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Kim’s Dragon Restaurant

1231 W. Housatonic St. (Route 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-0998. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine in West Pittsfield, operated by the family of recent Top Chef winner (and former Dragon employee) Hung. Start with the mouth-watering spring rolls; signature entrees include lemongrass chicken, shaken beef, and the vegetarian pancake. Beer and wine; takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10 Sun, Tue-Thu; 4-10:30 Fri-Sat. MC, V. $$$

My Linh

272 Delaware Ave., Albany, 465-8899, Exquisite Vietnamese cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere with full bar. My Linh is a taste of old Indo-China with a contemporary twist. Appetizers include handmade shrimp summer rolls and golden-fried spring rolls with fresh lettuce, mint and cucumber. Try the exotic soup, Canh Chua, with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, and pineapple in a spicy tamarind broth. Entrées include the crispy boneless lemongrass duck and vegetarian grilled tofu finished with a spicy bean curd sauce. Takeout available. Private rooms for banquets and parties. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Monday. AE, MC, V. $$$

Truc Orient Express

3 Harris St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4204. Truc has been going strong for 30 years, showcasing a unique and flavorful take on Vietnamese cuisine. Favorite entrées include duck with lemongrass, five-spice chicken, Hanoi fish, and the happy pancake. Full bar. Serving 5-9 Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat. In July and August, serving lunch 11 AM-2:30 PM and dinner 5-10 PM. Closed Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$

Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant

307 Central Ave., Albany, 436-1868. Chef-owner Hung Van Nguyen puts out gorgeous plates of classical fare, with outstanding spring rolls, nice shrimp preparations and even a killer chicken noodle soup. Entrée specialties include salmon with ginger and whole crispy duck. Catering available. Serving lunch 11-3:30 Tue-Sun; dinner 4-9 Tue-Thurs & 4-10 Fri & Sat. Closed Mon. D, MC, V. $$


Metroland's Fall / Winter Dining Guide 2008
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