Vietnamese Food at Stratford City, London
It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted photos of delicious food for you to feast your eyes upon. This is an unacceptable truth that I intend on fixing this very moment.
The Westfield shopping centre in Stratford boasts a large world food hall among its more traditional restaurants. Stands selling Chinese street food rub shoulders with outlets selling massive chilli beef burritos. It’s quite easy to work up a hunger simply walking from stand to stand perusing the menus.
On a recent visit, we dropped in on Pho, an outlet specialising in Vietnamese street food with branches all over London. We ordered two dishes to share between us; the first was Cari, a Vietnamese curry of chicken, vegetables and mushrooms, topped with nuts and a sweet & very addictive curry sauce, served with fragrant broken rice. The second dish was Goi Bap Chuoi, a fragrant banana blossom salad. The dish mainly consisted of room temperatures noodles, some crunchy, some soft accompanied by tender beef, peanuts and star-fruit. The dish was zingy & fresh and the different textures made consuming it a very enjoyable experience. To wash both dishes down, we had a home-made ice tea which was an unusual but refreshing mix of orange and mint.
We really relished our chance to sample Vietnamese cuisine and we’re sure we’ll be heading back to one of Pho’s multiple locations soon. You can check out the rest of Pho’s menu and plenty more on their website.