Last Thursday my lovely friend, Jen, visited for some much needed retail therapy. We took a break from boosting the economy and had some lunch at the Indochinese restaurant, Banana Tree in Soho. There were quite a few diners over lunch (a lot of them with Tastecards!) and I can imagine that the restaurant would be buzzing in the evening before a night out.
For starters we had Street Style Crispy Dough, this was fried, chewy dough with a satay dipping sauce. The satay sauce was lovely, Jen has challenged me to recreate it at home, its worth going back just for the sauce!
We also had Vietnamese Monks Springrolls, the lettuce and the light sauce made the starter very light and refreshing, both really nice vegetarian choices.
For main, I had Kway Teow Mee with mock duck, it was very similar to chow mein, but much lighter, crunchier and refreshing, the nicest chow mein I've had!
Overall, a really nice lunch, I'd definitely go back for another lunch date next time I fancy Pan Asian, especially for that satay sauce! There were also a lot of vegetarian options, almost every dish has a tofu or mock duck option.