Vegetarian a-la-carte with viet/english menus. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Price: Moderate more-less
Vietnamese
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First Review by Egg But No Bacon
Jmyl
Jmyl
  • vegetarian
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+19

Loved this restaurant!

5 Posted on 05 / 27 / 2014

We loved this vegetarian restaurant - tasty food, super cheap, and great way to sample some local Hue specialties.

The menu is a little hard to understand due to some creative translations, but that added to the charm really, and the waiter was very patient with us. We had some great rice dumplings - both Banh Beo and Banh Uot, stir fried dishes, and the braised tofu and tomato that was delicious.

With about six or seven dishes, and drinks for two people, we only paid around 200,000 vnd. Great value!

We went after reading the reviews on Happy Cow, the restaurant was full of locals when we got there, and we also spoke to some locals including our taxi driver and staff at our hotel who recommended it as their favourite vegetarian restaurant in Hue.

Pros: Delicious, Great value
Cons: Creative translations on the menu
reissausta ja ruokaa
reissausta ja ruokaa
  • vegan
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+117

Lovely restaurant, okay food

5 Posted on 03 / 09 / 2014

The restaurant was almost full when we visited it in March 2014. Most customers were Vietnamese. There was a hot pot on most of the tables, but we did not order one.

The restaurant looks nice and traditional.

The menu has some weird language. For example tofu is named soya bean paste and seitan (wheat gluten) is named mecan. It also seemed that the soya cheese in the menu was fermented soft tofu, that tasted rotten. Interesting experience though.

The food portions were good looking, but eventually the tastes were not so special.

We had:
* mushroom fried in dough - tempura, good
* mecan with bread - mixture of seitansausage and vegetables and lots of french bread on the side. Not anything special.
* appetizer of five things - the name was something like that in the menu and no explanation. It was a nice plate of mock meats
* braised tofu in tomato sauce - great
* and also a portion of rice that came with some fried haricots and raw jackfruit.
* Also we got one small soup made of water spinach and mushroom. We did not order it and it was not charged so probably it was part of some portion.

All these and two sweet lemon sodas cost 199.000 dongs.

Pros: Lovely vietnamese restaurant, Good location in the centre
Cons: The menu has some weird "english"
pernilledp
pernilledp
  • vegetarian
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+15

Cheap And Delicious

5 Posted on 10 / 19 / 2013

We went there on a saturday night, and the restaurant was almost full, but we didn't see another tourist. Only locals. The atmosphere in the restaurant was so nice and the staff was friendly, although some of them didn't speak much english. We ordered the fried nem, which was to die for, and mixed vegetables with rice, and payed 65000 vnd, which is obe of the cheapest meals we have had so far. Definetely going back there tonight to try something else from their huge menu!!

Pros: Tasty Food, Cheap, Local Atmosphere

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Sue P
Sue P
  • vegetarian
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+27

Tasty Vietnamese food

5 Posted on 04 / 19 / 2013

this restaurant was recommended by our hotel. The restaurant was crowded mainly with local people. Although what we got wasn't what we thought we ordered it was fantastic food which excited my taste buds with new flavours. The staff did not speak English but we managed well with help from local people and guesswork. Great value for money and wonderful food one of the best meals I have had in Viet Nam. My non veggie friend also enjoyed the food and thought it was really tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: excellent food, good value for money, nice atmosphere
Cons: crowded, staff don't speak English
BradenPollock
BradenPollock
  • vegan
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+114

Great food and great value

5 Posted on 03 / 02 / 2013

Large and busy place. Filled with locals since the prices are equivalent to street food. Fresh juices are $.60 and dishes range from $.50 to $2.00 each. Servers don't speak English but the menu is in English and has photos. The hardest (and most humorous) part is deciphering the names of dishes (e.g. Unseperated twelve predestined affinity) Large portions and free cold green tea. We ordered two drinks (plus tea) and four dishes for $8. We could only finish a third of our meal.

Pros: inexpensive, large portions, delicious
Cons: they often sell out of dishes , not very clean, no English spoken
procrastinasian
procrastinasian
  • vegan
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+179

Fun experience

5 Posted on 05 / 16 / 2012

We went at lunchtime on the 14th day of the lunar month, so the place was absolutely packed. We tried items we'd never had before - 8 types of pastes (turned out these were tasty pates/fake meats), fig salad, banana flower salad. The food was good (my favorite meal in Hue), and total bill was unbelievably cheap.

The place is huge, with lots of semi-communal tables. We ended up sitting at a small table on a little raised platform near the cash register, cross-legged, though all the other tables had regular chairs. It was pretty hot, though there are fans.

There was a miscommunication when we thought we'd ordered another dish and were waiting around for it, only to find out that the waiter had crossed it off on our tab (I guess they'd run out of it?) and not told us it was unavailable. No big deal, though.

Pros: Large menu, Good regional specialties
Cons: Very crowded at times
iamere
iamere
  • vegan
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+86

twice for good measure

4 Posted on 02 / 26 / 2012

The staff here are friendly, the restaurant has a nice charm and the food, with plenty of vegan options, is plentyful. Some of the staff speak english, so you can enquire what is what.
But there are some real delights listed on the menu which we never tried. For example, maybe you fancy trying 'unseperated twelve predestined affinty' or 'unbroken covers, broken leaves'. If these don't rock your boat, then there are lots of others that might. They have a range of veggies such as aubergine, spinach and cabbage and a few tofu specialities. There are some pictures at the back of the menu to help you along.
We ate like a king and queen for only 120,000 dong or so, and that was only because we ordered too much by mistake. A good price by any standards. Mains are in the region of 15-to 35,000 dong.
If you are coming to Hue, this is a definite!!!

Pros: clean, nice atmosphere, friendly staff
Wozza
Wozza
  • vegetarian
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+29

Nice place

4 Posted on 10 / 18 / 2011

Went on Tuesday evening, quite busy. They had run out or were unable to make a number of dishes but what we got was very tasty and filling. My favourites were the tofu in tomato sauce which was cold and quite spicy and also the mycan salad which was like lemon chicken and very morish. Reasonably priced at 133,000 dong for two people including drinks, and we probably ordered a dish too many because we couldnt finish it all.
I think it closes on Mondays.

Pros: nice decor, decent price
Cons: a bit out of the way
earthville
earthville
  • vegan
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+681

A head above the crowd... definitely worth a try

4 Posted on 01 / 26 / 2011

We were really impressed with Lien Hoa. I (a vegan) took a carnivore there and we both felt it was one of the best meals we've had in Viet Nam. Our warm, cheerful servers didn't speak a word of English, and the English on the menu is pretty broken and sometimes impossible to parse, but we did some pointing at pictures and wound up with a well balanced multi-course meal including fresh veggies and some guilty pleasures (fried comfort food), all of which was exceptionally tasty. And the bill for this feast for two? About US$8 including drinks.

Worth a try: the nem rau (fried spring rolls) here are Hue style, a change from what you'll find elsewhere in the country.

And also recommended, to make sure you get some good fresh veggies to balance the fried stuff: there's a tasty melange with a poetic moniker like "Missing and Affection" or something to that effect.

The atmosphere was great: lively and good for local people-watching without being unpleasantly loud even when busy.

My only reservation is for vegans: unless you're lucky enough to find a server who can tell you which items to avoid, you may wind up accidentally ordering dairy, honey, etc. (I'm not sure if eggs are used here.)

Enjoy!

Pros: Unusual and very tasty Hue veg cuisine, Nice, casual, lively atmosphere, Good value
Cons: Can be hard for vegans to order safely
rachelsd
rachelsd
  • vegetarian
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+37

Great food, friendly people

5 Posted on 12 / 27 / 2009

We had delicious food here (hot pot, rice cakes, and bamboo shoots with sesame) and received lots of help from the waiters, and other patrons with using our hot pot correctly. At some points we had a couple of people standing over our table showing us how to cook the leaves in the pot correctly - quite an experience. The place was completely packed when we ate there - all locals except for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant.


Inkling
Inkling
  • vegetarian
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+45

Great atmosphere

4 Posted on 11 / 14 / 2009

This restaurant is a short walk from the main centre. Although it was quite busy on the day we visited, the vibe was of a lot of people enjoying some seriously good food. We had the bittermelon soup, a cold noodle salad, and some of those small pancake-ish things made from rice paper. Everything was delicious and healthy tasting, and the lovely decor and surrounding garden features made for a very relaxing meal.

Pros: great food, friendly staff
Cons: had run out of some menu items
Egg But No Bacon
Egg But No Bacon
  • vegetarian
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+48

Fantastic traditional Vietnamese food

4 Posted on 03 / 21 / 2009

Great veggie restaurant just away from main centre of Hue. We got addicted to this place and went 3 times in a week! Good menu, with lots of amazing salads and veggie versions of traditional Vietnamese food. Ran by Buddhists, frequented by Monks, it's a very relaxing restaurant with a good atmosphere.

Review with photos and map here:

http://www.eggbutnobacon.co.uk/2009/03/busy-doing-nothing/

Pros: great fresh food, cheap, nice atmosphere

 

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