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My Linh

272 Delaware Ave., Albany, 465-8899, Exquisite Vietnamese cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere with full bar. My Linh is a taste of old Indochina with a contemporary twist. 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. Takeout available. Private rooms for banquets and parties. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Wed-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$

Truc Orient Express

3 Harris St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4204. Truc has been going strong for 32 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 Wed-Mon. In July and August, serving lunch 11 AM-2:30 PM daily and dinner 5-10 PM daily. AE, MC, V. $$$

Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave., Albany, 436-1868. Chef-owner Hung Van Nguyen puts out 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 11:30-2:30 Tue-Sun, dinner 4:30-8:30 Tue-Sun. Closed Monday. D, MC, V. $$


Metroland's Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2010
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