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The decor of this no-frills Vietnamese – all turquoise-trimmed mirrors & bright lighting – may not be to everyone’s taste, but the cooking is in a league of its own. A vast menu runs the gamut
from everyday stir-fries & pho noodle soups to dishes with a more adventurous tag (sweet-natured staff are eager to make recommendations). You might open with clean-flavoured goi cuio tom (cold
pork & herb rolls) or a terrific salad of zingy green papaya with spicy dried beef. Next up, it’s worth braving the goat & galangal curry – a rich blend of coconut milk & heady spices
with tender chunks of meat. Crisp-skinned whole sea bream, with its moist flesh & earthy black bean sauce, is a steal at £12, though most mains hover nearer £6 – making the whole experience
fantastic value for money.
Spring rolls (Cháº£ giÃ²). Vietnamese food is wonderful, and a good place to find this cuisine in the UK is Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, London, where Vietnamese restaurants dominate the street. (If you're unsure, check out my 'picture special' post from Vietnam for lots of tasty food photos ^_^).Traditional Crispy Pancake with Tofu, Onions & Beansprout (BÃ¡nh xÃ¨o chay).With so much competition, it can be a little overwhelming to pick the right restaurant. I followed my instinct and went for a busy one - Mien Tay - and busy it certainly was! With very simple dÃ©cor, the diners were certainly not there for the...
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