The Portuguese use the word “Cochinchina” to refer to a far, far away – and quite abstract – place that no one really understands where it is. Yoon Chain Lai wanted to change that and remind people that Cochinchina does exist: according to Portuguese navigators from the 16th century, it refers to the Southern region of Vietname. And now there is a Cochinchina in Lisbon too. This Vietnamese restaurant is not a fan of rushing things: dishes are prepared “without shortcuts”, everything taking all the time it is supposed to take. Soups, noodles and pho play important roles on the menu. As for drinks, there is beer from Japan (Sapporo), Thailand (Singha) and China (Tsingtao). There is room for 24 customers in two rooms and the decorations come, of course, from Yoon’s homeland.
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 257
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12.30-3pm & 7.30-11pm; Sat 730-11pm|
|Transport:||Metro Rato BUS 720, 727, 738, 758|