Huong Lai deserves special mention for a couple of reasons: 1) All of the staff are from disadvantaged families or are former street children and receive on-the-job training, education and a place to stay 2) It is an a charming French colonial building with great tasting food 3) the manager Shirai-san, a Japanese citizen is the owner. I was surprised to hear the manager speaking to Japanese customers in Japanese. It turns out he's from Tochigi and graduated from Meiji Gakuen University and has been in Vietnam 17 years (one year longer than I have been in Japan). Certainly, this is a great cause that anyone can get behind.
Deep fried pork spring rolls.
Stir fried beef with lemongrass and chili.