A couple of months ago, I heard about Thuy’s supper club. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to attend one of them. Therefore, I was really happy to hear that she was opening her restaurant in Islington back in May! We headed off to The Little Viet Kitchen on a sunny Saturday for lunch. The restaurant’s facade is really cute with its mint green wooden elements and clearly stands out from the rest of the shops on the street. Inside, the decoration mixing light wood, white and mint green as well as the flowers and plants including bamboo (of course :)) give a relaxed atmosphere feeling. Now off to the food!
We started with a Vietnamese beer for Mister. and the Lemongrass Ginger Sherbet Colada mocktail for me (loved it!). We decided to go straight for mains as we were not very hungry but ended up salivating over our neighbours’ vietnamese rice rolls which looked so yummy! I went for the Chef Special Noodle bowl while Mister went for the beef pho. My dish was delicious with lots of different flavours harmoniously mixed on top of the rice noodles: fragrant herbs such as mint, and coriander, mango, lemongrass grilled prawn cakes, deep fried pork spring rolls and caramelised pork. You don’t usually get caramelised pork with the chef special but, our waiter, Thuy’s husband, kindly asked her if I could have the caramelised pork (I so wanted to try it :)). My bowl looked quite big but it didn’t feel heavy at all and actually quite refreshing with all the fresh herbs! As for the Pho, which Mister let me try a bit of :), the broth was very well seasoned with tender pieces of beef and homemade meatballs. Worth mentioning that I am not usually a fan of meatballs but these one were really yummy! The Little Viet Kitchen is definitely, in my opinion, the best Vietnamese restaurant in London 🙂 We were not hungry for dessert so we stopped it there, although we were very tempted by the ice cream cake with chocolate pandan macaron…
It was a lovely lunch and we will definitely go back to The Little Viet Kitchen to taste some more of Thuy’s cooking. Looking forward to try her Golden Delicious Lollipop at some stage (hope it gets on the menu soon ;))! Worth mentioning that Thuy and her team will be doing again their secret suppers 🙂 I will certainly be on the watch for that!
The Little Viet Kitchen
2 Chapel Market
N1 9EZ London
Have a nice day!