We passed this restaurant on our first adventure in Hue’s walking street but decided to dine in the less busy street perpendicular to it. On our 2nd night and seeing it received good reviews, we tried it. Glad we did. It’s even better than Golden Rice Restaurant, in our books. Considering our spring rolls fix, we ordered duck rolls this time. The portion wasn’t so generous but we disciplined ourselves NOT to order a 2nd and 3rd serving like we did in Golden Rice. 🙄
The grilled meats served with vermicelli, herbs, cucumber slices, and crispy fried onions were so savoury. The flavors and textures blended well as we picked the ingredients and mixed them in a bowl, then seasoned with the concoction of shrimp paste, chillies, shallots, etc. The taste was “clean”, refreshing and savoury all at the same time. We paired this with papaya salad, stuffed squid and a tofu dish. Yum!
I think this is our best meal in Hue. And this time, we finished off with the “real” banaba flambé. While we enjoyed the “Vietnamized” flambé in Saigon, it awakened our cravings for the real thing. Paired with vanilla ice cream, how can you go wrong?