Trang Tien ice cream is a popular dessert in Hanoi, Vietnam, that has been around for over 60 years. Famous for its rich and creamy texture as well as unique and delicious flavors, Trang Tien ice cream is a must-try Hanoi dessert and is enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike.
1. The story behind the timeless taste of Trang Tien Ice Cream
Established in 1958, Trang Tien Ice Cream derives its name from the first address where ice cream was produced and sold – Trang Tien Street. This Hanoi dessert has since been known by many other names, such as Trang Tien Ice Cream 35, Trang Tien Ice Cream since 1958, and Walking Street Trang Tien Ice Cream.
Until today, through many changes, Trang Tien Ice Cream has continued to deepen its unique remarks at No. 35 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Having been around for over half a century, Trang Tien Ice Cream has become a well-known brand, not only in Hanoi but across the country. What sets Trang Tien Ice Cream apart is that it has the unique features of traditional ice cream.
Despite the ups and downs of time, Trang Tien Ice Cream still retains its characteristic and attractive flavor, which no other ice cream brand can match.
When biting into a piece of Trang Tien ice cream Hanoi, you will immediately feel the softness and cool flavor as the ice cream melts in your mouth. It can be said that this Hanoi specialty has successfully captured the hearts of many generations, from the elderly to children, who all love the slightly sweet flavor and just-right refreshing coolness of Trang Tien ice cream.
Moreover, since Trang Tien Ice Cream is made entirely from natural ingredients and contains no food coloring, it is considered to be very safe and hygienic and is trusted by many customers. If you ever find yourself in the capital city, make sure to give this famous Hanoi delicacy a try.
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2.1. Trang Tien Ice Cream Cones
When enjoying the Trang Tien ice cream cones, you will be captivated by the delicious and exciting aroma. The crispy cone shell combined with the sweet, creamy ice cream creates an irresistible flavor combination. What’s special is that the ice cream is kept at the perfect temperature, so it is neither too cold nor too hard, but soft and malleable for everyone to enjoy.
Trang Tien Ice Cream Cones are served in 7 different flavors: strawberry, green tea, taro, vanilla, green sticky rice, and cocoa. The price for each ice cream cone is 15,000 VND.
2.2. Trang Tien Ice Cream Bars
From its very first days, Trang Tien Ice Cream Bars have captured the key to impressing Hanoi locals’ taste buds. The ice cream is neither too sweet nor too hard. If it’s a green sticky rice ice cream bar, it will have a subtle fragrance; a cocoa ice cream bar will have a slightly bitter taste; and a coconut milk ice cream will deliver a soft texture on the tongue.
Trang Tien’s ice cream bars now come in a variety of flavors, including apricot, mung bean, green tea, durian, chocolate, green sticky rice, taro, cocoa, and coconut milk flavors. The price for these ice cream bars will be 12,000 VND each.
2.3. Trang Tien Mochi Ice Cream
The exquisite combination of Vietnamese and Japanese cultures has led Trang Tien Ice Cream to introduce a new product – Mochi Ice Cream. Trang Tien Mochi Ice Cream is a round-shaped dessert consisting of a layer of mochi dough wrapped around a ball of ice cream. To prevent the dough from sticking to the hands, the mochi ball is covered with a thin cornstarch layer. With a perfect blend of delicious ice cream and mochi dough made according to an authentic Japanese recipe, Trang Tien Mochi Ice Cream offers customers a unique culinary experience.
The flavors of Trang Tien Mochi Ice Cream are blueberry, apricot, coffee, vanilla, strawberry, and green tea. With only 30,000 VND, tourists can have a box with 3 mochi balls.
2.4. Trang Tien Ice Cream Cups
To meet the demand of customers, Trang Tien Ice Cream has launched a new line of 85-gram ice cream cups, retaining its great and refreshing flavors while also providing convenience for travelers who can bring them as gifts or enjoy them at home.
The Trang Tien Ice Cream cup flavors include mung bean, taro, cocoa, vanilla, coconut milk, and green sticky rice. Each 85-gram cup will cost you 12,000 VND.
2.5. Trang Tien Ice Cream Boxes
Not only is Trang Tien Ice Cream meeting the demand of customers with the 85-gram ice cream cup product line, but it has also launched a larger version, a 450-gram ice cream box, perfect to enjoy with your family and friends.
Trang Tien Ice Cream Boxes come in 6 flavors, which are: green sticky rice, cocoa, taro, coconut milk, mung bean, and vanilla. The price for each 450-gram box is 50,000 VND.
2.6. Trang Tien Sweet Soup
The brand of Trang Tien does not only offer the delicious ice cream flavors as introduced above, but it also has 5 special Trang Tien sweet soups. Just hearing their names is enough to make diners crave to try them once:
- Sweet potato mochi soup
- Corn and mung bean sweet soup
- Taro sweet soup
- Black sesame sweet soup
- Lotus and young green rice sweet soup
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3. Where to find Trang Tien Ice Cream?
Trang Tien Ice Cream now has distributors in almost all provinces and cities across the country, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Thua Thien Hue, and many other places. This means that no matter where you are, you can easily enjoy the unique Trang Tien Ice Cream, with its “timeless flavor” and the essence of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
You can also visit Trang Tien Ice Cream’s website to view the detailed list of distributors nationwide and find the nearest one to experience this delicacy.
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Trang Tien Ice Cream is a beloved dessert brand that has stood the test of time in Vietnam. With its rich history, high-quality ingredients, and delicious flavors, it has become a staple in the country’s culinary scene. During your Hanoi trip, having a scoop of Trang Tien Ice Cream is a must-try experience that will leave you craving more.