The Madam Yen restaurant Hanoi is relatively large (with a small first-floor space and a substantial second-floor area) and is conveniently located in a large shopping precinct.
The food in the restaurant is a Vietnamese-French fusion, more popular among Westerners, but we met quite a few of locals there.
We knew this was an excellent opportunity to share our first courses, and ordered mango, papaya salad and a diverse selection of fresh spring rolls with seafood, meat and vegetables. The main course was one per person. My friends ordered some stuffed eggplant and grilled meat. My grilled fish was perfect. The prawn flambé in cognac was not only delicious, but also looked very stylish.
The restaurant also served steak or grilled pork ribs.
The desserts were not very Vietnamese – for example, opera cake or hot chocolate cake, tiramisu, etc.
My favorite was hot passion fruit cake with ice cream.
They had a good selection of fresh juices, such as passion fruit, apple and carrot juice, etc., including smoothies and even lassi. The wine list is also quite long.
We really enjoyed the food in Madam Yen restaurant Hanoi. The waiters were attentive and spoke English. The prices in this restaurant were a bit higher, but worth paying.
The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day. The address: 99 Gang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Tel.: 84-4-39264999.
The Madam Yen restaurant Hanoi also has cooking classes for about 3 hours that teach traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Courses run from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. If you are lucky, you could get a lesson for just two people. They have different menus for each day of the week. Take a look at: http://madamyenrestaurant.com/cooking-class-menu