Spring roll galore@Essence Restaurant, Old Quarters

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http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=informazioni-viagra-generico-25-mg The standard minced pork spring rolls is a must for all vietnamese dining. Frankly, it really reminds me of our local “bak kian”. They were delicious on our first day here but after having them for 4 consecutive days..the last thing in my mind are spring rolls.

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http://maientertainmentlaw.com/?search=levitra-for-wome ESSENCE RESTAURANT
22 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel   : (+84 4) 3935 2485   Ext. 105
Fax  : (+84 4) 3935 2487
Email: info@essencehanoihotel.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essencehanoihotel

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Long awaited reservation@The Gourner Corner Restaurant, Hanoi

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http://acrossaday.com/?search=buy-generic-canadian-propecia-5mg Two years ago, I could not get a reservation as it was always fully booked. Today, the same thing happened. I had to book 2 days ahead to have a chance to dine at this highly rated restaurant, The Gourmet Corner, on the top floor (12th floor) of http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com, Hanoi Elegance hotel. The place was rather quaint, petite and maybe only able to serve 30-40 pax.

I was thrilled to see how the food will bring some gastronomic excitement to us!


We ordered several different dishes and my colleague ordered the pork cutlet grilled and wrapped with ham, served with risotto. The pork was too hard and salty.


I ordered the Ga Quay, roast chicken with ginger, chilli and mushroom slices served with rice. The chicken was quite tender, spicy and I thought the ginger slices added a twist to the flavour. Not bad.


The lamb racks were drizzled over with some ginger mustard lemon sauce and the meat was quite tender, slightly above average but I had eaten much better ones than these.


You can’t go wrong with local spring rolls, especially when fried and contains pork. Most restaurants taste fairly similar, not much differentiation.


This was the banana crepe, which was honestly really ordinary to me. First impression on the taste was that it feels like anyone could cook this up easily at home.


I prefer the chocolate cake more than the crepes. They definitely did not use high quality chocolate, you could tell from the taste, but thankfully the cake was moist. It came with an overly hardened chocolate coated cornflakes which was so hard that eventually my colleague just grabbed the entire piece to eat.

Total damage was about RM60 per head. The food was really, so so to me. I’d probably not make any more trips back here. And there are so many more better restaurants back home but you’d probably need to pay at least 2 times more for them. But I do think, perhaps to the tastebuds of Hanoi environment, this may be considered suitable and delicious. I guess I am not one of them then.

The good thing is that they have really friendly staff, especially the restaurant manager, Mr Fook who was so courteous and helpful to all our quirky needs.

The place also has a verandah area, which can fit about 15 people. Suitable for those who love the cool weather outside and want a private romantic moment to themselves…as it has a nice view of the city from here, at the 12th floor.

For those who want to give this place a try, please book much earlier on, details shown below:

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant,
32 Lo Su Hoan Kiem,
Tel: +84439351632 ext 1205