Nuoc Mam Shop 123, Park Central 9 Tong Tak Street Tseung Kwan O (Branches also in Tsuen Wan, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok) 2628 0633 Grub: Traditional Vietnamese fare with French flair. And there's loads of seafood on offer, too. The Tseung Kwan O branch serves one of the best raw beef noodle soups in town, with wafer-thin slices of tender beef atop chewy noodles. The beef satay skewers are tender and full of flavour, and not at all spicy. The French Style Pan-Fried Banana is scrumptious but best shared with a friend. Vibe: Nuoc Mam is a clean, uncluttered diner, great for a tete-a-tete or a group of friends. You can sit inside or in the mall by the escalators. Who to bring: Mum, Dad, that special person for Valentine's Day or the whole gang. Booths make for quieter dining while free-standing tables can deal with larger crowds. What's hot: The portions are not huge, so there's less wastage and less environmental guilt. The dishes are thoughtfully presented, and it's fun having the waiter pour your soup from a copper kettle. One of the best things about this place is a drink called Ginger's Son. It's apparently a simple mix of ginger and lemon juice, but there must be sugar and ice in there, too. It is a perfect pick-me-up after a hot day's shopping. What's not: The service can be a little slow, which is frustrating. Because of the large menu, you can't be sure you're going to get the same flavours you did the last time you were there - but, on the other hand, that makes the experience all the more interesting. Cost: While everything on the menu is very reasonably priced - Raw Beef Noodle Soup costs just HK$48 - you can get it for even less if you go at off-peak times. For example, the soup tea set, which includes tea, coffee or water, is HK$28.