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.
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.