Do you like Asian food but you are fed up with the usual names on Milan’s restaurant scene? If you want to try something as an alternative to the Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants, have a super romantic dinner at Vietnamonamour, at one of their two locations (Piola and Zara). Both are very cozy and traditional and both restaurants will delight you with Vietnamese delicacies: here is how food is!
We had a look at the wide offer of starters to begin our dinner with and it is basically a mix of several rolls. We opted for a plate of different rolls – a traditional meat rice paper roll, one raw rice roll with shrimps, a steamed roll with pork meat and a fish roll, with some amazing crab and a last vegetables roll. The rolls are supposed to be dipped in either a very delicate sauce or a super spicy one (guess which one I chose!). On the side we had an out-of-this-world mango salad and some extraordinary ginger tea.
You can’t go to a Vietnamese restaurant and not try pho, a typical noodles soup and that’s what we got: a boiling hot bowl of noodles and beef with herbs. It was delicious and with a lemon aftertaste that made it even lighter and interesting.
We continued our dinner with some second courses: sautéed prawns with vegetables, hot pork strips and amazing scallops.
The peculiarity of Vietnamese cuisine is that of being very light despite being very spiced. We went home very satisfied and happy!
Vietnamonamour is located both close to Zara (get there with the yellow metro line) and Piola (easy to reach by green metro line). I went to the former, in the Isola district. The restaurant presents a very warm atmosphere, very similar to a Vietnamese tavern, with dimmed lights, bamboo parquet and typical decorations on the walls. In addition to the main room, where I had dinner, there are also a mezzanine and a small veranda, both very cozy.
The atmosphere is intimate and perfect for a romantic dinner, but it is also nice for a family dinner. In addition to the restaurant, Vietnamonamour also has a bed&breakfast for those who’d like to stay in Milan in full Asian style. I would like to remark the kindness and competence of the staff and the owner, who will do everything to give you the best advice and make you feel at ease!
You should be fine with about fifty euros for a complete dinner which, although Vietnamonamour is not in the centre, is a fairly honest price with regards to the quality of ingredients and the abundance of the portions. I used Quandoo for reserving my table, a super easy and intuitive app that can save you a lot of time. So, are you already looking forward to having your Vietnamese dinner?
Via Taramelli 67 | Via Pestalozza 7, Milan
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Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version translated by Tamara Ilic.