A few weeks ago I caught up with some friends who were visiting me from Sweden. I decided to take them to the area I grew up in, Hackney and so we had a few drinks in Translate Bar, which as one of the best Happy Hours in London (4pm-9pm) and moved on to find a Vietnamese restaurant along Kingsland Road.
Kingsland Road is awash with Vietnamese restaurants and to be honest the majority of them are actually really good. One of my favourites has always been the one we finally selected, Anh Dao, with it’s unique interior design and authentic menu.
I went for Vietnamese langoustine with special Anh Dao sauce, which is a hoisin-based sauce that has a sweet and spicy flavour. It was absolutely delicious! The flavour was rich without being too over-powering and the langoustine was perfectly cooked. The meal was served with a healthy portion of rice and great service.
For less than £10 you get a great meal in a prime location. If you haven’t ventured to Shoreditch for its array of Vietnamese restaurants then I highly recommend that you do, and make sure you check out Anh Dao along the way!
- Date Nights
- Catching up with friends
- Special occasions