Food Trip: Monde

A couple of months ago, Oi asked me to write about Monde Bar along Han Thuyen St. in District 1 but then I had too much stuff on my plate and couldn’t do the article.  😦 But as usual, Michael Arnold did an excellent article on Monde.
 photo 20140807_122228_zps0ce6d938.jpgKatrina and I were on our way to eat at Propaganda when we stopped to see the menu of Monde right by the hem where it is hidden.

 photo 20140807_122244_zpsbc519151.jpgWe were delighted to see the front of the restaurant with the waterfalls by the entrance. It’s like a slice of paradise in the otherwise busy District 1.

 photo 20140807_122746_zps66fc61e6.jpgLike most restaurants in the city, Monde is housed in a French villa-turned-restaurant. Really charming!

 photo 20140807_122730_zps0c23d1e2.jpgThere were smaller rooms which is good for private meetings. And even in the dining area, low screens helped give the diners a feeling of privacy.

 photo 20140807_130903_zps7885f449.jpgWe dined at the 1st floor where sunlight was streaming into the room giving the whole place a lovely ambiance.  photo 20140807_123204_zps1ef76d16.jpgWe were served salad with Roasted Sesame Dressing. The cherry tomatoes were sweet! I could eat more of this!

 photo 20140807_123541_zpsc001e69a.jpgI ordered Maguro on a bed of sushi rice. I know I’m predictable this way. But my love for tuna or salmon sashimi go way back to my childhood. I have my parents to thank for that. What I really miss is the uni. I haven’t seen that in Ho Chi Minh City.

 photo 20140807_123605_zpsa2070ba5.jpgKatrina ordered the beef and as I was busy reading a transcript, she inhaled this pretty quick. 😛 Highly recommended for kids.

 photo 20140807_123612_zpse4568ebd.jpgThe miso soup is delicious as well. I am a big fan of miso soup. Methinks I must have been Japanese in my past life.

 photo 20140807_130451_zps8b78d2a2.jpgTo cap off our lunch, we had the sorbet.

Monde opened last October 2013 and it is a welcome find in the city. As Kat and I were talking, we both agreed that Ho Chi Minh City have real good Japanese restaurants around. And Monde is one of the best places we’ve tried.  Topnotch staff too!

Visit Monde at 7bis Han Thuyen in District 1.

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One Response to Food Trip: Monde

  1. Highly energetic blog, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

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