After a fantastic event at Spring for breakfast and meeting Lauren for the first time after so much interaction on social media, we decided we didn’t want this first encounter to end so quickly. After a coffee, a glass of wine, we decided to we should probably have some lunch. Having heard about the new Vietnamese restaurant, Viet Food that had opened recently we felt like making a trip, especially as we were in the area too. It would be too rude not to!
We were quickly seated, which was amazing as we dined at the prime lunch time period. Perfectly situated on their top floor, we settled down, getting stuck into the menu. What should we order?!
Choosing was definitely a struggle, everything sounded so delicious. Can we just have the whole menu please? In the ideal world of not getting fat, having a massive stomach and a huge bank balance that would be perfect.
However, we managed to narrow it down to four dishes. I think we did pretty well considering the major dilemma we had on our hands.
A quick few snaps before getting our stomachs ready for what was going to be the best vietnamese lunch.
Can I just say, I cannot use chopsticks. I have had so many friends try to teach me, even Lauren attempted to do so too but I just cannot get the hang of it. So of course, my chopsticks were soon replaced with a fork, how very British of me. If anyone truly wants to spend the whole day sitting down with me and teaching me and repeating it until I get the hang of it, be my guest. Apply within.
Time to get cracking with the food. Ready, set, let’s go!
First off, we ordered the prawn crackers. They were positively the most infused, flavoursome prawn crackers I have ever eaten. Literally the best, especially with the green chilli sauce they have in the bottles on the tables.
If the prawn crackers were this good, we knew we were in for a real treat with the rest of the dishes…
…and we certainly were not wrong. Next up, we ordered the Chargrilled Lemon Grass Chicken Wings. The spice themed followed suit into this dish with extravagant scents radiating from it. These wings were probably my favourite dish out of all of them, they were just utterly scrumptious.
Following the wings, the Cha la lot arrived, seasoned beef wrapped in grilled betel beef, simple yet out of this world. I have had these at another Vietnamese restaurant before and they were divine, so I thought I would introduce Lauren to them. They were just as good, if not better than I have had before.
The Beef Salsa was the last of our starters. We purposely ordered more starters, as we knew that was what we would enjoy the most, the smaller more delicate dishes. The beef salsa was just as amazing. Perfectly salted, with onions, spinach, tomato, chilli, sesame seeds and a viet dressing. A refreshing dish to accompany the other mores spicy dishes.
Everything went down so well… Literally everything.
To finish off the meal, we ordered a Bun Thit Bo Nong.
A famous Vietnamese dish, that is cold vermicelli rice noodles, topped with grilled beef (or whatever meat you decide to have), fresh salad, bean sprouts, basil and mint dressed in a fish sauce. The dish was great! However, I wasn’t a fan of the cold rice noodles, would have preferred them hot but again they are traditionally served cold so that was an opinion based on my personal preference.
Overall, the service and meal was fantastic from start to finish. Lauren and I were both so glad we decided to pick Viet Food for lunch. You can be sure to know that we will both be returning to Viet Food very soon for more amazing food.
Have you been to Viet Food yet?
Until next time…