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My Linh

272 Delaware Ave., Albany, 465-8899, 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. In July and August, serving lunch 11 AM-2:30 PM and dinner 5-10 PM. 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. $$


Metroland's Fall / Winter Dining Guide 2007
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