HÀ NỘI – Ngon Garden Restaurant in Hà Nội is simply tres bien!
That was the verdict from a high-level delegation from Ile-de-France who enjoyed a meal at the restaurant on Tuesday.
Led by chairwoman of the Ile-de-France Valerie Pecresse, the delegation was served dishes from all across the country.
The group is visiting Việt Nam to celebrate 30 years of co-operation between the European region and Hà Nội.
ON THE MENU: Hà Nội chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung talks with his French guests about traditional Vietnamese dishes. — Photo coutersy of Ngon Garden
Accompanying the French delegation was Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung, French Ambassador in Việt Nam Bertrand Lortholary and Nguyễn Thiệp, Vietnamese Ambassador in France.
Restaurant owner Phạm Bích Hạnh welcomed the nearly 100-member delegation, introducing them to many traditional dishes from Việt Nam’s north, central and southern regions.
HAPPY: The guests enjoy Ngon Garden's dishes so much.
The dishes they tried included bún thang (fresh rice vermicelli with chicken, eggs, and pork), chả cá Hà Nội (grilled fish), nem cua bể (crab spring rolls), phở cuốn (fresh rice noodle rolls with fried beef and salad), and many others.
TASTY: Most of the guests agreed that bún thang is a must-try dish.
SUMMER FOOD: Phở cuốn (fresh rice noodle rolls with fried beef and salad) is very suitable during heat summer.
The guests, particularly the French delegation, expressed their satisfaction with the food they enjoyed their 'taste of Việt Nam'.
Pecresse thanked the restaurant owner, saying she was so impressed by the food she planned to introduce the dishes to her friends back in France, so they can have their own taste of Việt Nam.
Hạnh told the guests that her Ngon Garden Restaurant was honoured to welcome foreign guests and leaders.
ROLL WITH IT: Nem cua bể (national dish or crab spring rolls).
Ngon Garden restaurant, on 70 Nguyễn Du Street, has received a delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in February, and earlier this month a delegation from Armenia led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ate at the venue. — VNS