SALVATION IN NOODLES

DALSTON, LONDON

SALVATION IN NOODLES

Date: SPRING 2014

Location: DALSTON, LONDON

Photography: ALANA LANG

Service: FULL DESIGN SERVICE

The restaurant occupies a small site in somewhere that isn’t quite any of Dalston, De Beauvoir, Canonbury or Newington Green. (Non north Londoners, this is the fuzzy bit between Islington and Hackney). It’s an odd place to find salvation. But I guess such an event never materialises where or when you expect.

SIN is cute enough, though, what with its mix of modern lighting, graphics on some walls, plain white and exposed bricks elsewhere, solid but casual fittings, young and energetic staff. The menu is promising too, in that it is short and sweet. There were few starters that we were prompted to share (summer rolls are decent, but not remarkable), then maybe six or seven noodle soups split into pho (flat rice noodles) and bun (vermicelli). This is heaven in comparison to the lengthy menus in most traditional Vietnamese cafés.

Review By: Ed Smith – Rocket & Smach 2014