Last lunch in Hanoi was here. A weekday. Lunch time. Place was teeming with yuppies, expats and tourists. Looks like we've come to the right place. What's even better was we got a table in the al fresco dining area surrounded by stalls where popular dishes are being cooked and readied to be served.
It helps we have an expat with us to help us choose our lunch. I particularly liked the papaya salad, the grilled pork wrap and the squid.
A good excuse to eat as much as we like without feeling the "fat" guilt. We purposely missed the pho this lunch as we had it with every meal. Yes, t'was a fav dish too. But this lunch in this place, I highly recommend. Even their tofu wrapped in basil and dipped in shrimp paste was good!
The pancake roll was good too, along with the other dishes. What I really love about Vietnamese cuisine is the abundance of greens and dips/sauces. Almost anything comes with mint, which I like.