang Tien Ice Cream – The Introduce

This famous name is from its location- the number 35 Trang Tien Street. Although started with four flavors popsicles including young rice, chocolate, coconut milk and green bean, this store is favored with its great taste and reasonable price. Trang Tien ice-cream store is always crowed with buyers, especially in the evenings of summer days. People often line up and wait for up to 30 minutes just to buy some ice-creams.

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This ice cream store produces nearly 25,000- 30,000 ice-creams daily during high season, but it still cannot meet the consumers’ demand. Trang Tien ice-cream is favored by both locals and tourists all over the world. Trang Tien ice-cream is unique in flavor and in the way it is eaten. Most buyers consume these ice-creams right after buying in order to prevent it from melting. The picture of people trying to eat ice-creams as fast as possible has become a part of Hanoi tradition and culture.

The ice cream shop at 35 Trang Tien Street is opened 4 seasons. In summer, buyers can enjoy the ice cream’s cool taste; however, in winter, these ice creams are not too cold while they can still retain the sweet flavor. Many foreigners come to Hanoi and they have to try Trang Tien ice cream. Another unique feature of this ice cream shop, they do not offer seats, so consumers have to line up to buy ice creams, and then they have to stand in front of the shop to eat it.

1. The History Of Trang Tien Ice Cream

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When it comes to the history of this famous ice cream brand, before the French colonialists arrived, Vietnam is a poor country and there is no thing as ice cream. When the French colonialists colonialized Vietnam, they brought Western dishes like bacon, pate as well as ice cream to this country. The first place to sell ice-cream was at the Grand Hotel located on Hang Trong Street. Ice cream might be introduced by the French, and it was considered as a luxury item.

Then, the first ice cream shop opened at 37 Cau Go Street. However, this ice cream shop only works for three years. And, Trang Tien ice cream was born and introduced to the Vietnamese people at 35 Trang Tien Street in 1958. The crunchy cones we know today were introduced in Trang Tien ice cream a few decades ago.

Initially, ice creams were served on wooden lollipop sticks, and there were four flavors including mung bean, cacao, young rice and coconut. Nowadays, Trang Tien ice cream has been included with different flavors like vanilla, chocolate, cereal, coconut milk, etc. Nonetheless, its flavor is still cool and tasty. Although there is no chair, but people still happily stand to enjoy the delicious flavor of these ice creams.

2. The Culture Of Trang Tien Ice Cream

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Despite the inconvenience, many people still feel very exciting when eating them. It reminds them of the time in 1980s when the government has not opened its economy to the world. And, tourists can also understand a part of the Hanoi’s history.

In the eyes of Hanoi residents, Trang Tien ice cream shop is a place where they enjoy the ice cream’s taste. Moreover, it has become a great place for couple’s dating and family gathering. For people who were born before the 80s, Trang Tien ice cream reminds their sweet childhood memory. At this time, ice cream was considered as a luxurious treat. For foreigners, Trang Tien ice cream is a special treat in their Hanoi travelling tour.

Trang Tien ice cream is a favorite product and it is also a unique culture in the memories of many people. As a result, this ice cream brand is copied with ease. Protecting Trang Tien brand is protecting the brand and also protecting a unique culture of the capital. Trang Tien ice cream has its wonderful flavours, which many Hanoi generations have been addicted to. Visitors who have a chance to taste Trang Tien ice cream will never forget the special experience with Hanoi’s culture- eating ice cream while standing.

II. The Types Of Trang Tien Ice Cream

You can find 4 types of Trang Tien ice cream here, including soft serve, ice cream on sticks, mochi, and ice cream on cones. There are 5 main types of flavors, including taro, rice flake, green beans, cocoa and coconut milk. The texture of the ice cream on cones is the icy type, not the soft and creamy kind, so it is very refreshing. Also, the cone tastes like the egg rolls. There are 4 types of ice creams when we talk about Trang Tien brand as mentioned before. However, we recommend you try some of the ice creams first below due to their wonderful taste that many people love. Here are the most favorited ice creams that the Trang Tien brand currently offers at the main store:

1. Green Pea Ice Cream

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The green pea’s ice cream is a special one, because before the Western ice cream, Vietnamese also offer some other delicious dishes made from green peas. The combination of the fatty taste of coconut milk and fresh milk and the great taste of green beans has created attractive cream.

Another feature that makes Trang Tien ice cream different from other brands is its chewy and soft texture. It has a few tiny grains of green rice or green beans sprinkled on these ice creams.

2. Cinnamon Ice Cream Cone & Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Cinnamon and coconut milk cream is a favorite type of many people. The sweetness of ice cream mixed with the crunchiness and aroma of cinnamon is a great combination. Also, coconut milk cream is quite sweet, and still ensures the aroma, plasticity and fatty smell of coconut fiber.

3. Mochi Ice Cream – The New One

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Recently, Trang Tien ice cream launches a new member called ice-cream mochi with 4 different fillings including green tea, strawberry coffee and vanilla. Trang Tien mochi ice cream consists of a soft and sticky rice cake around an ice cream filling.

Trang Tien ice cream offers a simple charm, but it also makes people remember forever. It is not decorated eye-catching with new shapes or colors, but its flavor is enough to satisfy the taste of the most eaters. Today, apart from Hanoi, people can buy Trang Tien ice cream in other provinces of the country. However, for people who want to enjoy themselves, they still go to Trang Tien Street for ice cream.

If you would like to experience the best Trang Tien ice cream in Hanoi, go to ice cream shop at 35 Trang Tien Street. Whether you would like to taste a simple scoop of cacao, vanilla, or something new like coconut milk, young glutinous rice, green bean, or mochi, Trang Tien ice cream will surely satisfy your demand. Certainly, eating Trang Tien ice cream is one of the best things to do in Hanoi.

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