Chef Bobby Chinn is shaking things up at his new restaurant, House of Ho, in London’s SOHO. He’s bringing the bright flavors of Vietnamese street food inside and giving them a twist by adding unexpected ingredients like truffle oil to his ceviche and caramel sauce to his monkfish. Chinn roams through his sexy new space, greeting diners and serving drinks alongside his knowledgeable staff, a practice not often done in these parts.
Divided into three main sections: Light & Raw, Hot & Grilled, and Ho’s Dishes, the menu offers small plates for sharing of which the melt-in-your-mouth shaking beef and aforementioned seafood ceviche are highlights. Oh, and don’t pass up on the cocktails! A few Horney Devils, chock full of chilli, lemongrass, and coconut flavors, and you’ll be transported to those streets of Vietnam.
Sally Hurst is a chef and food writer based in London. You can follow her on Twitter at @chefsallyjane.