Banh mi and grilled meats galore If you’ve had Vietnamese food in London in the last decade or so, then you’ll know the drill when you walk through the doors at any one of the capital’s umpteen Vietnamese restaurants. Pho, summer rolls and perhaps a coffee or two. Endless identikit curries, salads and fried noodle … Continue reading
Category Archives: Vietnamese
Banh Mi in London review – baguettes from Whaam Banh Mi, Moba and more
Vietnamese sandwiches spread across the capital My 2014 group test of banh mi eateries proved to be one of my most popular Best and Worst round-ups – and also one of the most contentious, as some of the ill-tempered Comments attest. I’m quite thick-skinned though and I take such vehement, blinkered criticism as a sign … Continue reading
The best and worst banh mi in London – Vietnamese sandwiches review
26 eateries, 66 sandwiches, one verdict Updated 26/2/14 – tweaked Bun Cha review, added a missing photo and added reviews of Chao Kitchen and Chao!Now Updated 05/3/14 – added review of Bep Haus, tweaked The Verdict slightly to reflect its inclusion Updated 12/3/14 – added review of Miss Chu Updated 13/7/14 – added reviews of … Continue reading
House of Ho review – modern Vietnamese food shakes up Soho?
No sniggering in the back The vast majority of Vietnamese restaurants in London have very traditional menus and tend to be clustered together in Hoxton and Deptford, with smaller concentrations in other places such as Hammersmith. Soho’s House of Ho is a very different affair. The exposed brick walls, moody lighting and odd contemporary art … Continue reading
East Street review – full of Eastern promise or just full of it?
Oxford Street’s East Asian street food smorgasbord With some restaurants, the reasons behind the choice of décor can be inscrutable but that isn’t the case with East Street. East Street is a casual eatery located just off the north edge of Oxford Street and serves up a broad menu of street food from a large … Continue reading
Banh Mi 11 review – Berwick Street’s Vietnamese baguettes
London’s best Vietnamese sandwiches? I eat my way through almost the entire menu to find out. I have a few culinary obsessions and one them is banh mi or Vietnamese sandwiches. A few places in London do them and the simply named Banh Mi 11 may be the best of the lot. It’s not a … Continue reading
Kin review – Holborn’s Asian street food hideaway
Jack of all trades but master of none? Following my stiflingly average experience at Banana Tree, I wasn’t enthused about trying another budget pan-Asian eatery but the need for a cheap meal after a hard day’s slog at work prompted me to visit Kin. This new restaurant, located on a side road you probably wouldn’t stumble across, … Continue reading
Aobaba review – Vietnamese street food comes to Wood Green
It’s a fast food outlet! It’s a mini-mart! It’s both?! Update July 2013 – this restaurant has closed Wood Green is an unloved part of north London that isn’t exactly a dining destination, so it was the last place I expected to find a fast food-style eatery dishing up bánh mì or Vietnamese sandwiches. Aobaba … Continue reading
Banana Tree Wardour Street review – lots of plates all in one place
Disclosure: The Picky Glutton was invited to review this restaurant and the second meal in this review was partially prepaid for by the restaurant in the form of an unsolicited £60 voucher. I paid for the first meal myself. Asia is a small word for a massive continent that technically stretches all the way from … Continue reading
Caphe House review – noodle soups & sandwiches ahoy
Jack of all trades, but master of none? Although I may be a fussy eater, I’m not snobbish – I’ll eat in the most humble of establishments as long as the food is good. My search for good Vietnamese food in London lead me to a small breakfast and lunchtime-only café in the backstreets of … Continue reading
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