What's so special about the 3 of these restaurants I hear you say? Well Burmese food, Laotian food and authentic street food from Thailand are rare gems even in a diverse city like London. And what's better than being able to taste real local food on your doorstep.
First up, let me tell you about Lao Cafe.
It's co-founded by Saiphin Moore who is a Thai-Lao chef obsessed with sharing family recipes and a communal dining style. All the food is made for sharing, so there is no starters and mains, just lots of plates to share and pass around the table. This is my favourite way of eating as I'm always too impatient to eat course by course.
The decor is beautifully rustic with lot of seating space for a small restaurant.
The fermented ones were slightly tangy from the fermentation process and it was meaty and salty. It tasted great with some papaya salad wrapped in a lettuce leaf. The herbal sausages are super fragrant from being packed full of lemongrass and herbs.
My first taste of Lao food was a great experience, and this post is a combination of 2 visits within the same week!
Will you be having a taste of real Laotian food at Lao Cafe anytime soon?
*This post is partially sponsored. All opinions are my own and unbiased.