Shop 101, 1/F Murray House, Stanley Plaza, Stanley, 2899 0999 Fare Contemporary Vietnamese. Ambience Old French colonial for the outside terrace; Villa Victoria inside. Cost HK$300 each with wine Who to bring Families, business acquaintances, loved ones or friends. It was packed with a mix of all. Turn-Ons Excellent food, efficient service with a smile. The nom buoi tom kho (pomelo salad with dried shrimps and Vietnamese herbs) was perfection, with the fruit adding a juicy not-too-sweet taste and the fresh mint a nice touch. The pho bo (beef noodle soup) was delicious. The king prawn in onion and garlic was just right, and the spicy lemongrass chicken with onion and fresh baby coconut, excellent; the chicken was soft, tender and melted in the mouth. The coffee-flavoured creme brulee was divine. The bottle of Pinot Grigio was light and refreshing. The attentive and friendly waitress said curries are popular. Executive chef Jeffrey LeBon strolls among the tables asking diners if everything is fine. And the wait staff, including assistant manager Jenny Bih, who is Vietnamese, are happy to help guests order. This really was a pleasant dining experience, but make a reservation; by 7.30pm on Saturday it was packed and tables are held for only 10 minutes. Turn-offs Other than the spring rolls not being as crunchy as expected, there were none. Drinks Comprehensive, reasonably priced wine list. Standouts were fresh lime juice with soda and 33 types of beer.