After reading the reviews from tripadvisor, we made an appointment to have dinner at DCBistro. Pricing was cheap at 245VIet Dong for a 3 course meal. The staff were cheerful but do not seem to be able to communicate well in English. We had trouble understanding some of the menu items . As there were 3 of us, we ordered the 3 appetisers- crab meat with pomelo, asparagus cream soup with scallop ravioli and grilled oysters. We also ordered in addition , to the set dinner, a la carte -Foie Gras and a plate of tomato and egg salad. We ate the baguette with butter. It came crispy and warm although was roughly cut with slices in different sizes and widths. But we liked the baguette.
The soup came and was up to expectations for a bistro. The grilled oysters was also okay, grilled plainly although I thought it could have been better dressed as even street side oysters has more condiments in it while being grilled.my pomelo crab salad came was tasteless as the pomelo was not ripe and there was not enough dressing to perk up the crab meat. I ony took 2 bites and decided to give u eating the tasteless appetiser. Hoping the main course will do better
My main course is seabass vermouth sauce, but I had a tasting bite as I gave it to my friend whose dish came and we realised that the pork sausage was actually pork in pig stomach. It looked good but the stomach was not washed properly and smelled and tasted horrible despite the mustard sauce attempting to mask the porky flavor. The steak came cold and when the staff was informed of it, just put it back on the panor grilled so came back hot but it was totally tough after the reheating. Luckily the foie gras came and I ate it with the baguette. The apples served with it was cold not warmed and hence tasted slimely. The dessert of chocolate galette came as a 3 or 4 layer sponge cake with cream in between the layers and dressed with a square of chocolate, my cheese and fruit sauce came in as extremely disappointingly as whipped cheese with some bottled fruit sauce. Took a bite and gave it a miss. The mashed potato that came with out sausage and fish was cold so was a big letdown . Overall. Do not go and waste your money on their 3 course dinner. Either we have an unusual experience or the chef was off that day as the food was not up to par for any bistro or cafe standards and they claim to be a French bistro. Staff was cheerful but inability to communicte well, our server was inexperienced as when one of them spilled steak sauce while serving the steak on my friend, instead of apologising, she froze and then dropped the steak dish on the table. My friend had to show her her oily hands before she took some dry napkins for her oily hands. I would not go there ever again. The food was not worth the cheap price as we practically did not enjoy the meal. Staff did not ask need to why we did not finish our food too , our disappointed faces told our experience. We drove to St Honore and bought baguette and croissants to fill up our stomachs.
We had earlier tried Don Bistro , Bun Cha and Quan An and they were up to par and surpassed expectations. so go for them .
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