I'm not sure what happened tonight! We had read the reviews and spoken to friends who loved it. We decided to eat at Green Tangerine as our special family Christmas gathering in Hanoi.
Did we go on the chefs night off? Our meal was very, very ordinary. We are a group of 8 who enjoy good food and wine, one couple own and operate their own restaurant in Sydney. We found the meals too technical and pretentious, with the execution of the food very mediocre. Why not explain that a French restaurant with "seafood bouillabaisse" on the menu, was actually going to be a plate of cold seafood on a bed of watermelon flavoured couscous!! Or the lamb cutlet served with "surprise balls" would be coffee flavoured icy things! Or the Australian steak served with an egg white mass on top of the patato bake. Just way too weird!!
The wine list was extensive.
The setting, with a Christmas tree and Christmas carols really pleasant.
Having booked this restaurant some 3 months earlier via email, we called to push our reservation back 30 minutes and were told they did not have our reservation and they could only seat us on two separate tables. Fortunately we had a printout of our booking which they were then able to honour.
Not sure what happenened to the food tonight - it was not great at all.