It would appear that the people behind Vietnamese restaurant Banh Bao Brothers had some hearty, flavoursome meals as kids… and certainly didn’t hide their food in plants, under carpets or in other crevices for that matter.
The new Vietnamese restaurant, Banh Bao Brothers, set to open this month, sees co-owner Chris Evernden’s belief that “the history of food is written by grandmas” re-created through flavours his business partner Raymond Ly’s grandma used.
In other words, whilst our grandmas were handing out the rich tea’s and penguin biscuits, Chris and Raymond were recipients of flavours so good that they could create dishes like the Banh Boa – a steamed dish made with minced pork, Chinese sausage and a quails egg.
The ideal pit-stop post or pre-train journey long or short, Banh Bao Brothers restaurant will be the first to open in the Leake Street Arches, which lead into the Banksy-blessed Graffiti Tunnel under Waterloo, with lunch and dinner offerings of noodles, banh boas and Vietnamese inspired cocktails.
What’s more – you’ll be able to play a roll-a-dice game, with rewards of meal discounts and, if luck follows you around like a horse does a sugar cube, free food and drink might be on the cards.
Banh Bao Brothers: Opens 16th June 2018, Unit 6, 20 Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN, www.banhbaobrothers.co.uk