We’ve been fans of this Vietnamese canteen for a long time. Its cosy benches, open kitchen, stone walls and wooden décor make it the perfect place to soak up the beers after a concert at La Maroquinerie. It’s also worth grabbing a takeaway from if you’re feeling lazy. The prices may have gone up slightly since it opened but the portions are just as generous and the the quality certainly still justifies the price.
Expect the Vietnamese classics; pho, thai basil fried beef, crusty caramelised cod and perfectly balanced bo bun. The lôc lac is particularly good; meat (chicken is our favourite) with fried tomato rice, a fried egg, sliced onions, cucumber and tomato – all served on a lettuce leaf.
It’s not the classiest of joints so leave your food snob friends at home but the cooking never fails to hit the spot and there’s always room to squeeze in between the regulars.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE