Friday, May 19, 2006

Coral For Lunch

Fresh spring rolls - San Ho Rest

I went to Coral(San Ho) restaurant for lunch with some of my friends, a fantastic restaurant for seafood. I tried my favorite fresh spring rolls with pork and prawn but there was something unique about these ones. They contained dried shallots which made the texture quite different.

Stir fried squid with chilli and lemongrass-San Ho rest

We ordered stir fried squid with chilli and lemongrass which was very tasty but could have been cooked with less oil. The prawns with spicy sauce were really good and the grilled king prawns with chilli and lemon were even better. We ate all of these main courses with their special rice which is not as white as other restaurants- beautiful!

Stir fried prawns with chilli sauce- San Ho rest

It cost a bit for lunch but it was worth it for what we ate. This is one of the most famous seeafood restaurants in Hanoi which I think is owned by a guy from Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and air conditioning - essential for the summer heat in Hanoi.

San Ho Restaurant
58 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Tel : 84.4. 934 9184
Opening hours :
10Am to 2 Pm
5 Pm to 10 Pm



This is really a feast.

Cergie said...

Unfortunately have I just had my lunch at such a good restaurant: " Vietnamise Delights" and eaten a delicious bo bun. So, sorry, actually these beautiful dishes don't seem to me so appetizing, I'll come back later, maybe just before dinner.

Michael said...

That looks so good!

Anonymous said...

what a great meal! ... interestingly, how the special rice tasted?

junebee said...

Don't people get suspicious when you take pictures of the food? If I owned a restaurant I might think you were a spy for a competitor!

Sure looks yummy though.

Writer and Nomad said...

i was thinking the same thing as junebee...can't beleive people let you take so many photos of the food!

i love prawns and spring rolls. you just can't go wrong with a good spring roll. :)

Winn said...


ok i m going for my viet lunch now.

tata! :D

Anonymous said...

Oh... looking at food makes me so hungry and there is the best vietnamese restaurent in chinese townhouse...I think I should head over there tomorrow! Great photos!

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take care and Aloha!

Van Cong Tu said...

slurp, just the same as normal rice but they put somethings in there to make the different color.
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junebee, april, only smile!

consise10 said...

Amongst the finest cuisines in the world. Your pics are just fabulous.They depict a very beautiful and visually stunning country.

Van Cong Tu said...

consise10, thanks for your kind words

Vietnam tours said...

Wow, I like food. I love Hanoi.

Vietnam travel guide said...

Wow, delious... I like Hanoi food.

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