Nice Dinner @ Morning Glory Restaurant Hoi An on 21Dec2015

white rose or banh bao vac

white rose or banh bao vac

this was our first meal arriving in hoi an on 21.12.2015, the start of our 5pax family to hoi an, hanoi & halong bay on 21-27.12.2015. ^^ a wonderful start to our vietnam trip! ^^

eldest daughter was reading up on the makan places & cafe.

we took the last free bus at 7pm from essence hotel where we were staying. bus stopped at phan chau trinh just outside ancient city, & we walked towards the river song thu bon. morning glory is located at nguyen thai hoc, along the same road as the japanese covered bridge.

morning glory restaurant hoi an

morning glory restaurant hoi an

restaurant was easy to locate.

morning glory restaurant hoi an

morning glory restaurant hoi an

& ambience is quite charming.

morning glory restaurant hoi an

morning glory restaurant hoi an

& mostly good reviews. 🙂

morning glory restaurant hoi an

morning glory restaurant hoi an

it is of course more expensive than the other local eating places but food was quite good.

we ordered the usual favourites. one was the white rose or banh bao vac. it’s a hoi an specialty, a shrimp dumpling in a translucent white dough bunched up looking much like a white rose (top photo). indeed it was very well done, very smooth skin & nice dumpling. 🙂

grilled pork with rice paper

grilled pork with rice paper

we ordered the grilled pork with rice paper or thit nuong. this another excellent dish that we took in the streets the next day. it was really nice wrapped with all the herbs. 🙂

beef with betel leaves

beef with betel leaves

& the beef with betel leaves..

beef with betel leaves

beef with betel leaves

this was a much better one than what we had in a local restaurant.

pho bo - vietnamese beef noodles

pho bo – vietnamese beef noodles

& of course the pho bo (beef noodles).

pho bo - vietnamese beef noodles

pho bo – vietnamese beef noodles

pho here was better than the hotel breakfast version & another local restaurant but not in the league of pho lien which we tried the next day. did not get a chance to try pho xua (though we walked past several times) nor pho tung.

grilled eggplants

grilled eggplants

the grilled eggplants were featured in other reviews. and indeed they were very good.

bun cha

bun cha

bun cha was good too. but i prefer chargrilled pork neck to grilled meatballs. i walked by dac kim in hanoi on my last day in vietnam on 27.12.2015 but didn’t have occasion to try, but surprisingly we did have a very good one at the airport (something quite unheard off…lol.)!^^

duck leg curry

duck leg curry

we ordered 2 curries – a duck leg curry,

prawn curry

prawn curry

& a prawn curry.

my first comment was it was not great, but almost immediately i announced to my family i changed my mind.

the curries were milder, not so lemak & intense like thai curries, but actually they were pretty tasty.

i enjoyed both of them. 🙂

mackerel in caramalised sauce

mackerel in caramalised sauce

we decided to add more food, so ordered bun cha, beef in betel leaves & a mackerel in caramelised sauce. mackerel was good.

dinner came to 1.2million dong. that’s like S$80 so S$16pax nett. i guess that was expensive in hoi an, certainly >2x the price in local restaurants. with the ambience, much better quality for the same food, i think it was quite worth the price. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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