137 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-2573. Many selections of Vietnamese
food to choose from. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving
dinner Tue-Thu, Sun 4-9:30 PM; Fri-Sat 4-10 PM; serving
lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-2:30 PM; closed Mon. D, MC, V. $$
272 Delaware Ave., Albany, 465-8899. www.mylinhrestaurant.com.
Exquisite Vietnamese cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere
with fireside dining. Appetizers include handmade shrimp
summer rolls and golden fried spring rolls with fresh lettuce,
mint and cucumber. Try the exotic soup, Canh Chua,
with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, and pineapple in a spicy tamarind
broth. Entrées include the crispy boneless lemongrass duck
and vegetarian grilled tofu finished with a spicy bean curd
sauce. Full bar, takeout available. Private rooms for banquets/parties.
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed
Mon. AE, MC, V. $$$.
Truc Orient Express
3 Harris St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4204. Truc
has been going strong for 25 years, showcasing a unique
and flavorful take on Vietnamese cuisine. Favorite entrées
include duck with lemongrass, five-spice chicken, Hanoi
fish, and the happy pancake. Full bar. Serving 5-9 Sun-Mon,
Wed-Sat. Closed Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$
Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant
307 Central Ave., Albany, 436-1868. Chef-owner Hung Van
Nguyen puts out gorgeous plates of classical fare, with
outstanding spring rolls, nice shrimp preparations and even
a killer chicken noodle soup. Entrée specialties include
salmon with ginger and whole crispy duck. Catering available.
Serving lunch 11-3:30 Tue-Sun; dinner 4-10 Tue-Sun. Closed
Mon. D, MC, V. $$