Vibrant flavours and traditions of Vietnam through an array of brunch dishes

This May, Kingsland Road restaurant Viet Grill – serving Vietnamese street food, grilled dishes, and sharing plates on Shoreditch’s ‘Pho Mile’ – is pleased to announce the launch of its Sunday Fry Up Brunch menu, available every Sunday. The menu showcases the vibrant flavours and traditions of Vietnam through an array of brunch dishes that draw inspiration from across the county’s regions.

The breakfast and brunch culture of Vietnam is widely celebrated and differs from region to region. Saigon Broken Rice is a favourite across the nation, using rice that has broken apart during the milling process to create a fluffy texture. Viet Grill’s is topped with a grilled honey pork chop, steamed omelette meatloaf, pork threads, daikon and complemented by a small pot of fish sauce, sugar, and chilli. The menu also boasts the loved Bánh Cuốn, Hanoi steamed rolls filled with minced peppered pork, wood ear mushroom and sweet onions, with an umami anchovy pork broth for dipping. Or the traditional Bún Chả, a steamed rolled rice pancake, is made of thin and curled steamed rice flour and served with a flavourful pork patty, lemongrass pork shoulder and white thin vermicelli with mixed tropical Asian herbs and fish sauce broth to cut through the succulent meat. Rounding the menu off is the Hanoi Pho, using a strictly authentic recipe, 24-hour marrow bone with juicy and tender brisket, quarter flank and broth cooked medium rare Irish beef.

Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee, highlighted on the brunch menu with the classic cà phê sữa đá, an iced coffee made with sweetened condensed milk. Alongside the Vietnamese iced coffee, Viet Grill’s brunch offering is completed with Saigon Lime Soda or Freshly pressed sugarcane juice, both of which pair perfectly with the flavours of these savoury delights. Guests can also choose from a succinct wine list with a range of whites, rose and red wines and a variety of Vietnamese-inspired cocktails such as the Em Oi Fizz with prosecco, lychee liqueur, and passion fruit or the Vijito, with white rum, lime, passion fruit, mint; and the Lychee Martini.
Founder, Hieu Bui, is excited to be bringing an authentic Vietnamese brunch offering to the capital, “Breakfast culture is a huge part of Vietnamese life so I am thrilled to be launching the new brunch menu at Viet Grill! These dishes truly transport me back to my hometown, Hanoi, and bring something unique to London’s brunch scene.”

The Sunday Fry Up Brunch menu will be available every Sunday from 11 am until 7pm, priced at £18 per person for a brunch dish and a choice of Vietnamese iced coffee, Saigon Lime Soda or sugarcane juice.


Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

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