If you like Vietnamese cuisine, visit Vietcafe – it’s a chain of restaurants across Moscow where you can taste Vietnam without leaving Russia. One of the coziest places in town is in Gazetny side street, a hidden gem of central Moscow which is both noisy and quiet. One of the ways to get there is to turn left when you walk down Tverskaya street, starting from the Red Square.
Inside the restaurant looks peaceful. It’s located in the basement, and the light here is not very bright. The big aquarium with coloured fishes definitely adds charm to this place. The tables will suit the couples and not very big companies, pleasant lounge music is here to create a relaxing atmosphere.
The main Vietnamese specialty to try in Vietcafe is the famous Pho noodle soup. I like it with beef and veal – it’s called Pho Bo. It resembles Japanese Ramen a little, when you eat one dish with chopsticks and spoon at the same time. Besides, they serve another famous soup, Tom yum which is very popular in Thailand. After soup, I recommend you try meat or Tofu, it’s served with rice, and it’s easy to eat it with chopsticks. I also recommend desserts, especially bananas in pastry with caramel sauce.
Vietcafe has its own modern loyalty program. There’s no need to take a loyalty card with you. All you have to do is to download the brand new app, and tell the waiter you’ve got it everytime you come here.