Just a little off the overwhelmed path in District 7 is an oasis for foodies and sports activities followers
LOST BOYS HIDEOUT (147, 2B-3C Le Van Luong, D7, www.fb.com/lostboyshideout) is certainly hiding out down a hall set again from the principle road. Strolling into the spacious sports activities bar, Misplaced Boys Hideout is an open, ethereal house with a number of ranges of seating, with cushioned chairs and benches round tables in nooks and crannies that permit for extra privateness. Within the heart of this huge seating space is a pond with a fountain and beside it a fullgrown tree weaving its approach up into the evening sky. It’s as if Misplaced Boys Hideout has fused collectively the idea of a backyard espresso with a sports activities bar, a juxtaposition that creates an inviting place. The venue additionally homes a stage the place comedy open mic evening occurs each different Wednesday and dwell music performs each Thursday and Saturday evening. The principle bar runs the size of the room the place the pinnacle bartender, who comes from years of expertise at high-end motels, creates signature cocktails. On the again is a big, closed off, air-conditioned room with two well-manicured pool tables and extra seating. Right here they host pool tournaments. Additionally in the principle space is an enormous projector display screen that comes down for giant sporting occasions. They are going to even open on particular mornings when there’s demand for viewing occasions like UFC playing cards or soccer matches. Above it all is a movable cover to cowl the world throughout inclement climate.
I selected to take a seat within the room on the again with the air-con. Whereas the principle space had many followers and as comparatively cool, based mostly on the warmth wave presently afflicting Saigon we have been searching for most coolness. As soon as seated, a bubbly, affable server came visiting and launched herself and defined the menu.
I began with the Dinner Salad (VND70,000). This was a bowl of recent greens with radicchio, onion, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber, a handful of croutons and tossed in tangy balsamic French dressing. The bitterness of the radicchio and the daring acidity of the uncooked onion have been the dominant flavors complementing the balsamic.
For appetizer I went with Chili Salt Squid (VND120,000), recent items of squid battered and fried to a golden brown and served with candy chili mayonnaise. The squid was tender and flaky, cooked to perfection. And even higher washed that down with a bottle of Coronary heart of Darkness Unfastened Rivet IPA (VND105,000), a New England type IPA with a delicate fruity aftertaste. Past the lengthy listing of spirits and wine, Misplaced Boys Hideout options Coronary heart of Darkness craft beers.
For foremost I selected the Rooster & Pork Burger (VND150,000). It was a very good sized patty of combined floor pork and hen that was frivolously seasoned and cooked by means of, sitting on a mushy, heat bun and topped with shallots, sautéed onion, sliced cornichons, melted cheddar and Dijon mustard. The burger was served with thick, home-cut fries and zesty, selfmade citrus coleslaw. Between the seasoned meat, the toppings and the sharp cheddar, this was a succulent burger loaded with taste that hit the spot. It was the proper selection, although I do plan on going again to attempt Kila’s Killer Pizza (VND240,000), a woodfired selfmade pizza topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, onion and jalapeno and chili peppers.
For dessert I picked the Tinker’s Selfmade Apple Crumble (VND95,000). The stewed apples have been sprinkled with cinnamon, coated with crunchy crumbles and dashed with crispy shavings of piquant orange and ginger, and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce—what a candy sensation.
Misplaced Boys Hideout is a good D7 oasis with a beautiful environment, pleasant workers, nice meals and drinks and plenty of actions for singles, and households (and canine pleasant too).
Photos by Vy Lam