Cay Tre – 301 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA

Cay Tre

From worldfoodieguide.com

Cua farci – vietnamese stuffed swimming crab
The crab was great, the noodles, crab and mushroom are sealed in the shell with egg. The contents in the shell were quite dense and dry but mixed well with the crab and sauce on the plate.

Chả cá lã vọng –  la vong grilled fish
Monkfish with lots of dill, the preparation is finished at your table by a waiter, it looked like a hell of a lot of dill when the waiter began frying the dish but turned out to be a nice fragrant dish, not special enough to be called a signature dish but theatrical.

Các món rang muối – chilied, salted & peppered squid
Nice and light, not chewy but it could have done with a little lime or light dipping sauce to accompany it.

Bò tái chanh – indochine beef
Thins beef strips, lots of onions and herbs cevicehed in lime juice, really fresh and flavoursome.

Bò lúc lắc – cognac “luc lac” shaking beef fillet mignon
Very tender, nicely seasoned, great beef.

The restaurant is small and very loud, particularly downstairs where you have to scream to be heard. I prefer Viet Grill as it’s the same menu and much more pleasant atmosphere. They also include a 12.5% discretionary service charge automatically on your bill. I hate that!

Un Cojón!

http://www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/caytre/

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