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Vietnamese food has arrived in Stirchley

Vietnamese food has arrived in Stirchley joining a whole list of fabulous independents & it's great for veggies and meat eaters alike

We were heading to Moseley but decided to catch a bus to Stirchley after hearing rave reviews of Eat Vietnam

A friend of ours travels a lot but after each trip declares 'Vietnam is still my favourite experience. The people are lovely and so is the food' so we decided to treat him to 'Eat Vietnam' in Stirchley. We were a little apprehensive after seeing lots of attractive pictures of pork belly on Instagram but here veg is served in abundance as well as fish and meat. Two of us opted banana blossom coconut curry picture (noodle bowls are available at lunch time only). We also ordered sides of roasted aubergine with honey miso glze and winter cabbage with roasted brussels sprouts. Our friend ordered the burnt butternut squash with a sweet soy dressing. All of this plus turmeric fried fish, temple tofu with lemongrass and a glass of beer totalled £20 per head. The food and the experience made us happy.

Stirchley is cool. It's cool because it isn't 'hip' but youthful, independent, unique and full of character. We also imagine a growing movement of food activists who are intent on bringing good food to all. One of the chefs at Canneat (wonderful brunches, delicious cake and coffee) has set-up a society for 'Women in Hospitality' to empower, support and celebrate women who are contributing to the industry . We also love the plant shop, Isherwood and our younger friends say there are lots of wonderful spaces for drinking local beer and enjoying cocktails.

Top Tips! Catch a bus early to avoid Pershore road traffic and meet friend for coffee, cake and catch-up. Book Eat-Vietnam in advance for a Friday night meal and continue conversation at the cocktail bar, Couch or the Wildcat Tap.