Friday, September 3, 2010

Lemongrass, Ho Chi Minh

Rated 9 out of 221 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and recommended by a client, we decided to give Lemongrass a try on our second last night (out of 10) in HCMC.
Nicely decorated, a little Victorian, was my first impression of this place as we made our way to the first floor as G was already packed. There's a lady on the G floor that entertains you with music from a instrument that somewhat resembles an er-hu.
Just 2 of us, there was really not a lot we could order, so we settled mainly for dishes from their special menu. Noticed that most dishes in special dishes would have some lemongrass in them.

The deep fried prawn cake was fantastic and fried till golden brown. Crisp on the outside - juicy and spongy (according to my friend Wely, this is the best word to describe good fishballs) on the inside. Very very good!!!
We had the lemongrass minced crab next. In Malaysia, we just eat it straight but in Vietnam, it's standard we wrap it in rice paper rolls, basil, meehoon, vegetables amongst other greens.

We had the mussels with glass noodle next. Rather tasty and they were very generous with the mussels. We thought a bit too generous ...

And ended our meal with 'water spinach'.

The bill came up to about 400,000 VND which after calculation about RM60 ++ including tea. Again, if you're not game for the road side stalls and dont mind paying a bit more for better quality food in a nice ambience......Lemongrass is definitely worth trying

Address: 4 D Nguyen ThiepDong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone No: (08) 822 0496

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