Service: Very friendly, smiling and attentive
Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Superb separate washrooms.
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive.
Strong points: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine prepared and served by Vietnamese staff. Great use of local products. Vietnamese shochu!
Last night the Missus finally convinced me to pay a long overdue visit to Annam Restaurant in Shizuoka City!
Well, the Missus’ nickname is “Dragon” and dragons have always been welcome in Vietnam…
That said, Annam is not only the sole true Vietnamese Restaurant in the Prefecture, it is also a top-class establishment!
So what did we have for dinner?
Bain Seo, the Vietnamese equivalent, but a lot lighter, of a Japanese okonomiyaki!
Crispy and light, you break or cut it as you like and you wrap it in lettuce!
Soft shell crab sauteed with vegetables and herbs.
The edible shell is so soft and add so much to the bite and savors!
Fried pork fried in yakiniku style, deep-fried minced pork spring rolls and hot bifun rice vermicelli and chopped vegetables greens salad.
Lovely and crispy spring rolls!
And the vermicelli were as good as any pasta, and so much lighter!
A new item on the menu: Vietnamese style deep-fried chicken wings with pickled vegetables!
The chicken wings are first cooked tender before being battered (I mean dip in batter!) and deep-fried for a happy marriage between crispiness and tenderness!
We decided to skip dessert in favor of a mini pho soup.
Beef pho soup for me!
Chicken pho soup for the Dragon!
Looking forward to sampling their next summer menu!
Owner: Ms. Le Thi Hong Vinh
Chef: Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Mai
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kooyamachi, 6-6, Mitduhisa Building, 2F
Business hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~22:30
Closed on Mondays
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