Vy Nam Cafe
371 Regents Park Road
London N3 1DE
A taste of Vietnam
Recently we took a colleague to the Vy Nam Cafe in Ballards Lane for lunch – my husband was attracted to the 20% discount on the menu for lunchtime meals.
Our colleague, who was Asian, thought their food extremely good and we all thought their glass topped tables, with plastic plants between the glass and the base of the table top, looked very attractive and something I’d never seen before.
We arrived there about 12.30 and by 1.00 the restaurant was virtually full – most of the clientele were Vietnamese – it is always a good sign when the establishment’s own people frequent the business – and the place was abuzz with conversation producing an extremely lively atmosphere.
Our friend had lychee juice and we had wine while we waited for our meal. We certainly didn’t have to wait long – I have never seen food appear so quickly. The portions were very generous and we didn’t really need to have had both a dish of rice and one of noodles with vegetables to accompany the food. My chicken dish was mouthwatering and delicious and my husband and our friend enjoyed their king prawn dish. We also thought prices were extremely reasonable for such excellent fair.
We left feeling very happily replete and will definitely return soon – you can see their menus in the link at the top of this post.