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Lemongrass: Authentic South Vietnamese Cuisine (2)
Part two of my tips with more pictures of the Lemongrass Restaurant.
The Lemongrass Restaurant is a high end Restaurant in District 1 that Serves Authentic, Non Fusion Vietnamese Cuisine from all the Regions of Southern and Central Vietnam. Due to the popularity of this restaurant, specially to western and asian tourists who comprise the majority of the Clientele, they have set up another branch at the 14th floor of the Palace Hotel, serving the Same Menu. Both restaurants and the Palace Hotel is owned by the huge Saigon Tourist Company, under their division of the Bong sen Restaurant Group, which owns many of the hotels, Restaurants, the Biggest Tour Company in Saigon.
The Main Branch is currently under renovation but is still packed with people dining and there is a waiting list outside. The atmosphere is candlelit and intimate, very Vietnamese, with cane furniture and tile floors, yet its three floors of subdued dining are a still a nice place to Dine, but unlike it's sister restaurant, the Vietnam House Restaurant, they don't have a cultural show inside. The place can sit up to 80 people on the first floor and the third floor (second floor is under renovation). The Menu here is almost the same as in the Vietnam House Restaurant but they have more set menus for every budget.
Opens: 11:00 am to 2:00 p, and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday.
Favorite Dish: what else but my favorite south vietnamese specialties like the Cua Lot (deep fried soft shelled crab), the Go Hai San (seafood vermicelli noodle), the Chao Tom (prawns in sugarcane sticks), Canh Do Bien (sour seafood soup) assorted Vietnamese Spring Rolls (goi cuon) and more.
ala carte dishes like an order of Cua lot will cost 280,000 VND an order, Lobsters at 560,000 VND an order. Tiger Prawns in Coconut Juice and Nut at 450,000 VND. Drinks start at 10,000 VND for a glass of Jasmine Tea and 40,000 VND for an Orangina Soft Drink.
Set Meals go from 350,000 VND for the cheapest set and up to 550,000 VND for the most expensive set with drinks not included.
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