Within the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, lies Sorae Restaurant & Lounge on the 24th and the 25th floors of AB tower. It gives an amazing panoramic view of the city along with its modern “Japanese” inspired furniture and decor.
We started off the meal with the Live Canadian Oysters (1 for 110,000 VND, 6 for 595,000 VND). The Oysters were very fresh and slurping it down with the grated chilli radish and ponzu sauce gives it a really good kick to wake your taste buds up.
Next up was the Spicy Hotate Karayaki (150,000 VND). The sauce was very interesting as it was similar to spicy mayo but at the same time, the texture and the flavour were different. It is really worth a try!
Suddenly the smell of truffle permeated the room, the Foie Gras Chawan Mushi Truffle An (195,000 VND) had just been served. Honestly, Chawan Mushi is not a very interesting dish, but the truffle gave it another layer of complexity and flavour. The Foie Gras had been lightly grilled, giving it a more intense and charred flavour. The Chawan Mushi was smooth in texture and nicely seasoned. Did I mention that the Foie Gras was amazing?!?!?!
What is Japanese food without some raw fish? We ordered the Momo (1,550,000 VND) which consists of 4 kinds of Japanese fish & 4 kinds of local fish. The prawns were sweet, and the fish were very fresh. There is a sufficient variety and is definitely Instagram worthy. There’s not much to hate or say about Sashimi (unless it’s not fresh).
We ended the savoury part of the meal with some Makimono. Specifically, the Spider Maki (225,000 VND) and the Salmon Skin (195,000 VND). However, with all the good food down, we did not find them particularly impressive although they tasted good. The Salmon Skin had a very nice texture. I enjoyed the softness of the rice with the salmon and the crispy salmon skin rolled inside.
Last but not least, dessert (of course!). We had the Green Tea Ice Cream (55,000 VND) and the Yuzu Sorbet (65,000 VND). The green tea flavour was quite strong and it was very creamy. The Yuzu Sorbet was quite light and refreshing, with a slight tinge of sourness.
Overall, it was an extremely enjoyable experience. The ambiance makes the place feel very exclusive, and was accompanied by the amazing food. If you are ever in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, this is definitely worth a try!
24th Floor, AB Tower,
76A Le Lai, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1,
Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Lunch: 11:30am – 2.00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 1.00am
Tel: +84 838272372
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