We chose to eat at Sesame after reading in Lonely Planet that the restaurant was staffed by disadvantaged young people to give them training in a career in catering.
We wrote the address down to show the taxi driver but he did have trouble finding it as it’s tucked away from the main road. When we found it, we were little concerned as it was empty and our motto is “never eat in an empty restaurant” as there’s usually a very good reason for this! However, as it was quite difficult to find and the staff were so delighted to see a customer, given that it was also for a good cause we decided to stick with it.
There are just two set menus listed on a blackboard – Western and Asian. I can’t recall the exact prices but they were both around 100,000 dong for three courses. We both chose the Asian dishes. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We were pampered all the time with the staff moving the chairs out for us to sit, placing the napkins on our laps and topping up our drinks whenever we’d taken a couple of sips!
The food was excellent as was the service and it was such a shame that they didn’t have more customers.