Red and white walls, a bar covered in vintage communist propaganda posters, walnut wood tables covered in waxed tablecloths, pots filled with cutlery… The most discreet spot in the Aligre neighborhood has been satisfying lovers of tasty Vietnamese eats since 2017. The day we went for lunch, the €17.50 menu treated us to: steamed Hanoi banh xeo crepes made with rice flour and stuffed with chicken and mushrooms – or perfectly crispy vegetarian spring rolls; generous plates of sautéed noodles with vegetables, cilantro and shell-on shrimp; and a lukewarm yet invigorating che chuoi made with banana, tapioca pearls and coconut. At night, there’s a pho soup with beef, caramel pork or a delicious cha ca (monkfish with turmeric and dill). // A.D.
FEELING THIRSTY? There are graceless wines served by the pitcher (€14.50 to €16.50 for 500 ml), along with delicious freshly-pressed apple-carrot-ginger juice (€5) or chilled Hanoi beer (€4.50 for 330 ml).
PRICE: Set menu 14.50-17.50 € (mid-day Monday-Friday), Menu 24-35 €.