I decided to go crazy & order something I hadn't tried before, I usually order a big bowl of Pho but this time I went for the Pho Xao Chay, wok fried rice noodles with tofu, mushrooms & vegetables.
This came topped with peanuts & with sides of beansprouts & a soy and ginger sauce. I really enjoyed it & it somehow seemed lighter than the Pho soup I usually order. I'll definitely be getting this again.
That weekend I also ate at Mildreds, for those of you that haven't heard of it Mildreds is a vegetarian restaurant situated in Soho, central London. They've been around since the late 80's & they're always busy. They don't take reservations so it's best to get there earlyish to get your name on the list for a table. If you do have a bit of a wait they'll happily start you a tab at the bar & there are plenty of nearby pubs. I'd visited Mildreds before but ended up ordering something that, whilst it came highly recommended, wasn't really to my taste. I was really excited to go back there & this time the food was great.
I ordered the burger of the day which was courgette & carrot.
The burger comes topped with relish, rocket & tomato and with a side of basil mayo & fries. I paid the £2.30 extra for sweet potato fries instead of regular potato because that's how I roll sometimes! I was really glad I did too because they were SO good. This whole plate of food was exceptional, from the lightly toasted bun & the succulent burger, to the amazing basil mayo which was just basiley enough & not completely overpowering.
I can't wait to head back to Mildreds to try their next burger of the day.