On only our second night in Vietnam, we decided to return to European cuisine and what the guidebook describes as 'authentic German'. On this relatively quiet January Tuesday, the place was about half full and we opted for an outside table on a comfortably balmy evening. Advanced booking, though, is probably recommended.
The menu itself is truly impressive, with four pages each in the Asian, International and German sections. Spoiled for choice, we opted for three initial courses: soup, appetizer and main, with dessert still in reserve. Unfortunately, the language barrier created confusion here and we got the two soups and one starter served together, followed by the second starter and the two mains, which was not ideal and is the only reason that we did not give this restaurant a full five-star rating. The food was outstanding, particularly the soups which were served with warm bread: Sicilian Tomato Soup may sound rather boring but not here it wasn't and the 'German stew' was simply outstanding. Yes, we did make it to dessert, and the Apple Strudel (with chocolate ice cream too) really was worth squeezing in.
The other plus for us was the availability of excellent beer (rather than lager), albeit bottled and chilled. Tiger, the usual fare here, is also available on draft.
We're here for another ten days and I'm sure we'll be returning to 'Germany' once more before we leave.
More expensive than most of the alternatives here, this was well worth it and comes highly recommended by these two very full diners.
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