Monday, March 15, 2010
Lunch at The Cart, Hanoi
On my last day in Hanoi--where I had somehow stayed for more than two weeks without even noticing--I had lunch at The Cart. The Cart was recommended to me by Hanoian-about-town Steve Jackson who is helping his lovely fiancée Loan run the place.
Steve and Loan (and Jenn Fell in the background)
I had a Number 1 "Ly Quoc Su Street," which was chicken live pate with cucumber, carrot and lettuce. It was a lovely cross between banh mi and something my Austrian faux-grandmother, Lollo, would have served me. If there's a woman who loves feeding people pate, it's Lollo--at least, whenever I think of going to Westchester to see her I think of pate and being "forced" to eat tons of delicious little treats.
Anyway, it was nice to have a fond memory of home while sitting in sweaty Hanoi, and Jenn gave two thumbs up to the coffee as well. The Cart is a great place to visit if you're looking for western-style sandwiches, coffee and desserts. Check their Twitter for daily specials.
The Cart is located 18 Au Trieu (but enter from street behind, opposite The Splendid Hotel), Hanoi