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Eating a gourmet Vietnamese meal is always a good experience in this part of the world. Yes, over here, you don't have to pay gourmet prices for good food or force your husband to be a dish washer after eating a delicious meal.
Favorite Dish: Pop over to La Brique the next time you're stressed and harried from the chaotic traffic in Hanoi. This little joint with its cavernous roof, exposed brick walls and soothing jazz sounds will soothe your nerves in a jiffy. Quite ironic, since the only sounds that used to reverberate around these walls were cries of buying and selling. Yes, this used to be a wholesale fish market but it doesn't look anything like it now, apart from the original brick walls.
The food here is good, esp the fish dishes. But be forewarned all purists, the food here is more fusion than vietnamese! Try the fish rolls steamed in tamrind. I never knew how delicious fish would taste when it is paired with tamarind, tomatoes and fresh dill. More so, when there are silvers of ham and cucumber in those succulent rolls. Hmm, delicious . Each dish cost about US$6 so I got to keep my husband and enjoy the dish with him.
French restaurant with Vietnamese dishes, nice, relaxed, French-dominated crowd, cool music.
Favorite Dish: Cha Ca (Vietnamese dish of fish and dill, cooked over coals at your table) & and the house French white wine.