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.
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.
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.
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.