We arrived at the restaurant at around 12:50pm and I gave my name to one of the servers whose name, coincidentally, was Pham (get it?). As she led us to our table, I couldn’t help admiring the decors, especially the colorful lanterns.
|Aren't they pretty?!|
|Lovely table decor|
As we waited for our appetizers, Pham gave Caila and Sophie a small gift-wrapped package each which they excitedly opened right away.
|She was in one of her moods, thus the non-smiling face|
|Nem Rau Chien Gion (deep fried vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili sauce) |
and Cha Ca (deep fried breaded fish cakes)
|Vit Cuon La Lot (grilled duck foie gras sausages wrapped in pepper leaves), |
Tom Chien Gion (crispy coconut prawns), and Cha Cua (crab cakes)
|Nom Du Du (green papaya salad)|
|Tom Chien (wok-fried golden garlic prawns) and |
Nem Hai San Chien Gion (deep fried spring rolls wrapped with rice noodles)
|Goi Cuon Tom Ga (Vietnamese rice paper rolls with chicken, shrimp, and herbs)|
We also had Pho Bo Viet Nam, which is a traditional Vietnamese soup that was a bit spicy, but delicious nonetheless.
|Bo Xiao Tieu Den (seared black Angus beef tenderloin with black pepper sauce)|
|Ca Nuong La Sen (oven-baked stripped sea bass galangal)|
|Tom Rim Cot Dua (pan-fried sweet water prawns with spicy sambal sauce)|
|Com Rang Hoi An (fried rice with organic chicken and shrimp)|
And to top off our meal, we each enjoyed a bowl of dessert:
|Kem Soai Nuoc Cot Dua (chilled mango soup with coconut milk and ice cream)|
It’s a good thing we had the chance to try them out that day because according to Pham, since Ramadan is coming up, they will be closed during the day…thus, their brunch won’t be available for one month.
But don’t let that stop you. They’ll still be open in the evenings and you can order pretty much the same dishes from their menu...in bigger portions, of course! ☺