It’s Friday, and we are sure, just like us, you too are tired of cooking and must be looking for good restaurants in the city. Worry no more, because we’ve got the perfect place for you!
If you are craving Asian cuisine but are bored of the regular Chinese or Thai food, Smiley House is the place for you! Pune’s favorite Vietnamese restaurant has reopened and food lovers are rejoicing.
If Vietnamese cuisine had to be described in a few words, it would be, simple dishes packed with freshness and complex flavours! Once you have tried this cuisine, you can’t really un-smell the fresh herbs and pungent fish sauce in just about every dish. Each dish could really have its own bottled fragrance.
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Despite the varied landscape of Vietnam, all of the cuisine contains this brilliant balance of aromatics, heat, sweetness, sourness, and fish-sauciness. As with other Asian cuisines, it's all about the yin and yang; the sweet and the salty, the cooling and the warming, the fresh and the fermented.
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It is basically comfort food redefined!
Run by two wonderful Vietnamese ladies, the restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine. They import most of their ingredients from Vietnam.
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Another specialty of this place? It gives you this comforting and homely feeling! The owners welcome you with a warm smile, and you instantly make yourself comfortable in this cozy cafe-like setting.
Veg: Summer roll and Pho Chua
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Nonveg: Chicken/Beef Pho and Bun Tron
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Beverages: Milk tea with jelly
Desserts: Coconut Banana Ice Cream