Oasis Eating

A relaxed and soothing restaurant that feeds the abdomen and relaxes the soul

Located evenly between bustling Xa Lo Ha Noi and Xuan Thuy Streets is the serene oasis of Laang Restaurant (22 Dang Huu Pho, Thao Dien, D2; www.laangsaigon.com). Its location completely echoes the which means of its identify, an interpretation of the Vietnamese phrase, “lǎng yên,” or calm amongst chaos. Just lately opened as a part of the culinary powerhouse Quan Bui Group, Laang gives Asian type flavors from locally-sourced substances, in addition to a big selection of coffees and cocktails. Inside, the decor is soothing shades of blue and inexperienced with picket accents and mild lighting. Orchids, potted crops and wired hanging lamps fill the house with a spa-like presence. Outdoors is a big patio with a koi pond, herb backyard and ornamental bells calling for leisure.

After meandering over stone steps that hover above a small pond and coming into via a heavy, nut brown door, we’re seated subsequent to the big window overlooking a fountain. Instantly pouring over the in depth menu and unable to make only one resolution, we start with the combined starter of wraps and rolls (VND229,000). Out got here the beginning of our feast, sitting on a teal plate in a round trend and providing sizable parts of every possibility. We ate up crunchy recent spring rolls made with avocado, rooster, cucumber and carrot; crispy fried spring rolls full of scallop and rooster, fish patties fried in rice paper coating, and betel leaves with fried squid and prawn. Within the heart of the plate sits a light-weight prawn salad made with coconut palm that melds nicely with the fuller flavors of the rolls. Because the greens are native and primarily based on what is out there, most of the dishes are available in slight variations or have versatile substances. This enables prospects to pattern on solely the freshest of meals and check out new takes on their ordinary favorites.

We observe up the appetizers with fried duck breast with ginger fish sauce (VND199,000) and a facet of fiber melon and gourd loofah (VND79,000). The duck is cooked completely, with crispy edges and tender, savory meat. The plate is lengthy sufficient to increase half the size of the desk, and was layered from finish to finish with duck breast. The ginger fish sauce is simply candy and acidic sufficient to chop via the wealthy flavors of the meat. Our facet of greens, whereas easy, might have been the darkish horse of the eating expertise. The melon and gourd are cooked evenly in oil and topped with giant cloves of roasted garlic.

That is adopted up with the decadent dish of fried prawns with mango-mayo sauce (VND229,000) which is as wealthy and flavorful because it sounds. Tasting of creamy pasta with out even needing the carbs, it’s an virtually dessert-like deal with to eat. The fruity taste of the mango flirts coyly with the heaviness of the mayo, making for an thrilling pairing that one wouldn’t anticipate. We observe up our phenomenal lunch with iced lattes (VND55,000) and a nicely deserved siesta.

In search of to carry respite to the hectic power of metropolis life, Laang Restaurant gives a menu with all kinds of choices together with rolls, soups, seafood and meat programs, and an intensive vegetarian choice. With smooth piano music enjoying and the aroma of recent, flavorful meals wafting via the air, diners really feel immediately comfortable within the stylish but zen house. Reaching two tales and internet hosting a number of giant open, ethereal areas, Laang is a wonderful location for dates, household dinners, and in addition for internet hosting giant occasions. Situated at, Laang succeeds in giving prospects calm among the many chaos.

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