Fat gives things flavour.

Originally put up by three friends, a pastry chef, a kindergarten teacher and a nice guy who all enjoy dining and experimenting in the kitchen. Eventually, nice guy and cheffy gets caught up in their fancy lives.

So now you're stuck with me.
The Filipino kindergarten teacher who lives in Hanoi.
I eat and I travel to eat some more.
Angus Ribeye from Jackson’s Steakhouse, Hai Ba Trung St. Hanoi, Vietnam

Angus Ribeye from Jackson’s Steakhouse, Hai Ba Trung St. Hanoi, Vietnam

Gluten free French brioche toast from Tet Decor Cafe, Tay Ho

Gluten free French brioche toast from Tet Decor Cafe, Tay Ho

English potato chips, grilled prawns and Spanish chorizo from Kafe, Dien Bien Phu, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi

I’ve had a fondness for brunch places lately and this has to be my favorite so far. I was just doing my usual rounds of getting lost with my bicycle, Scarlet when I spotted this building that looked interesting. On the bottom floor was a clothes store with interesting finds and right on top of it was Kafe. This place has got a lovely outdoor deck where you can dine under the sun. They serve organic tea, nice desserts and pretty decent tapas. Good crowd and a nice place to relax.

English potato chips, grilled prawns and Spanish chorizo from Kafe, Dien Bien Phu, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi

I’ve had a fondness for brunch places lately and this has to be my favorite so far. I was just doing my usual rounds of getting lost with my bicycle, Scarlet when I spotted this building that looked interesting. On the bottom floor was a clothes store with interesting finds and right on top of it was Kafe. This place has got a lovely outdoor deck where you can dine under the sun. They serve organic tea, nice desserts and pretty decent tapas. Good crowd and a nice place to relax.

Eggs benedict with smoked salmon and dill from The Kitchen, Hanoi
It was very rich and heaping with good cheese. There was a generous amount of smoked salmon and the dill complemented it. Eggs were perfectly poached making the whole thing moist as you slice through it. I had it for lunch and I was filled until late evening. The interiors of this place were very quaint, good for brunch, crowd is mostly expat. Would definitely go back.

Eggs benedict with smoked salmon and dill from The Kitchen, Hanoi
It was very rich and heaping with good cheese. There was a generous amount of smoked salmon and the dill complemented it. Eggs were perfectly poached making the whole thing moist as you slice through it. I had it for lunch and I was filled until late evening. The interiors of this place were very quaint, good for brunch, crowd is mostly expat. Would definitely go back.

Philadelphia cheesesteak panini from Saint Honore, Xuan Dieu Hanoi
I should have taken a photo of the inside. This photo does not do justice to how tasty and cheesy it is. It could have been better if the onions were caramelized and a few more slices of beef were added but overall, it was good value for my money. Saint Honore is one of my favorite cafes here in Hanoi, not extraordinary but always a safe place for brunch serving gourmet sandwiches, pastries and good coffee.

Philadelphia cheesesteak panini from Saint Honore, Xuan Dieu Hanoi
I should have taken a photo of the inside. This photo does not do justice to how tasty and cheesy it is. It could have been better if the onions were caramelized and a few more slices of beef were added but overall, it was good value for my money. Saint Honore is one of my favorite cafes here in Hanoi, not extraordinary but always a safe place for brunch serving gourmet sandwiches, pastries and good coffee.

Mozarella burger from Cafe Breton

Mozarella burger from Cafe Breton

Four Cheese ravioli in homemade pesto sauce

Four Cheese ravioli in homemade pesto sauce

Prawn Curry and Vegetable Beryani Rice from Foodshop 45 
Truc Bach, Hanoi, Vietnam

This place is a ten minute walk away from where I live and is always a reliable place to grab all kinds of curry dishes when I’m lazy to cook. Their cottage cheese spinach curry (not in picture) was divine. They serve great Indian food for carnivores like me, and even better ones for vegetarians.

Prawn Curry and Vegetable Beryani Rice from Foodshop 45 
Truc Bach, Hanoi, Vietnam

This place is a ten minute walk away from where I live and is always a reliable place to grab all kinds of curry dishes when I’m lazy to cook. Their cottage cheese spinach curry (not in picture) was divine. They serve great Indian food for carnivores like me, and even better ones for vegetarians.

The Mexican burger from Tracy’s Pub and Grill, 40 Xuan Deiu St. Tay Ho, Hanoi.  By far, the best burger in this area. Contains the two essentials of burgerology. Fatty beef and toppings changed to your preference. Best eaten with cold beer from the tap and some chips or crisps of you’re English or sitsirya kung Pinoy ka.

The Mexican burger from Tracy’s Pub and Grill, 40 Xuan Deiu St. Tay Ho, Hanoi.
By far, the best burger in this area. Contains the two essentials of burgerology. Fatty beef and toppings changed to your preference. Best eaten with cold beer from the tap and some chips or crisps of you’re English or sitsirya kung Pinoy ka.

Bun Cha from the famous 1 Hang Manh, Hanoi Vietnam
I’ve been to three or four Bun Cha places in Vietnam and this will have to be my top choice. They serve a generous amount of grilled pork belly and grilled patties. Spring rolls are superb and not as greasy as others. Price is a bit steep compared to other places, but you have to pay a little extra to get the best.

Bun Cha from the famous
1 Hang Manh, Hanoi Vietnam

I’ve been to three or four Bun Cha places in Vietnam and this will have to be my top choice. They serve a generous amount of grilled pork belly and grilled patties. Spring rolls are superb and not as greasy as others. Price is a bit steep compared to other places, but you have to pay a little extra to get the best.

The Monday soup, Bun Thai from the famous Lunch Lady in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City. This street soup joint was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show No Reservations.

Hanoian stir-fried beef with morning glory and noodles from a street Pho Cuon place in Truc Bach district Hanoi

Hanoian stir-fried beef with morning glory and noodles from a street Pho Cuon place in Truc Bach district Hanoi

Angus Bistek Tagalog from 2nd’s Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City Philippines

Angus Bistek Tagalog from 2nd’s Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City Philippines

Al Capone from J.Co Donuts and Coffee

Al Capone from J.Co Donuts and Coffee

Dark chocolate chunk cookie topped with Vanilla ice cream from 2nd’s Bonifacio High Street, Taguig Philippines

Dark chocolate chunk cookie topped with Vanilla ice cream from 2nd’s Bonifacio High Street, Taguig Philippines

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