Madame Hien is a well-preserved French colonial house located in the French Quarter of Hanoi. It was designed by the architect who designed the Opera House and was once used as the Spanish Embassy. From what we gathered from the Maitre D' -- Madame Hien just opened a year ago. This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide. It was about a 10 minute walk from our hotel.
We decided to dine al fresco since the weather was cool unlike the first days when it was really hot and humid. It was just a relaxing experience. As we took our seats at the patio, they served us a bowl of nuts and prawn crackers.
The maitre d', a french woman, took our orders. She was kind enough to explain everything in detail. While waiting for our dinner to be served, I took the opportunity to walk around and take some photos of the place.
Finally---- our meal was served..
Oskie had steamed sea bass wrapped in lotus leaf.
I had soft shell crab with avocado roll. It came with tamarind sauce. It was so good!!! The crab was so crispy!! Just thinking about the food I had that night made me hungry again!!
Overall, the food and the ambience of the place was great!!!! If I go back to Hanoi, I will definitely come back to Madame Hien's.