Stop & Go Café: "variety can mean slower service" Top 5 Page for this destination Vietnam Restaurant Tip by richiecdisc

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by richiecdisc

This was a main stop on the backpacker trail and though an inexpensive enough place with some character, I would say that the real Vietnam rests some place else. As advertised in Lonely Planet, there was a silver haired painter/owner but he seemed more intent on flirting with pretty girls than imparting any authentic flair into the atmosphere. Still, a quiet place to enjoy a beer (admittedly a good selection) and decent if slow arriving food.

Favorite Dish: We had banh khoai which was a tasty pancake on the non-sweet variety that seemed more like a bean sprout omelet on the crunchy side. It was our first one and we had better and cheaper ones in small local restaurants later in our Hue stay. The nem lui, or grilled kebabs self-rolled in rice paper, was much nicer. Huda beer was a Hue local favorite that had a decent hoppy palate. It was 50,000 dong for food and one beer each but would need more to fill up for sure!

Address: 4 Ben Nghe in Hue
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: On the opposite side of the Perfume River from the Forbidden Purple Palace, more closely clustered to the cheap hotels in town.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 18, 2005
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