Respond to Review of Karma Waters - Hoi An
Review: We were in Hoi An for four days, and we went to Karma Waters three times, in part because it was very close to our hotel, and in part because the food was good. We tried the raw spring rolls (beware that they're not at all raw except for the lettuce), fried spring rolls, burger, berry and soymilk shake, one of the more complex mixed drinks (don't remember which one), banh mi (two types - the one with the floss is better), central asian noodles, lotus salad, and the mushroom and soya patties. My favorite thing might have been the central asian noodles, though everything was good. The menu is in English, and the girl who took our orders spoke pretty good English as well, and was very nice. Prices are more expensive than other veg options in town, but still moderate, and the food is clean and of good quality. A word of warning: They have a chalkboard in the front that advertises cake, pizza, or omelettes, which aren't on the regular menu and must be ordered an hour in advance. We asked what types of cakes were available, and were told that the options were cheesecake, chocolate cake, and coconut cake. We decided to order a cheesecake, and arranged to come back later in the afternoon to pick it up. (If I recall correctly, it was 150k for a whole cheesecake probably 8" in diameter, and they let us place a half order.) We went back a few hours later, practically drooling for the cheesecake we'd been thinking about all day. It was presented to us, and seeing the orange color, we assumed it was a pumpkin-flavored cake. Biting in, however, we discovered that it was a dense savoury cake whose predominant flavors were lentils, onion, and pepper. We tried to explain to the waitress that they should advise customers that this is a savory cheesecake, but I don't know that she understood what we were getting at. Anyway, it was ok, but not as good as the other savory dishes we ordered, and definitely not as good as a dessert!