Feb 4, 2008

Going back to Hanoi

After having our lunch at Pepper and Peppers, the group maximized the remaining hours to burn what we have eaten (during lunch) before dinner. After that mouth watering experience during lunch, again, we were faced with another gastronomic experience at Hanoi.

It was my second time to visit Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant, the lunch with Ate Ria was the first.

This time, I came here for the 6th Leg of the Davao Food Trip which was organized by Kuya Blogie and the rest of The Usual Suspects. This second visit is better than the first since we get to try the dishes we weren't able to taste the previous time.

Here are the dishes Kuya Blogie ordered for us.

Cha Nuong

This dish reminded me of a similar Korean dish (beef cuts and rice wrapped with lettuce). The concept is similar. Ground pork barbeque, served with lettuce, basil, rice noodles, and some veggie slice are wrapped with rice paper. The rice paper wrap is dipped in a special vinegar sauce. I was able to finish to servings of this because it's so good.

Fried Spring Rolls

There's nothing special about the spring roll except that it tastes like the way it should taste. But one notable thing about their spring roll is that it has less grease than other spring rolls that I have tried. I always hate grease on supposedly non-greasy food. hihihihihi.

Pomelo and Shrimp Salad

This is my favorite among the choices of appetizers in Hanoi. It's a must try for anyone who wishes to visit Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant. The addition of vinegar sauce to the salad amplifies the acidic flavor of the pomelo. Also, the basil leaves adds flavor and aroma to the whole dish. I love this dish.

Beef Tenderloin with Tomatoes

This is yet another favorite dish from Hanoi. I love the tomatoes being used in this dish. Also, the sweet and salty flavor of the tender meat is so pleasant to my palate.

Butter and Garlic Crabs

The night was a crab party as we feast with the humongous crabs being served to us. The crabs were prepared with garlic and butter. It has been a while since the last time (when I was in Malaysia) I had a crab on my dinner plate. The garlic flavor of the crab is very distinct in every bit of crab meat I ate.

Visit Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant at Camus Street, Davao City.


marco said...

sarap naman ng buhay mo kuya!! hahaha!! i think masarap ang fried spring rolls.. masarap bah? i like rolls eh..

Ria Jose said...

Photos by Ria and Andrew. :)

Aethen said...

Read my full post about the blog seminar at Marbel :) Thanks!

izeywoot said...

they all look so yummmmmy!!! ;[

13th witch said...

yummy, reminds me of my trip in north vietnam...sarap.

aCey said...

wow, that crab looks so yummy!!!

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