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from $3 /person
“Mot Ngay Moi” (“A New Day”) Restaurant is a combination among two styles of popular meal and dish meal µ la carte – dishes according to the required menu. This is a unique popular restaurant and there are few restaurants with this style in Hanoi at present.
This restaurant still maintains traditional dishes of previous people in Hanoi such as: Chinese braised pork, roast pork, simmered meat with pepper, sour and sweet fried pig ribs, liquor of water morning glory with fruit of dracontomelum, poor foods, and eggplants and salt… And our customers will feel that they are having dinner cooked by their mother at home.
Previously, this restaurant was named Rice – Beer – Seafood Restaurant and it was established in 1997. This year had the worst Asian financial crisis in the history and Vietnam was also seriously impacted by such financial crisis. Then, the policies on tightening money, strictly managing foreign currencies and gold were applied. At that time, our family was trading in gold and silver according to the form of private enterprise but we had a legal problem as we were concluded to break the State’s law so our assets were went away and we had to close shop.
Our situation was very difficult. Our capital was very little and how we could maintain our daily life without poverty. And then, we decided to open a family-popular restaurant and after each day of selling food, our family could use the redundant food. Because we also used such food for our daily life so selected the best raw materials and all raw materials must be the first types.
The food was directly cooked by my mother, my father kept customers’ vehicles and children worked as the waiters and waitresses. Afterwards, this restaurant is developed so we have to employ many other people but quality of dishes and their original taste are still maintained as before. Nowadays, “Mot Ngay Moi” Restaurant at No.72 Ma May Street is a famous restaurant, not only many Vietnamese know about it but also many customers in foreign countries highly appreciate and introduce it to their friends in the whole world via social network and travel books such as Tripadvisor, lonely planet book…
And we will maintain our business motto forever: We hope that a person will come to our restaurant for thousands of times but we do not hope that thousands of people only come to our restaurant for one time. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all customer for supported us during tens of years.
Good eats in the heart of Old Quarter. Ask to sit on an upper floor outside to gaze on the streets below. Average prices with beer, curry & spring rolls setting you back about 130,000VND.