Northenden is not an area you’d expect to find delicious food. Personally, I didn’t think much of this grey suburb en route to the airport, until a friend introduced me to Mi and Pho. This wonderfully authentic Vietnamese restaurant is definitely enough to put Northenden on the map.
I went for the first time on a warm June Friday evening, and it was full to the brim of chattering groups. We were welcomed by a charming waiter who showed us to the table and talked us through the menu, which offers a range of Vietnamese dishes from warming Pho (noodle soup) to flavoursome Bun Sai Gon (noodle stir fry). Most dishes came with the option of the type of meat, seafood or tofu.
It was all delicious, but the highlights were the Summer Rolls to start, served with a rich peanut sauce, and the tasty seafood coconut sizzler, which was the special of the day. What’s more, it’s BYOB, with £ 1 corkage per head, making for a very affordable meal.