Good Vietnamese Food @ Sen Viet London on 26Mar2016

rice paper rolls

rice paper rolls

a very enjoyable morning at maltby market, but enough of sandwiches. ^^

i thought of having vietnamese food.

son’s favourite, banh mi bay was closed for easter weekend.

we found the next most convenient, sen viet, which was within walking distance from son’s apartment. still it was quite far maybe 15mins when we walked, and after dinner it was raining quite a bit, luckily we could call uber cab, & cost us very little to get back.

sen viet

sen viet

place was quite well patronised.

google reviews

google reviews

& much as summarised in google reviews.

bun cha

bun cha

the bun cha was very good. excellent bbq flavours for the meat & prawns which was fresh & succulent.

bun cha

bun cha

we ordered a second helping. ^^

duck curry

duck curry

we tried the duck curry.

i didn’t think much of it..i thought curry was not “pang” ie flavourful & duck was soft no texture, but wife & children all liked it.

fish in claypot

fish in claypot

i liked the claypot fish dish, maybe it was mackerel. anyway i like the fish & taste of the dish.

after dinner, rain was too heavy for us to walk back. luckily we were avle to call an uber cab quite easily.

c.h.e.f andy

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Sen Viet

Address:
119 King’s Cross Rd, London WC1X 9NH, United Kingdom

London’s Best Street Food @ Maltby Market on 26mar2016

maltby market

maltby market

son brought us to maltby market on saturday 26.3.2016. ^^

i have been to several street markets already, namely –

for me, maltby market is clearly the best. 🙂

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

we started with southern fried chicken on waffle & goat cheese & fresh figs on waffle.

waffle on

waffle on

the stall is waffle on.

waffle on

waffle on

we were early at 11am, the place was still not crowded.

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

first time i tried savoury dishes on waffle, and they were very good. o guess it’s similar to duck & waffle, which son had mentioned many times but i have yet to try.

cheese & fig & waffle

cheese & fig & waffle

the combination was quite new to me.

cheese & fig & waffle

cheese & fig & waffle

goat cheese, pungent & slight salty, with fresh figs & blueberries actually went very nicely with the waffle. a favourite for me here.

chicken & waffle

chicken & waffle

the southern fried chicken was done very nicely, well marinated & tasted great! 🙂

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

chicken & waffle, cheese & waffle

the combination was new. chicken while good not so special for me.

cheese & gamon ham toast sandwich

blue cheese & ham grilled cheese sandwich

we had wanted the chorizo, but the stallholder told my son the blue cheese was the best, so he got us a blue cheese & ham grilled cheese sandwich.

cheese & gamon ham toast sandwich

blue cheese & ham grilled cheese sandwich

& it was superb! really so good, hard fight for me between this & the cheese fig waffle.

toast sandwich

grilled cheese sandwich

this supposed to be one of london’s best grilled cheese sandwich, the cheese truck.

there is another stall kappacasein at borough market (which i have not tried yet).

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

what can i say?

it’s one good eat after another…

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

sub cult’s gourmet sandwiches were just as enjoyable, and the crowd testified to that.

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

sub cult gourmet sandwiches

looked so good…

pork & seafood sandwich

pork & seafood sandwich

son & daughter bought a pork & seafood sandwich.

rather unusual combination i would have thought, except that it was very good. a lot of fresh & plump scallops & prawns, and grilled pork collar? anyhow it was very good.

hanger steak - 180g

hanger steak – 180g

wife remembered she had very good hanger steak here.

we all love hanger steaks.

steak & chips

steak & chips

we enjoyed the first steak.

steak & chips

steak & chips

and ended up getting a second serving.

hanger steak - 180g

hanger steak – 180g

hanger steak must be done rare, is tender & very flavourful. 🙂

smoked salmon

smoked salmon

hansen & lydersen seems to be a quite notable seller of smoke salmon. we didn’t really want smoke salmon though.

lemon tarts

lemon tarts

the lemon tarts were great.

lemon tarts

lemon tarts

not too sweet & just nice texture of custard. very good tart base.

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doughnuts

doughnuts

& very good doughnuts, but that really not my kind of food.

maltby market2

maltby market

greek stall

maltby market

beef sandwich stall5

maltby market

maltby market is very small by comparison with borough, so if you are going just for street eats, this a really compact place just a single street with so many good eats. borough market of course has a lot more stalls to buy fruits, jam, produce, also ice cream & good coffee.

c.h.e.f andy

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Maltby Street Market can be found at LASCCO Ropewalk, 41 Maltby Street, London, SE1 3PA

Trading hours:

Saturday 9am-4pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

The Book of Mormon Musical on 25Mar2016

directions to prince of wales theatre

google mapping directions to prince of wales theatre 

son made a reservation for 2 tickets for the book of mormon at prince of wales theatre.

wife & son already watched the musical so it was for me to watch with daughter while wife & son have their evening together.

we had to collect the tickets from the box office 1/2 hr before the show starts(7.30pm).

so we finished off our coffee at monmouth & took a 10mins walk down shaftsbury avenue to prince of wales theatre.

genting casino on the way

genting chinatown casino on the way 

i didn’t realise but seems that genting owns the largest number of casinos in the UK with 47 casinos.

at prince of wales theatre

at prince of wales theatre 

the theatre with 1,160 seating capacity looked completely filled up.

the book of mormon is a religious satire musical.

it was hilariously funny & wholly irreverent la…lol! 🙂 making fun of everything from religion to sex.

it was vulgar, offensive, laced with profanity, sacrilege! pokes fun at itself & everything else, and totally witty & engaging.

it’s a Broadway musical from the creators of “South Park” (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) and the composer of “Avenue Q” (Robert Lopez).

it was a great evening to just relax & have to good laugh. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Coffee+Truffle Chocolate on 25Mar2016

cappucin @ monmouth

cappuccino @ monmouth

monmouth was nearby & they close at 630pm, so we walked over after burger & lobster.

we had a cappuccino but this time it was not good.

coffee @ monmouth

coffee @ monmouth

flat white was a whole lot better. the milk w/o foam blended perfectly with the c0ffee, so silky smooth!

flat white @ monmouth

flat white @ monmouth

there are many places in singapore with equally good coffee or better these days though.

truffle chocolate @ monmouth

truffle chocolate @ monmouth

son bought 2 truffle chocolates. they were quite good too.

c.h.e.f andy

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Moumouth Coffee

Address:
27 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9EU, United Kingdom

Hours:

Other Days 8AM–6:30PM
Sunday Closed