The Country Side isnít the fanciest
restaurant in town, nor the most trendy, but it does have charm.
Set in a small, renovated French villa just minutes from Hanoiís
Opera house, it faces Pasteur Park. Inside, the eatery is
decorated with bamboo, plants and artifacts from Vietnamís
countryside. In line with the eateryís rustic theme, the staff
wear simple, traditional tunics.
Since the chef is from Ho Chi Minh City, it
follows that most of the dishes on the menu are southern. The flavours are authentic too since the chef buys his spices and
produce in southern Vietnam and has them transported to Hanoi
twice a week.
Youíll find southern favourites like Mango
Salad, Flamed Shrimp, Caramelized White Catfish, Fried Rice with
seafood, and assorted Hot Pots. The chef has 25 years of
experience and it shows. The food is delicious and prices are
Country Side offers fresh food, a warm
atmosphere and country-style hospitality in the middle of the