By default, I have to love Filipino food. But Japanese food has been my true love. 🙂
After years of Jollibee food (you have to be a Filipino to understand this) as a young kid, my parents successfully introduced us to Japanese food. And from then on, my siblings and I were opened to the idea that there is more to food than Jollibee. 😀
Luckily, Vietnam has lots of Japanese restaurants especially along the street of Le Thanh Ton in District 1. I spied a grocery shop catering to the Japanese as well.
I’ve been seeing Miso Restaurant at 31 Ngo Duc Ke St. every time I walk to and from the office but it was only recently that I was able to try their food. I sampled their lunch set of Sake Ikura Don Teishoku for a little over 130kVND. It was terrific! My set lunch included soup which wasn’t the usual Miso soup but was delicious plus veggie side dishes which could have been the main meal and I wouldn’t have mind.
My choice of food went well with my lemon juice served in a goblet. And I have been constantly complaining that whenever I order lemon or lime juice in a restaurant, I easily consume it — but this time around, I almost didn’t finish it. Refreshing!
Miso Restaurant has two floors, and like the usual Vietnamese buildings, are narrow. But it creates an ambiance of exclusivity and privacy with the low ceiling and dim lights. I think it would have been better if they had less bulky furniture.
Will definitely come back here for lunch one of these days.
I went in to check the menu and they have a good list and the price is almost the same as in Miso. They’re not yet open but they’re doing by-invitation meals these days. They have good furniture too and can accommodate big groups.
This means more Japanese food options for me! Yay!
Today, I passed by Miso and they’re closed for renovations. I’m not sure if they moved. Will check out for any info. – HS, June 14, 2011