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Chỉ Dẫn Đường: Between Ly Quoc Su and Phu Doan, just south of Hang GaiSố điện thoại: +84 4 3938 1588
57 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
“When taking a dear friend for a special birthday lunch we chose Pots'n Pans. The fresh decor blends modern style with a touch of earthiness and is pleasing, clean and comfortable. From the tasting plate we selected from the extended menu, warm bread and flavoured salts, to our main courses of qua...”
I had very high expectations for Madame Hien. After all, it is housed in a beautiful villa, there is an open kitchen, and the owner is a famous chef. Unfortunately, it was probably one of my most disappointing dining experiences in Vietnam.
The problem with Madame Hien is that it promises so much yet delivers so little. While I appreciate the décor and the food hygiene and the courteous service, the Vietnamese food on offer here is just bad. It is uninspiring and is too bland at times or too salty on some occasions.
We had 6 people and ordered a lot of dishes to share family style. Among the dishes I remembered were the fried spring rolls, stir-fry chicken cashew, caramelized pork, clay pot fish and a crab-based broth with Vietnamese vegetables. The spring rolls were decent – not amazing but certainly quite nice. The chicken was the best dish, but all other dishes were disappointing. The caramelized pork was all fat – I understand that pork belly is fatty, but this dish was almost inedible lest I wanted to tempt a heart attack. The clay pot fish was full of bones and I gave up after two bites. The broth was definitely the worst I’ve had in my life – it was so salty I thought I was gargling salt water for my sore throat.
Our group included 4 Hanoians, one foreigner who has lived in Hanoi for several years, and one foreign tourist. The 4 Hanoians all agreed that the food was bad and would not be appreciated at their houses. The foreigner who has lived here a while thought it was not great, but edible – a sanitized version of Vietnamese food for the less adventurous tourists. The tourist thought it was okay – maybe he was being polite.
Just out of curiosity, I asked my friends who had been to this restaurant for their opinion and it seemed like the Vietnamese do not like it so much while the foreigners thought it was pretty good. I personally would never go here again for the food – it is rare to see such disappointment from a well-reviewed restaurant on TNH.
The good: awesomly delicious food!
The bad: the service
The ugly: the service
I went here for lunch today and had the set menu for 200,000vnd. You get a choice of a starter, main, and dessert. I started with the grilled oysters which were wonderful and then moved on to the grilled chili squid which was outstanding! The desert offerings were limited and nothing exciting, and I had the cheese. Despite the uninspiring dessert, the starter and main were terrific and definitely a good deal for 200,000.
The service, however, was shockingly bad. I arrived at 11:45 and was the first table. I had my drink order and food order taken pretty promptly and then waited and waited and waited for my starter-- grilled oysters should not take a long time. The couple seated next to me waited 10 min. and when no one came to even give them a menu they got up and walked out in frustration. After I had finished my main course my empty, dirty plate sat in front of me for 20 min. before it was cleared away. The other table seated near me had to ask 3 different times if they could give their order. And this was when it wasn't crowded, there were a total of 3 tables seated in the courtyard.
Its such a shame, because the food is really delicious and the setting beautiful. If they can train their staff and provide decent service, this place would really be a gem.
I'm also a fan of the set menu lunch at Green Tangerine (275,000 for 3 courses). Comparing the two, the starter and main at Madame Hien were far superior (while the dessert offerings at Green Tangerine were more interesting). But the service at Green Tangerine is so much better than Madame Hien that I'll likely be going back to the Tangerine instead.
Hate to be negative and to give bad review. Madam Hien and Vaticale used to be our favorite restaurants. No more. We gave up on Veticale. Went to Madam Hien the last time, service was bad, food in tiny serving and just ok (can get same food in the street for a fraction of the price). For tourists that come to Hanoi for a few days, Madam Hien could be interesting but for the expats that live in Hanoi longer term, it is not.
I came there for dinner a few nights ago with a few friends. The first impression was fantastic, the music was Vietnamese, the way they decorated the surroundings were very much traditional. However, when we sat down, first thing I noticed was no bowl or plate was placed at the tables. And even when we started to order or even after the waitresses brought us the food, no-one gave us any plate or bowl. It was rather annoying, and having the table ready was a vital point for every restaurant. Also, when the waitress took our orders, she missed many things we asked for, including our drinks, which we had to remind them later on during the meal, and it took them almost an hour to bring up. Of course, the food even took much longer. My friend's son was crying because he became so hungry, and none of the waiters/waitresses came to inquire what was wrong. Their attitudes were extremely unprofessional. Hence, I'd only give them two out of five for the services.
Now, about the food. Their food was quite enjoyable, I must say. The rice was soft, chewy and indeed very fresh. The main course was cooked nicely, we got pork, shrimps and rice fried with lotus seeds. Even the peanuts were great, strange flavours, but great regardless. The only thing I have to complain about the food was that we ordered roasted suckling pork, which ultimately turned out to be just ordinary pork. I gave the meals four out of five.
The price here was also rather reasonable. It's not ridiculously high like some other "high-class" restaurants and the food was nice to say the least.
I'd recommend this restaurant to a friend, however, one must have much patience to wait for the food here.
For quite awhile now Madame Hien has had a set menu for lunch that provided good food for a good price. Two days ago I checked their web site and saw the advertised set menu for 147,000 and decided to visit for lunch. However, when I got there I was informed that set menu was no longer available, that they stopped it last week. Now the cheapest set lunch is 355,000. Bad form- if you are going to have a web site keep it updated and don't false advertise.
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