So after coming back from Tokyo, I’ve been trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been going to the gym more during the week, and eating lean during the week days. Obviously, a cheat day during the weekend is desperately required. I deserve a pat on the back. Restraint is not something that I am known for.
Vietnamese cuisine is known to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Tasty & healthy? Yes please!
Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake filled with chicken, prawns & beansprouts
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Banh Cuon – Steamed rice rolls filled with pork, mushrooms served with fried shallots
Bun ho hue – Spicy beef with Old Imperial Hue beef broth with lemongrass and shrimp pasteCombo Pho – Fatty flank, steak, brisket, tripe, beef balls in homemade beef brothLe Hanoi recently opened a few months ago in Chinatown, so I was curious to see if this new eatery had the power to lure me away from Pho Mile in East London.
I’ve been suffering from a sore throat and desperately desired the warming comforts of slurping that delicious pho soup.
I went for the Bun ho hue – Spicy beef with Old Imperial Hue beef broth with lemongrass and shrimp paste. This was a healing experience, the soup was just the right balance of spice and gentle hum of the lemongrass & shrimp paste amplified the richness of the beef pho. They used thinner and more circular strands of rice noodles, instead of the flat noodles I’m used to having in pho. Much to my appreciation. This was exactly what I needed.
Mike went for the Combo Pho – Fatty flank, steak, brisket, tripe, beef balls in homemade beef broth. Mine was better 😛
For the side we went for Banh Cuon – Steamed rice rolls filled with pork, mushrooms served with fried shallots, & Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake filled with chicken, prawns & beansprouts.
I was really impressed with the Banh Cuon as they reminded me of how my mum makes them. Super thin steamed rice rolls with a generous offering of pork & mushrooms what are well seasoned.
Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake filled with chicken, prawns & beansprouts. This was exactly how I liked to have my Banh Xeo – the pancake was crispy and was sweet and salty. My favourite flavour combination. A real winner.
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