For a person like myself who has been into East Asian culture for so long, it’s actually kind of strange that it has taken me so long to get into Vietnamese food. It’s not like I don’t know loads of Viet-Chinese people, so basically the fact that I never ate Pho is due to me being a flop.
The restaurant Tay-Do in the Kingsland road is quite famous for their Pho amongst people from all over London. Directions: Get off at Hoxton Overground station, walk left from the station, turn right onto the main road-stay on the same side of the road and walk straight down and you will find Tay-Do:
(please beware that shitty photos taken on my phone are below)
My best friend is actually Viet-Chinese so she showed me all the things she usually gets and I actually liked them all. This is what we had:
My friend had Bún Thịt Nướng as a main course:
And made mini version of it because I’d never tried it before:
My Pho arrived and I was SO excited!
And lemme tell you it didn’t disappoint! I had mixed meat and damn that thing was so filling. I ate all the meat and veg and left half of the broth, but at £7.50 I’d def get it again!
Then we went up the road and ended up finding this place:
The Bridge Cafe has to be the most the Hoxton, Hipster type place I’ve seen in a long time and I gotta say it was a nice, relaxing place! We ate some cakes-I took a terrible pic because the place was so dim and I didn’t want to mess with anyone’s vibe. But this is what I had:
The cake was lovely, but I was more enchanted by the fabric on the table:
Just something about it is so pretty to me. I dunno what it is…
Overall I had a great day with my friend and it’s been great spending time with her and solidifying our friendship even more. Great start to 2013!
Even though I shouldn’t be drinking anymore, I’m going to eat Pho after a drink-up and see if it has a sobering effect lol!