On my second time to La Fenetre Soleil, I met Mrs Cinta, the owner of that place. She is a very kind lady and she told me about many dishes that are off menu. We can order it but not on the menu yet. If you haven’t read about this restaurant, you can read it here.
La Fenetre Soleil, despite of their french name, it sells Indonesian food. And this time I will write about their off-menu dishes.
La Fenetre Soleil Menu
La Fenetre Soleil Menu
This is their standard menu. And these are the meals that are not there :
Bebek Goreng Surabaya 180.000 vnd.
Rawon 200.000 vnd.
and many more (will update soon).
Last time when I went there, we ordered many foods so now let me review them 😀
Chicken satay – this one is good! the satay sauce is yummy and the chicken is tender.
Chicken tender – yummy.
Perkedel Jagung – delicious.
Tahu Isi – Very good.
Pecel – Too spicy for me, can’t taste it properly.
Ayam Goreng – good.
Bebek Goreng – delicious. Eat it with the gravy!
Sop Buntut – good. soup is delicious, meats are tender.
Rawon – okay. it’s lack of ‘kluwak’ taste but I guess they made it to cater international taste.
Sayur Asem – good.
Rendang – good. not too spicy.
My husband and his friends loved it! Yes, the food is mostly yummy. Never had enough of this. If you’re looking for a good Indonesian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, then you should visit this one. Can’t go wrong with the taste 😉
When I have no idea what to have for lunch or dinner, I often use Foursquare to help me out. I find the reviews there are reliable. So this time I also used it to find a lunch place.
There was 1 interesting restaurant that I wanted to try before. The Vintage Emporium at 95B Nguyen Van Thu, Ho Chi Minh City. It is a European style small restaurant. I have it on my list on foursquare and the review also really good. A very high review score. So I went there for lunch.
The place is not too big but really comfortable to sit and have coffee or meal. They are famous for their breakfast, brunch and lunch, but I think in the evening will be nice to hang out there as well. They are open from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm. When I came, there were many customers in first floor so the waitress ushered me to second floor.
I sat on a long table near window, and then she gave me the menu and wifi password. I like the ambiance, feels homey and relaxing. I like the interior design as well. Classic.
I saw the menu and mostly costs above 100.000 vnd. There is lunch combo from 11.30 to 13.30 with several choices for only 99k vnd. Better try the combo then. I picked saigon baguette and vietnamese ice coffee with milk. I found out later that they charge 5.000 vnd for the milk.
Saigon Baguette. One word. Loved it! The bread is crunchy outside and soft inside, with fresh vegetables and BBQ pork on top of it. Very recommended!
Their ice coffee also good. It’s a bit strong for me but I like the taste.
Another thing that I like here is that they serve free water for you!
This is The Vintage Emporium menu just in case you want to see what they are serving there.
All-in-all this is a very good place to go alone or with friend(s), to have a chat or just enjoying morning / afternoon.
Have you been there as well? What do you think of this restaurant? Let me know in comment below 😉
One of my favorite Japanese sushi restaurant is Ichiba Sushi at 204 Lê Lai, Bến Thành, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam. Their sashimi is really fresh. They also have unique sushi roll (makimono) and it tastes yummy. We usually go there for lunch, and if we were late then we had to sit on bar because it usually very busy at lunch time.
We always order this. Salmon sashimi and salmon belly here is really delicious. Juicy and fresh. You can tell by looking at its color.
This was my first time trying salmon skin salad there. I loved it! Crispy salmon skin combined with cucumber with special sauce. Really..really good.
Since we didn’t know which one is better for kushiyaki there, we ordered the combination one. Each stick has mushroom, onion and paprika. I don’t like the grilled meat one. It was really tough, hard to chew. Disappointing. The squid was not bad, a bit over-cooked but tasted yummy. I like the scallops. Next time I will order only scallop 😀
The yellow stuff there is not noodle. It’s sliced fried egg over rice. This sake teridon has a huge salmon. They are using Norwegian salmon. Teriyaki sauce they used also tasty. Oishi!! Recommended!
I went there with my husband. No.. I didn’t eat these foods all by myself 😀 Have you been to Ichiba Sushi in Saigon? Let me know your opinion on this on comment below 😉