Late Summer Dinner

  • Published in Hanoi

“Two women and a duck make a market,” goes the ancient Vietnamese proverb. And while Hanoi Cooking Centre (HCC) don’t compare themselves to ducks, they are certainly going to do their best to bring the market to the table on Thursday Aug. 27.


Banh Gio

Hanoians like to snack. And when it comes to their favourite bites, banh gio, a savoury, pyramidlike dumpling found all over the capital, sits top of the pile. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola


Spices Garden

Stepping into the dining room of Spices Garden, the Metropole Hotel’s Vietnamese restaurant, one is enveloped in Indochine elegance, from the dark wood furniture reminiscent of yesteryear to suspended silk lanterns in subdued hues. The service mirrors the ambiance — thoughtful, unobtrusive and charming.

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