Brick Lane makes way for new contemporary Vietnamese restaurant.
FOLD, an exciting new Vietnamese restaurant, will be opening in Brick Lane in late October.
Although the Vietnamese food trend has already well and truly swept London – Pho has become a more or less commonplace part of Londoners food vistas – but this one has something unique about it, it’s the first to specialise in dishes based around rice paper.
The restaurant has been conceived by Rachel Filer, a former advertising executive who fell in love with Vietnamese food while living and working in South East Asia, she decided to bring the rice paper concept to London with the help of Head Chef Frederique Nguyen.
Rice paper, commonly known as crystal or glass rolls, is delicious, light, low in carbohydrates, and gluten free. After fillings have been added, it can be folded in various ways – thus the name FOLD. After folding, the rice paper parcels are steamed, grilled, or fried to complete the dish.
The menu consists of a selection of rice paper folded dishes such as Tiger Prawns with Lemongrass and Hot Mint, alongside DIY folding kits. The DIY folding kits allow diners to wrap up fillings including Asian Basa Fish with Turmeric and Galangal, and Ginger spiced Poussin inside rice paper wraps in a method resembling Chinese duck pancakes.
There will also be a range of small plates available – think squid lollipops and nuac mam chicken wings. Of course, no Vietnamese restaurant is complete without a bowl of Pho on offer, here it comes with caramelised garlic and Okra.
We love the fresh, bold flavours of Vietnamese, and FOLD sounds like a fun hands on experience!
FOLD starts with a soft opening on from Monday 26th – Friday 30th October, with 50% off food at lunch and dinner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
Fold – 204 Brick Lane E1 6SA
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