It’s amazing how sometimes the best places are hidden right under your nose. In my first year in this city, I must have walked past this place a hundred times, as it was on my main route into the centre. I always pondered about it; I remember the general design and lovely wood panel décor grabbing my attention. I have no clue why I didn’t go in for months. I’m just really glad I finally did one day, the results were fantastic.
Over the last few years LaVietnamita has really extended their menu here, now offering a wide variety of dishes, tapas à la Vietnam, and quite interesting drinks to boot. But what I really love are the weekly dishes. Each week you can check the blackboard to see which type of bun and which type of curry is on offer for the week, and the beauty of this is that I always find myself ordering something slightly different here rather than repeating my old favourites like I often do in other restaurants.
I think I’d feel guilty for going there and ‘eating out’ so frequently instead of cooking at home myself, if it weren’t for how healthy it is – you can really really taste it. It’s also worth noting that ordering to take away is cheaper… but the inside is so cool that it’s a difficult call!