Little Viet Kitchen, London

I have found the most wonderful Vietnamese restaurant!

Hidden away in Islington, a tiny chef called Thuy cooks up the most delicious soups, noodles, pho and nibbles, in a tiny kitchen.

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The interior is as sweet as Thuy herself…

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…but we chose to make the most of the Autumn sunshine, wrapped up warm and took a table outside.

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Slurping on cocktails as we poured over the menu.

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Some sort of rhubarb concoction for me (sweet, sour and unbelievably fresh!) and a mojito for him.

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Our nibbles arrived in a flurry of vibrant herbs.

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Coconut caramelised pork summer rolls, on zingy rice noodles.

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Chicken wings with lemongrass and fish sauce.

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A special, which I think was prawn cakes on sugar cane.

We devoured them so quickly I can barely remember! Delicious, whatever they were.

All dunked in the special, secret house hot sauce.

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Having demolished our glorious spread, we moved back to the cocktail menu.

Any place with 4 types of Gin & Tonic varieties is ok by me!

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Next up, a true beast!

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Banh Xeo crispy pancakes.

A thin, crispy, very light pancake filled with pork, prawn and veggies. Served with herbs, fish sauce, chilli sauce and lettuce.

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You use the lettuce as a wrap, and everything else as filling!

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Messy and exceptionally good fun.

We continued our feast with a cold noodle bowl.

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Bigger than my head, and stuffed full of delicious bits’n’bobs.

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And a bowl of the famous pho, with beef and bone marrow.

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Hot, steaming broth, succulent slices of beef, fresh greens and oodles of noodles.

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Truly, truly glorious on a chilly afternoon in London!

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Stuffed and utterly satisfied, we popped in to stock up on the secret sauce and said our goodbyes.

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Though no goodbye would be complete without Thuy insisting you take-away pudding, too!

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You must check out The Little Viet Kitchen as soon as you can.

Find them: 2 Chapel Market, Angel, Islington, London, N1 9EZ

Book: 0207 837 9779 // info@thelittlevietkitchen.com

And send me a snap of how you get on!

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