May 23, 2012 by doscojones
Banana Tree according to urbanspoon is the most popular restaurant in London. The cuisine is a mix of Thai, Malay and a little Vietnamese thrown in.
The Vietnamese spring rolls were good, with glass noodles and vegetables. I prefer the wrappers used on Vietnamese spring rolls to the ones you typically get in Chinese places, they are much less oily and have a better texture.
The Crispy Chicken with Mango and Sweet Lime Sauce was juicy and well cooked, a better version of the Lemon chicken that you’ll get at your local takeaway Chinese. I even liked the pickles. For many I’m sure the sauce is too strong and too sweet, but I enjoyed it.
My only complaint was the rice was a little wrong, maybe undercooked as there was way too much bite to it.
Banana Tree does not deserve to be the number one London restaurant on Urbanspoon but it’s ok for a quick lunch.