Love Vietnamese food, but can’t quite afford to travel out East? Lucky for you, The Little Viet Kitchen has opened doors in Islington, giving Londoners a haute new option for Asian dining…
A shabby chic heaven in the heart of Chapel Market, LVK immediately draws the eye. Its vibrant green door and the warm glow of vintage chandeliers beckon you into a cosy dining room, decked out with brushed wood tables, fresh flowers, and dishes from the totally organic Vietnamese menu.
Setting out to redefine Vietnamese cuisine in the UK, Executive Chef, Thuy Kelly combines the best of traditional techniques with London foodie chic, and her own creative flair. Born in Vietnam Thuy moved to the UK when she was just seven years old, maintaining a strong connection to Vietnamese culture through a love of cooking, eating, and sharing its cuisine.
She developed her craft by immersing herself in the traditions and recipes of Vietnam passed down to her by her Mother. The time spent in her home kitchen allowed Thuy to develop a strong instinct, knowledge of traditional techniques and unique creativity. Something she believes surpassed any cooking school.
We’re inclined to agree.
There’s a lot on this menu that you won’t want to miss, but as choices must be made, we opted for fresh rice paper rolls- packed with vibrant herbs and crisp flavours, the crispy pancake (or Bahn Xeo), and an absolutely divine banana, coconut, and pistachio ice cream cake. Cocktails combine classic palettes with a Vietnamese twist- I tried the Coconut Margarita, but if you’re already sweet enough, maybe try Roast Peanut Old Fashioned
Once a month, The Little Viet Kitchen holds a seasonal, four course, supper club. With past menus including a Vietnamese lobster supper, we will definitely be signing up for the next one!
Address: 2 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ
Phone: 020 7837 9779
Hours: Tuesday/ Wednesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
Thursday / Friday / Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm / 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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