The Little Viet Kitchen (Angel): where food is pretty as a picture

Talking to The Little Viet Kitchen’s owner, Thuy Pham-Kelly, has rather been moving. “You’re sitting on our honeymoon!” she said enthusiastically. As my little butt felt guilty by the second, she explained how she and husband Dave worked blood, sweat, tears – and holidays – to make their dreams come…

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VietFood (Chinatown): where modern Viet street food could’ve pushed a bit more

I’ve heard a lot about Viet Food in Chinatown from fellow food bloggers so I thought I’d try it out with my friend B. The only seats available were at the counter by the windows facing the road. We were cool with that because the restaurant goal was “bringing modern Vietnamese…

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Mien Tay: where a bowl of noodles gave me a moment

In a previous half-life before this blog, my former housemates and I would frequent Mien Tay on Lavender Hill. This cheap and cheery hole-in-the-wall was quite a trek from where we lived but our intense craving for good Vietnamese would will us to go. When they had a BYOB policy (which ceased around…

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Com Viet Revisited: where the CHACK BUS came around

There’s something about the subtlety of Vietnamese cuisine that makes it stand out. The marriage of fresh herbs/aromatics and fresh produce is a strong one especially when you have really good ingredients and really good people who know how to play them for. I also like Vietnamese because whenever I eat it,…

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The Filo Supper Club: Com Viet & Carluccio’s

A few days after I met up with Ate T, our Filo supper club decided to have dinner at Com Viet again. We were booked a table downstairs, which was a completely different atmosphere from the upstairs 12-seater area. Side A: The married couples            …

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