Trung Nguyen Coffee is a famous international chain specializing in Vietnamese coffee. Singapore had the pleasure of being one of the first foreign country’s to receive the franchise back in 2003. Unfortunately, sparse, inaccessibly outlets prevent it from being nearly as recognizable as more commercial brands.
For some time, Trung Nyguyen disappeared from sight in Singapore but it was more recently revived by a new distributor in 2008. There are currently two outlets, one at Terminal 1 of the Singapore Airport and another on the second floor of Liang Court at Clark Quay.
The branch over at Liang Court, is a great hangout spot for those staying nearby. Hidden from the public’s sight, there is a constant abundance of empty seats, a refuge of sort and a nice change from the ridiculous crowds of other coffee houses. The location of the shops seem to suggest that the shop survives of expat patrons who are already familiar with the brand.
Coffees are called “Creatives” on the menu. The shop offers a range of different blends of increasing grade and price. The best coffees still remain affordable when compared to the competition,you won’t find yourself paying big bucks, for your coffee beans.
Over here we’ve ordered the Creative 1 (Culi Robusta) coffee. I’m no connoisseur for coffee and having tried the various mixes, I found some of the other Creatives too strong for my tastes. I can only describe the concoctions to be incredibly potent while retaining a very thin and smooth consistency.
Yan presents a step by step demonstration on drinking the Vietnamese coffee.
If you’re in the area and looking for a place to chill, do give Trung Nguyen a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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