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On a cold Friday night in London, what’s better than visiting a restaurant that makes all the memories of that exciting, tropical holiday in South East Asia come flooding back? Tuk Cho’s menu is vast; with street food, noodles, curries and stir fry’s hailing from Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Japan and Vietnam.

Myself and Thailand-loving guest opted for two street food dishes to start, while we discussed the menu and re-lived the merits of a good midnight Pad Thai, served from a shack on the side of the road. Both the Vietnamese Muc Chien (not the French for dog…we hoped) and Malaysian Udang Assam were great choices to whet the appetite.

For mains, we had a Malaysian Mee Gorenge, with surprisingly Indian tasting spices, and Nyonya, which was deliciously fragrant, accompanied by a perfect mound of sticky rice.

After a Thai Banh Chuoi Nuong (a sweet, sticky banana, coconut and caramel cake) and three almost-savoury ice creams flavoured with basil leaf, ginger and star anise, we were suitably full and enjoying the laid back atmosphere and urban, market-style restaurant interior.

It may have not been as busy as it should be for a Friday night, but my Ealing-bred friend assured me it was a welcome new addition to the Broadway.

 

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