Thursday, 3 April 2008

Monsieur Vuong

The Basics:
Alte Schönhauser Str. 46 10119 Berlin-Mitte (U Weinmeisterstrasse or S Hackescher Markt)
+49-(0)30-9929 6924

URL: Monsieur Vuong

Accessible? Not really: there is a small stair in the entrance (there is a bell for wheelchair users, but according to the waiter, it is for a ramp); the restaurant is crowded and narrow and most importantly no wheelchair accessible toilets.

Child-Friendliness? No real catering for the needs of kids, except for one thing (that is more important with older, well behaved, but hungry kids; and with adults who are not much of an eater): all of their dishes are available as a smaller portion, with even cheaper price. Believe me, "small" is relative and their "small" Wonton Soup was almost satisfying in itself.


Related Tours/Sites:
Hackescher Markt and the "Scheunenviertel" (Barn Quarter)
Could be integrated with the Classic Jewish Berlin Tour with customised Berlin tours



Our review: The design in Monsieur Voung is very nice, the food excellent. Despite busy hours, the service is rather quick; and all of that with cheap prices and the availability of all dishes at smaller rates for those who are less hungry (or less of an eater). The only thing that has perhaps diminished a little from the experience has been the fact that one of us has ordered two dishes (the others had each only a main course), and received both courses together (the waitress also didn't ask whether to bring the entrée separately). Despite that, the one who received the two dishes at once was satisfied however and said that the main course one was not too cold by the time she's gotten her way with it.

Jim Boyne writes in "Lost in Europe": "I got in there a little before the lunchtime rush, but it was still packed with people. There are only about three dishes on menu, and I went for a kind of green curried chicken with stir-fried vegetables which was probably the best meal of my trip so far, and only cost me nine euros with a drink as well."

More reviews: Life in Milano
Another positive review comes from Ryan at "Backpacking Across Europe", which points out something important: any non-vegetarian dish on the menu could be with tofu instead.

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