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Experience culinary love at Madame Hien

Madame Hien is dedicated to the chef’s wife, grandmother and “all Vietnamese women of the past and the present,” explains The Culture Trip. The restaurant is a “culinary love letter” to French chef Didier Corlou’s adopted country, and is “one of the best places to experience the riches of Vietnam’s diverse culinary traditions.” Its restored 19th-century villa, is painted with “touches of white and a deep seaweed green,” writes Sarah Alexandra George. Inside, “beautiful paintings depict scenes from Vietnamese rural life in soothing colours while old black and white portraits and shabby, peeling mirrors transport you to an earlier age.” Favourites here included “banana flower salad and the braised caramelised pork,” says Dim Sum Diaries, while the cinnamon ice cream was “also amazing,” even if there were “differing opinions” about the curry ice cream.

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