London is a great place to live if you love food. Whether you prefer restaurant fine-dining or local cosy cafes, you can always find somewhere new! We were recommended Vynam Vietnamese Cafe on Regents Park Road in Finchley by my family and loving the food at Pho, I was keen to try this place and see if it was as good! It’s on a quiet parade of shops in an area so it was great to see this place full of those in the know including many Oriental people.
The restaurant was simple as expected with minimalistic decor, white tablecloths, wooden tables and chairs. This had the casual look and taste of the east, and went down a treat. The only thing that was clearly missing was the weather!The menu is pretty comprehensive and we saw several Vietnamese dishes – there were lots of veg choices as well. We overheard someone on the next table recommending several Vietnamese dishes including the Bánh xèo – savoury fried pancakes made of rice flour, water, tumeric powder, stuffed with either meat or tofu, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. They are served wrapped in lettuce leaves and dipped in either a fish or soya sauce.