Before yesterday I couldn’t remember the last time we—vague, I know—had spent time together outside of my apartment. Hanoi’s winter was particularly a brutal one, leaving us cold, tired, and lazy to travel across town for a nice meal.
I knew I’d be leaving Hanoi soon, though—I’m writing this from Can Tho—and mustered up the energy to drive to Hoan Kiem for what was our last meal together before the upcoming week. I really couldn’t have picked a better spot. I’ve been dining at Angelina for several years now; its atmosphere is unbeatable and its food, while at times hit or miss in taste, is always meticulously prepared and presented. The staff is also top notch.
It’s likely we’ll continue to spend most of our time this month and next at my home or doing things not at all close to the city center, so it’s moments like the following for which I feel so fortunate. Food and people make a beautiful pair.