Colourful, fresh and naturally healthy, Vietnamese cuisine is food for the modern age. Here are our top picks for Vietnamese food that you can get delivered right to your front door.
A little corner of Vietnam nestled in Central London, Cay Tre is Soho's answer to the Vietnamese culinary boom. Their classic pho takes up to 18 hours to make (don't worry, you won't have to wait that long) while their handmade noodles are actually flown in from Hanoi, giving you an authentic Vietnamese experience like no other in the capital. You'll find everything from crab rolls to claypot campfire steak – there's so much choice, sometimes even we don't know where to start. Order the whole menu? Don't tempt us.
At kêu!, the humble sandwich gets taken to a whole new level. Try the classic bánh mì (an airy type of baguette chock-full of lip-smacking Vietnamese goodness) or just go for the rice box, a delicious option that's just as healthy as it is flavourful. This is Saigon street food, London style. The menu's short and sweet, but the flavour is up there with the best of them. We're partial to the crispy pork belly sandwich, featuring tasty pork, fresh chilli and spring onions. Remember, once you start noshing down at kêu!, it's nigh on impossible to stop. Don't say we didn't warn you.
House of Hô
Rocketing Vietnamese food into the 21st century, House of Hô is a fresh and modern take on this ancient cuisine. Bold, zesty Pan-Asian flavours help to create an unforgettable culinary experience that stands with the best of them. Their Vietnamese scotch egg is a gem, while the pan-fried smoked organic duck breast comes about as close to perfection as it's possible to get in the kitchen. There's nothing subtle about House of Hô, but when you make food as good as this, what's the point in subtlety?
Bringing the best of South-West Vietnam to London, this family-run restaurant pours generations of knowledge, care and skill into its food. They've stuck to their roots, and it's helped to make them one of the most in-demand Vietnamese restaurants around. Mien Tay focuses on creating dishes that represent the typical characteristics of Vietnamese food. There's bags of choice – duck salad, chargrilled goat and steamed seabass are just a few of the tastiest options, while the taro ball with coconut milk is an indulgently oozy way to end a meal. This is Vietnamese cooking as it was 50 years ago, even 100 years ago, and it's all the better for it.
Sometimes, you just have to sit back and admire the artistry. Viet Eat is a true testament to the culinary culture of Vietnamese street food. Everything on the menu is hand-crafted, carefully sourced and painstakingly prepared. Start out with the spring crispy pork and crab roll, graduate to the Vietnamese beef curry, and finish with the Mochi mango ice cream, a refreshing pop of flavour that sees the whole thing off in style.
Classical favourites, tastefully done: Hanoi Pho is doing some of the best traditional Vietnamese cooking in the capital. Their rare beef pho is deliriously tasty, while their authentic Vietnamese iced coffee goes down a treat with just about anything. Guilt-free and brimming with flavour, this is food to make your heart (and your taste buds) happy.
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