Tre Viet – 22 October

Beer and prawn crackers

Beer and prawn crackers

Nay(face)palm here! I adore the work of the Vietnamese, having spent my gap year there I know the cuisine and the culture like the back of my Han(d)oi.

There are a number of Vietnamese restaurants in East London. I’ve been to many of them, predominantly the ones with a hygiene rating of over 0. I’m never sure how you’d actually achieve a 0, apart from by flinging your own faeces about the kitchen willy-nilly. Boasting a hygiene rating of 3 (or ba in Vietnamese) it’s safe to assume most of the toilet matter stays in the WC at Tre Viet.

We kicked off with a couple of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) beers and some prawn crackers. The waiter seemed to agree with my point that prawn crackers are more of a Chinese snack.

Some delicious spring rolls (nem) went down a treat. Especially when I

Sriracha and soy sauce.

Sriracha and soy sauce.

coated one in spicy Sriracha sauce. The waiter seemed suitably impressed. A main course of Bun Cha – grilled pork & noodles with herbs was really lovely. I sang the popular PussyCat Dolls song ‘Don’t cha’ to the waiter but replaced ‘Don’t cha’ with ‘Bun Cha’.

He loved it, but unfortunately not enough to take anything off the bill. This place is absolutely top-notch. If you happen to be around that HUE I’d really recommend it.

Nem - Spring rolls

Nem – Spring rolls

Bun cha

Bun cha

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