Western food in Halong Bay
Similar to any other famous tourism cities in the world, besides its delicious local specialties Ha Long has a wide range of Western cuisine dishes to serve the increasing demand from international passengers. Although there are not so many specialized restaurants for Western cuisine like in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you might find it easy to get your favourite food at most of the high-end restaurants and hotels in Halong Bay.
For any good meal, appetizers are very important. Luxury restaurants in Ha Long set high priority on the appetizers menu with authentic Western cuisine like Italian ham salad, salmon and squid salad, fried rice ball, or vegetable salad and fried potato.
Pizza and pasta are the quintessence of Italian gastronomy that haven been loved by people all over the world. In Ha Long, these dishes are no doubt popular in any high-end restaurant or hotel at reasonable prices. To be fair, the quality of pizza and pasta here cannot be compared with that in your homeland or other bigger cities where they have been served for decades. However, they stil have their own charm with basic recipes like Capricciosa, Seafood Bianco, Hawaiian, etc.
Although Ha Long Sea does not have salmon, salmon dishes like baked salmon with creamy sauce or baked salmon with butter and garlic, are always available to contribute on the diverse list of Western cuisine here. Additionally, main dishes would be perfect with rosemary baked chicken with olive oil, herbal leaves, and garlic, or steak with fried vegetables and potato, or chicken thigh fillets with marinara sauce.
The last element for a perfect meal is desserts. High-end restaurants in Ha Long always have on their menu your familiar dessert: ice-creams, tiramisu, fiottore, and gateaux.