July 19, 2012

Vietnam: Tricolore Restaurant


                While strolling around Pham Ngu lao Street, we happen to pass by a small restaurant named Tricolore where a lot of foreigners are dining. My sister and I are curious about the fuss so we stopped by for an early light dinner.

                Tricolore, as advertised in the menu, is an Italian-Vietnamese Restaurant. They have an extensive menu, as thick as a Karaoke book, and it took us a lot of time flipping back and forth, to figure out what we really wanted. Finally, I settled for a Fried Spring Roll and sister, for a Chicken Banh Mi.


Fried Spring Roll stuffed with Mixed Pork, Shrimp and Beef.

This is the best fried spring roll I’ve ever had. This may sound weird but when I bite into the deep fried roll, I can definitely taste the minced shrimp apart from the pork and the beef inside my mouth. I’ve tasted hundreds of different fried spring rolls in my life, but never as good as Tricolore’s.

If you’re familiar with the anime, Cooking Master Boy, remember the exaggerated backgrounds (explosions, music, tidal wave, etc.) when people taste the food? Well, I had one when eating the fried spring rolls of Tricolore.;)
               

                Fried Chicken Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a term for Baguette, is very famous in Vietnam. Sadly, Tricolore’s Chicken Banh Mi is disappoingting. The chicken is dry, and the baguette is hard to chew.


                After dinner, we headed to Ben Thanh Night Market to look for North Face bags and some pasalubong.
               

To cap off the night of food tripping, we headed to the popular Highlands Coffee with Danielly, our Colombian roommate, to chill and to exchange our travel adventures.


Tricolore Restaurant
275H Pham Ngu Lao Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City


Highlands Coffee (Liberty Branch)
187 Pham Ngu Lao Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City



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