Hanoi Ocean House – elegant and luxurious from French Colonial villas

The French Colonial villas can make anything look elegant and luxurious. The white walls and blue windows of the villa stood out on the busy Hai Ba Trung road with the giant sign in mosaic style that spells Hanoi Ocean House. A spacious courtyard filled with greeneries and three huge tanks filled with lobsters, king…

Benkay Hotel Nikko restaurant – Works of a poet

The small entrance on the second floor of Nikko Hotel Hanoi with jade Noren curtain offers a glimpse into a seemingly humble Japanese restaurant. But behind that entrance is the most authentic destination for Japanese food in Hanoi. Benkay Restaurant was once a temple of Japanese cuisine in Hanoi, famous for delicacies such as house-made…

Review La Verticale – Uncertain the taste

Fusion was a trend amongst French restaurants in Hanoi in the 2000s. The French dishes were prepared meticulously in the spirit of French cuisine whilst using the fresh local ingredients of the colorful hectic markets of Hanoi, coupled with the spices of different regions of Vietnam. The pioneer of this trend was no other than…

Review Red River restaurant in Hanoi – secret of Chinese cuisine

On the 36th floor of Lotte Hotel, Tim Ho Wan restaurant is in the midst of its usual hectic hours, a stark contrast to the calmness of the other restaurant on the opposite side of the corridor – Red River – a Chinese restaurant, also serves Chinese food but extends beyond dim sum. Although Red River…

The 7 Japanese Restaurants which Japanese expat uasually eat in Hanoi

Japan is not only popular with its fascinating and multifaceted culture but also impresses diners from all over the world with stunning food cooked based on its culture and tradition. Right after coming to Viet Nam, their sushi, sashimi, yakimono, tsukemono, udon and so on were soon enjoyed. So in this writing, we would like to refer top…

The 10 Best Luxurious Restaurants in HANOI

Hanoi boasts some excellent restaurants that epitomise why Vietnamese food is so adored around the world. With the cultural connections of France and China, as well as a rich native tradition, restaurants in Hanoi bring together many Influences from around the world and make every meal an adventure. Therefore, the city has been a “golden…

Review Maison de Tet Décor Café – lovely palace

The best way to overcome the April winter blues in Hanoi is heading indoors and diving into a big bowl of homemade tomato soup — accompanied by a crusty baguette, of course. That’s how I ended up at Maison de Tet Décor one drizzly Sunday. This handsome French villa on Ven Ho Street overlooks West Lake…

[Review] Salmonoid restaurant – the story of Salmon

Judging by their internet presence, you’d think Salmonoid was the work of an established restaurateur, with years of experience crafting culinary brands. “Homing like a salmon,” says their website; a motto with a more literal interpretation than I’d expected. Because it’s not some flashy commercial enterprise after all, but rather, a family passion project. I…

Review Porte d’Annam restaurant: game of spice

Promoting an appreciation for the finer things in life, Chef Didier and his wife Mai decided to extend their passion into a series of restaurants. The latest to open its doors in 2013, was the Porte D’ Annam Restaurant, situated at the Cathedral street, offering selection of locally sourced food and fusion food with spices…

3 “irresistible” desserts of La Badiane restaurant in hanoi

La Badiane is not only famous but also impress the customers with the special desserts in style of the combination of Asian and European cuisine. Let’s name 3 desserts that you can hardly resist at La Badiane restaurants 1. Banana roll cake, with chestnut, hazelnut, salty caramel, French diamond salt, chestnut cream It is a…