Tay Do Cafe
65 Kingsland Road
Tel: 020 7729 7223
Date of Last Visit: 18 October 2008
The Victims: All, Darsh
The Damage: £15 each for a sh*tload of food. Really.
The Background: Al, Darsh, Feathers, Julie and I were hanging out at The East Room, drinking white wine. Feathers ditched us for dinner at the Greenwich branch of The Rivington. Julie just ditched us. So we contemplated dinner. Kingsland Road it was.
Our criteria was simple: BYOB. So after picking up a bottle of Spanish white at a dodgy off-license, we headed into the very packed, joyfully so, Tay Do Cafe.
The Food: I get some tips from a couple sitting at a table behind us. We order summer rolls, beef wrapped in betel leaf, soft shell crab, Vietnamese pancake, a chicken dish, and a beef dish. (I know, I know, I'm sorry. You'd think I could be more specific after all these years.) Love the betel leaf. Love the chicken dish. Love the Vietnamese pancake (after reminding them to bring it to us a few times). Not so crazy about the beef or the soft shell crab.
The Bill: CRAZY about the bill. We ate and ate and ate and only paid this much…(sorry, slightly blury)…
The Verdict: The price is right. I'd go back here with a big group. Or with visiting Americans with exchange rate shock. (But hey, at $1.73 to the pound, things aren't looking as bad as they have been.)
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