We loved the food we had in Burma when we travelled there in December 2016 but on returning home we found there weren’t too many options for sampling Burmese cuisine back in London. We were pretty happy to read about Lahpet then, a proper Burmese restaurant which is now open in London Fields, just opposite Climpsons Arch. There’s a range of authentic Burmese dishes on the menu but given a bit of a modern London spin and using local produce where possible.
We got stuck in to the eponymous Laphpet straight away, a tea leaf and tomato salad that you’ll find all across Burma, and done excellently here. We also had a selection of fritters – kidney bean and ginger; shrimp and watercress; sweetcorn; and Shan tofu.[URIS id=92750]
From the mains went straight for the Mohinga, another famous Burmese dish consisting of noodles and fish soup that’s usually eaten for breakfast. Here it was done with catfish, a fish cake and one of the sweetcorn fritters to give some added texture. We also had a spicy pork and mustard green curry which was perhaps our favourite of the night.
If you’ve never had Burmese cuisine before or you’re looking to relive those holiday memories, Lahpet is well worth checking out.
5 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB