Have I ever been to Vietnam? No never! But I think I already have a pretty decent idea of what it is to eat there because of ĂnĂn. Think dumplings, rice paper rolls and bao buns served in colourful bowls. Paired with a delicious homemade (sweet) lemonade and my evening couldn’t get any better.

Vegetarian meat served in a bao bun
We took a seat at one of the tables inside, where it took a little while for the staff to notice us. But once they did notice us, service was more than great. Because of the many options on the menu we decided to ask the waitress for her recommendations which was a good call. She pointed out two vegetarian dishes, a bun and one with rice paper, where ĂnĂn used vegetarian meat. Very tasty and it had the structure of real meat. But not only the vegetarian options where good, I satisfied my dumpling cravings with the fried ones filled with chicken.

Lemonade and fried ice
Not in the mood for alcohol? Try out ĂnĂn’s homemade lemonade or tea. The lemonade was sweet and delicious and the tea option didn’t include any added sugar. A great refresher on a sunny arvo or evening! After all the small bites we were pretty full but there was room for one more dish, the fried coconut ice cream. Happy as a clam we left the restaurant with plans to go again!


  • The menu is extensive, so much to choose from!
  • Dumplings, bao and rice paper, need I say more?
  • Prices are almost like in Asia.. almost!


  • The Voorstraat is great but sitting outside can mean you’ll have a lot of people looking at the goodness on your plate
  • If you are looking for a big, sunlit outside terrace.. don’t go to ĂnĂn’s

More about ĂnĂn restaurant

Location: Voorstraat 23, 3512 AH
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 12 am till 10 pm
Price: The prices of a small dish ranges between 5 – 10 euro’s

Reserve a table at ĂnĂn Saigon here


Dutchie Laura lived in Utrecht for 10 years. And the Domcity has developed ever since. More and more coffee bars have popped up and there are a lot of places to grab a sandwich on the go or stay for work. Best of all, Utrecht has a wide variety in of restaurants. Laura’s favorite? Anything with sushi, pasta, Indian, vegetarian, burgers, fish, meat, classic French… she’s not picky at all!

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