Respond to Review of Tamarind Cafe
Review: We ended up eating twice at Tamarind, mostly because it was close to our hotel, and we were in Hanoi over a local holiday, so almost every other veg restaurant was closed. While it's true that many of their dishes contain egg or milk, it's not too difficult to figure out which are vegan. (The ones containing egg are noted on the menu, so you just have to ask to confirm that there are no milk ingredients.) The sushi plate was very good (they can substitute the cheese-containing roll with a vegan alternative), the pho is fine, the noodle dishes are good, banh mi is fine (get it without butter). Portions are generally pretty small. Juices are excellent. I really enjoyed my mango avocado shake. Prices are outrageous when compared to any other veg restaurant in Vietnam, but are typical when compared to veg restaurants in North America. There are virtually no vegan western breakfast options, which is kind of baffling to me, but if you don't mind eating savory food for breakfast there are plenty of other options.