I can’t believe it has taken me this long to review this place!  It is easily my favourite spot in Edinburgh and S and I keep going back, even against my usual opinion that you should always be trying out new restaurants.

I’m not sure where to begin; food is usually a good place.  Wow.  Amazingly comforting, fragrant, sizeable portions.  The food is so fantastically fresh that you just need a few key herbs and spices and you have a perfect dish.  Unfortunately the menu doesn’t change, so I’ve already eaten everything at least twice – but luckily no dish disappoints.  A typical trip will read a bit like this:

  • Vietnamese fresh shrimp spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce
  • Bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup
  • Braised catfish with ginger and mushroom
  • Braised pork in caramel sauce
  • A big bowl of steaming, sticky white rice
  • Plenty of coriander and chilli liberally sprinkled throughout!

The BYOB policy is definitely a big bonus, and with seriously reasonable food prices you’re looking at a great deal.

This place is TINY, only about 5 tables, so pre-booking is essential (and tricky).  The owner also doubles up as the only waitress but she is exceptionally capable, chatty and helpful.  I can’t recommend this place highly enough – but if you’re planning a visit, please don’t take the last table!

http://www.vietnamhousescotland.com/

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Putting the things around me in order. Sensory overload! So much to see and do in this beautiful city, Edinburgh, this blog helps to document and share what makes me tick.

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  1. […] been a while, but this is an old time favourite. This teeny, weeny restaurant only seats around 20 people but this ensures you get the full […]

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