Sunday, 22 December 2013

HOUSE OF HO, 57-59 OLD COMPTON STREET

A bit of a late post - been busy with the parents who have arrived from Malaysia!
I made an early dinner booking last Wednesday at the recently opened House of Ho - a modern Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Soho, from New Zealand-born chef and TV personality Bobby Chinn.

We ordered a selection of small dishes to share, as well as some bowls of rice - because I know how much dad loves his rice...

 

| Lemongrass Monkfish with a Fish Caramel Sauce |

 Delicate pieces of meaty white fish enhanced by the lovely sweetness of the sauce.


| Apple-Smoked Pork Belly, Braised Cabbage, Egg |

Pork belly is one of my favourite must-have dishes - the meat was juicy and tender. 
I only wished that the portion size was larger...

 

| Smokey Aubergine, Warm Scallion Vinaigrette |

  
  
| Salmon Tartare with Asian Vinaigrette and Light Soy |

Another one of my favourite dishes - TARTARE.
Nicely marinated and overall a tasty dish.


| Grilled Chicken Wings,  Chilli and Oyster Sauce Glaze |

The wings were really succulent, with a tiny hint of spiciness.

 

| Sweet & Sour Vietnamese Bouillabaisse, Tamarind, Pineapple |

A light and warming seafood stew. There was also okra and starfruit in it - some of my favourite foods that I seldom find in restaurants.


| Stuffed Tofu with Mushroom, Herbs and Spices | 

 

| Duck 'a la Banana' Blossom Salad |

A colourful and appetizing salad - my favourite dish of the evening.

 

Unfortunately we didn't have time to order dessert as we had to rush off to the theatre to watch Les Miserables!
Although from other people's photos, the chocolate fondant seems to be a favourite - something for my to-eat list on my next visit! 

Mum was struggling to put on her coat on the way out, and Chef Bobby Chinn kindly assisted her...

House of Ho is currently in soft opening with 50% off; officially open and offering a full price menu from 6th January 2014.

Definitely worth a visit.

The Cheekster, signing off x


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