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Dine at Madame Hien Hanoi

Translated by Bing
Once praised by SCMP daily, Madame Hien Hanoi impresses with French architecture, simple but delicate layout. The restaurant combines Vietnamese and European cuisine.

Located in Chan Cam street, Hoan Kiem district, Madame Hien Hanoi is a quiet and relaxing meeting place for Hanoi diners on their lunch break. The current address of the shop is an ancient villa dating back to the twentieth century left by French architect François Lagisquet (who contributed to the construction of Hanoi Opera House) during his stay in Vietnam.

Over 4 generations, the shop still retains its original ancient features, the walls are painted with striking gold tones and wooden furniture, multi-colored patterns add to the old features. Therefore, many international tourists choose Madame Hien Hanoi to explore and enjoy the atmosphere of old Vietnam. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is one of those diners.

In addition to egg coffee - a typical drink of Hanoi, Madame Hien Hanoi serves diners who love cuisine around the world a home-flavored Vietnamese meal. The restaurant has a diverse menu from noodle soup, pho, dried beef papaya noodles... In particular, the characteristics of the restaurant must be mentioned Hanoi rice tray (serving traditional dishes) and modern Hanoi rice tray. Although located in the heart of Ha Thanh, Madame Hien Hanoi is affordable. The lunch menu consists of 3 courses (appetizer, main course and dessert) for 180,000 VND.

In addition to single dishes, the restaurant also serves à la carte at year-end parties for 850,000 VND / person. The menu includes Vietnamese dishes combined with the West such as foie gras noodle soup with lemongrass, duck ba style with green tea sauce, tamarind, mango, or chocolate cake with black sesame ice cream...

Not only is the restaurant's architecture ancient, but the name of the dish here also reminds diners of memories of old times such as shrimp cooked ca-men and Indochinese suitcases. Some regional specialties include Nha Trang lobster dumplings.

Thanks to possessing a long history and many elements with the breath of old Vietnam, Madame Hien Hanoi welcomed many distinguished guests such as French Ambassador, former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin... come dine.

Address: Madam Hien, 48 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

According to Zing

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