By Peng Hui Lee, Eastender in more ways than one (east end of London, east end of the planet)
This small Vietnamese restaurant serves noodles, rice dishes, and banh mi (Vietnamese baguettes) for between £5 and £6.80 a portion. There are excellent vegetarian options too. I’m not a vegetarian, but I had their spiced aubergine vermicelli, which was very good.
Portions are sensible, but if you’re feeling hungry you can bump up your intake with side dishes like spring rolls and chicken wings.
In addition to the usual beverages, they also serve fresh coconuts and Vietnamese lime juice, as well as Vietnamese coffee (hot or cold).
Service is friendly and prompt, and I like the fact that they don’t use disposable chopsticks.
Eat Saigon – 6A Toynbee Street, London E1 7NE – 0207 018 2414
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