Subject: Bangkok, HK, Hanoi eating
Hi Rose,

Have a wonderful trip.

For dining suggestions in some of the cites you'll visit, mine are:

Hanoi - Cha Ca La Vong - very old restaurant. Only serve one dish which is a grilled fish dish. Very cheap. Seasons - Across the street from the Metropole Hotel - has an upstairs and downstairs, one serves french, the other vietnamese. Both are excellent. Have a drink and/or a meal at the Metropole, it's a gorgeous hotel.

Bangkok - My favorites are Lemongrass and Cabbages and Condoms for thai food. Both inexpensive. Sala Thip at the Shangri-La Hotel is a lovely spot for dinner on the water. Don't worry about the smell of fish, worry about the smell of durian!

Hong Kong - M on the Fringe and Bamboo are two of my favorites. Grissini's in the Grand Hyatt is the best italian in HK, though

very expensive - it has the most awesome views of HK. For great dim sum, you'll have to ask your hotel concierge as these places are generally in office buildings and can't be seen just by walking

around. There is a great one in the Prince's building in Tsm Tsha Tsui but there are many. For the best shopping, don't miss Stanley Market.

Regards, Candice in NYC