With Asian cuisine being the second most sought after in the country (after North Indian) when it comes to dining out, it’s no surprise that a new Asian restaurants opening is always round the corner. The newly opened Vietnamese space in Cyber Hub is testament to that. We headed to the new kid on the city’s food hub block, and here’s what we thought of Vietnom, Gurgaon.
The ‘Hip Bar & Dining’ greets you with Asian wall murals, cane furnishings, conical Vietnamese hats, and such…briefly taking you to the coastal country. We couldn’t help but notice the similarity of décor with Mr. Mamagoto on the floor above in Cyber Hub itself. The menu is founded on traditional flavours and dishes, but doesn’t shy away from experimenting with popular choices, like the Vietnom Pizza. The spices are on the lower side, with fresh, clean notes of the ingredients being given stage presence. The Seafood Salad, served in a bowl placed on ice, carries well-balanced flavours — a simple concoction of squid, fish, and prawns with lemon-chilli dressing.
The White Rose dim sums aren’t to be missed. The Chicken Mango Curry made with coconut cream is a seasonal delight, the Roasted Eggplant is a a nicely textured and layered dish, and of course, Vietnam’s gift to the world – Pho, has to be tried. An ideal time to open, their summer rolls and light desserts are perfect for the hot summer. The rice paper rolls are stuffed with raw or lightly cooked veggies and/or meats, keeping it flavourful yet not heavy. As for desserts, the Avocado Surprise and Espresso Pannacotta make for a refreshing finish to the meal.
The cocktails have been curated by Yangdup Lama, and the fun-looking menu allows you to choose based on their notes. So take your pick from fruity, sweet, smoky, bitter, spicy, aromatic, and so on without having to do the whole trial and error jig to find your favourite cocktail. Do try the sangrias here. Not just nice to sip, the drinks are visually striking, and fit snugly into your Instagram life too!
Authentic Vietnamese cuisine, with slight twists to accommodate the Indian palate; a space that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is easy to be at; and a fun vibe resounding through — Vietnom could well be your next pitstop when looking for a casual, chilled out evening. Right at the cusp of Delhi and Gurgaon, not too far from either city, it’s easily accessible too.
Where: DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Cyber Hub, Gurugram
Timings: 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Recommended dishes: Seafood Salad
Price: Rs 2,500 for two, with alcohol, taxes extra
All images: Courtesy Vietnom (Facebook)