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Respond to Review of Nang Tam
by HappyVeganTraveler

Review: After two days of really excelled vegan food in Hanoi, we had a surprisingly disappointing night at Com Chay Nang Tam. Reading the largely favorable reviews on HappyCow, we took a cab there and ordered a few dishes - two types of spring rolls, veggie chicken, tofu, and bamboo shoot soup. Unlike the other restaurants we went to (like Truc Lam Trai and May Trang - White Cloud), where the first dish took at least 30 minutes to cook, the food came in less than 10 minutes. Guess what the reason is? Com Chay Nang Tam quickly put together a few tasteless dishes. The soup came with a very mild broth that was devoid of flavor. The veggie chicken was just that - cooked wheat gluten - and the fried tofu was again just that - fried tofu without anything at all. We had force ourselves to finish the food. Would not recommend this restaurant at all unless you like bland food.


Posted by veganvirtues on Thursday, October 2, 2014
Hi I have been a vegan for over 20 yrs. I have been living in Ha Noi for over 5 years, so am extremely concerned for my vegan health. I had read your reviews and some of the other negative reviews. I rate this place and Bo De Tam the two best eateries for its price and Quan Thanh as a cheaper place. Nang Tam is way above the Loving Huts for service and quality of food. How you posters comment on blandness and ordinary strikes me as some b/s. This place is always busy. If the food was so crappy why is it so busy everyday? White Cloud the three times I had eaten there was disappointing service was terrible waiting over 15 mins for a dish that is a joke and the food was ordinary each time I dined there were less than 6 ppl already DY eating there, anyway they wont get my money they had three chance to improve themselves. I wont even say it was a bad day u went to NT as I have dined in that place many times over my years of living in Ha Noi and never had a bad serve. Their spring vegetables which I also was eat is crunchy (has a bone we say in cooking to bite)if its too hard ppl obviously need to ask to mash it for them. Tasteless, I dislike msg and salt in my food, I like the natural seasoning of the food. I think many ppl are addicted to sugar and salt. As a long time vegan I dislike 'mock' meats, why would you eat something that tastes like a dead corpse,haven't you moved on?
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