BABY MUSTARD $$
Baby Mustard sits idyllically by Tra Que’s market gardens in a backstreet off the road to An Bang Beach. It rates very highly on peer review sites and seems to have struck upon a menu and cooking style that brings Vietnamese food closer to Western palates. Above-average and mid-priced but look out for the mozzies!
High-thatched, wall-less, bamboo structures provide shelter, resort-style, in Baby Mustard’s ornamental garden. This low-lit, intimate setting is perfect for romance.
Less perfect are the mosquitoes that inevitably invade such bucolic locales from dusk, so come armed with protection and ensure you sit by a fan, even if it’s coolish.
The baby mustard greens, lettuce and mint leaf served with beef was a highlight of sharp contrasts and the grilled chicken with lemongrass was tender, tasty and the kids’ favourite. The servings, though,were quite small so be prepared to order something extra if you’re hungry.
The service is attentive and English understanding fair. The ingredients are wonderfully fresh but, when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, not the best value in town as some reviewers have suggested.