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John Legend sips Hanoi’s signature egg coffee

By Nguyen Chi, Giang Huy   January 20, 2022 | 09:59 pm PT
Grammy Award-winning American singer John Legend has shared photos of himself sightseeing and drinking egg coffee in Hanoi on his Instagram account.
The American singer arrived to Vietnam on Jan. 19 as he was invited to perform at the Hanoi Opera House on Thursday.Performed in Hanoi tonight at the beautiful Opera House. My first visit to Vietnam. Thanks for having me! he wrote on Instagram.

He arrived in Vietnam on Jan. 19 to perform at the Hanoi Opera House a day later.
"Performed in Hanoi tonight at the beautiful Opera House. My first visit to Vietnam. Thanks for having me!" he wrote.

Legend performs hit song All of Me at VinFuture Prize, one of the worlds largest annual awards in science and technology. The award aims to recognize ground breaking scientific and technological discoveries around the world.

Legend performs his hit song 'All of Me' at the VinFuture Prize awards ceremony in Hanoi on January 20.
The annual award, which carries among the world's largest cash prizes, aims to recognize ground-breaking scientific and technological discoveries.

After the performance, he thanked the audience in both Vietnamese and English.I am very excited to be coming to Vietnam for the first time. Thank you for welcoming me. Congratulations to todays award winning scientists.

After the performance, he thanked the audience in both Vietnamese and English, saying: "I am very excited to be coming to Vietnam for the first time. Thank you for welcoming me. Congratulations to today's award winning scientists".

Although his stay was not long, the Legend still took advantage of exploring a number of scenic spots in the capital Hanoi.He also snapped a photo of the Quan Thanh temple, which was built in 1010, to worship Huyen Thien Tran Vu, one of the four gods guarding the four gates of Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi’s former avatar.The temple is situated near West Lake, and together with Kim Lien Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda creates harmonious landscape architecture for the area.

He left Vietnam on Friday morning. Though his stay was short, Legend explored a number of sights in the capital.
He posted a photo of the Quan Thanh temple, built in 1010 to worship Huyen Thien Tran Vu, one of the four gods guarding the four gates of Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi’s former seat of government. The temple is situated near West Lake.

He also tried out egg coffee, one of the best-known beverages in Hanoi.It starts with a layer of condensed milk at the bottom -- the Vietnamese twist -- over which is poured strong black coffee. Whisked egg yolk is placed on top. The three main elements create a mixture that combines sweet, bitter and fatty flavors.His cup of coffee is also drawn with the image of the Sword Lakes Turtle Tower - the symbol of Hanoi - with the two letters JL stands for his initials on the side. Legend, born in 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actor and producer. He is best known for many hit songs like Love Me Now and All of Me. He is one of 16 Hollywood artists in the EGOT group - the group that has won all four of the most prestigious awards in the art and entertainment world, including an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

He also tried out egg coffee, one of the city’s best-known beverages.
It starts with a layer of condensed milk at the bottom -- the Vietnamese twist -- over which is poured strong black coffee. A whisked egg yolk is placed on top. The three elements create a mixture of sweet, bitter and fatty tastes.
On top of the egg drawn in coffee was an image of Sword Lake's Turtle Tower, the symbol of Hanoi, and the letters J and L standing for his name.
Legend, born 1978, is also a songwriter, actor and producer. He is known for hit songs like 'Love Me Now' and 'All of Me'. He is one of 16 in the EGOT group of stars to have won all four of the U.S.’s top art and entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

 
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