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by melissabunning on November 8, 2012 · 0 comments

My Linh

272 Delaware Ave., Albany, 465-8899,  mylinhrestaurant.com. My Linh is a taste of old Indochina with a contemporary twist. Vietnamese cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere with full bar. 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, tomatoes and pineapple in a spicy tamarind broth. Entrées include the crispy boneless lemongrass duck and vegetarian grilled tofu with a spicy bean curd sauce. Takeout available. Private rooms for banquets and parties. Serving dinner 5-9 Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon-Wed. AE, MC, V. $$$


Pho Yum

1558 Central Ave., Albany, 869-9866, pho-yum.com. Pho, a light-bodied soup with noodles and your selection of meat, is the specialty; the small menu also includes a selection of sandwiches (bánh mì) and vermicelli dishes. Takeout available. Serving 11-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 11-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $


Spice Dragon

297 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-1234, eatatspicedragon.com. Vietnamese, Pan Asian and American comfort food offerings include chicken lemon grass, teriyaki glazed salmon, pad Thai, five spice pork chops, tempura, bulgogi beef and coconut curry clay pot. And there’s sushi! The spring rolls are a family specialty. Full bar; takeout available. Serving daily 11:30-10, late night menu and sushi to midnight Fri-Sat. $$$


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 11-9 Tue-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. Closed Monday. D, MC, V. $$

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