9-10 The very best | 7-8 Excellent | 5-6 Very good | 3-4 Fair | 1-2 Poor
WHY GO? Former Miss Saigon and FBI agent Meyung
Robson adds another string to her bow with this cheerful,
eight-table Vietnamese restaurant near Thonglor Soi 17.
Apart from the elegantly unflappable Robson herself,
service can be patchy and awkward.
WHAT TO ORDER?
Begin with an appetiser such as
cha gio xoai (mango and crabmeat rolls) or bun cha
(Hanoi-style spring rolls). There are several varieties
of the legendary noodle soup pho, as well as canh, a
tamarind broth. Salads include nom hoa chuoi (banana
bud and chicken) and muc chien gon (calamari); the
latter is tasty, but perhaps a little over-salty, a flaw that
also applies to otherwise delicious suon heo hap dau
(stewed spare ribs). Cari ga (chicken curry with roti)
and cha ca (fried river fish) are alternatives as main
courses. Portions are generous, but try to save room
for decadent bread pudding with grand marnier sauce,
or creme brulee with passion fruit, served in a coconut
About 20 wines, mostly from France and New Zealand. Alternatives
included beer Lao and a range of interesting fruit juice concoctions.