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Hanoi Soul Cafe @ Tang 3, So 7 Dinh Tien Hoan

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Hanoi Soul Café was the first stopover for dinner on the first night near Hoan Kiem. Overlooking the lake, half comfortable sofas and an earnest F and B Manager, Hanoi Soul tried to please. The café lacks character, guitars found on some pillars whilst the rest tried to capitalize on the romanticism that the overlooking lake already provided.

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Entrance.

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Leather bound menu.

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Beef Pho (45,000 VND)

A meal in Vietnam without Pho is unforgivable, nearly. Tasty as can be, they just do their soup noodles so right. Wish I took the gutsy-er alternative for a stirfried version instead!

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Fried Tofu in Salted Egg (99,000 VND)

I must have missed my salted egg dishes so much, I jumped at it. These batter coated tofu cubes were fried a golden brown and frolicked in a light salted egg yolk paste. Looked the part but missing out on the taste test.






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Fresh Spring Rolls (40,000 VND)

The first one stuffed with beef. Not quite outstanding as one with prawns would taste.

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Fried Crab Spring Rolls (40,000 VND)

Nothing to fault with anything fried, actually.





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Yam Fried with Honey (39,000 VND)

I was surprised that this is classified as a Vietnamese treat – no different from regular fries just that it’s YAM and not potato. Dusted with sesame seeds and brushed with honey.

Decent not great, Hanoi Soul barely came across as a place with much soul - no intention on punning.

Hanoi Soul Cafe
Tang 3, So 7 Dinh Tien Hoan
Quan Hoan Kiem

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