A stylish interior hangs together, all neon signs, coffee grinders, bare wood, breezeblocks and intriguing art. Try salt and pepper squid, spicily dressed edamame beans (jokingly christened “eddie mummy” beans); velvety chicken dumplings with fragrant notes of coriander; deeply savoury chicken liver “popcorn”, and a delicious wasabi prawn tempura, piled with cod roe. Even better it’s BYO and there’s an offie noext door.
Dishes from £4+, 93 Kentish Town Road
As we’ve said before, everyone has a bit of history with Bintang, the pan-Asian slung right down there on the lower Kentish Town Road. And as we also remarked a year back, the initial refurb and food offering didn’t seem that impressive. We liked the way it had always been, what with the tiki hut and zero pretensions.
A casual visit last Thursday has changed all that. Whatever doubts once nurtured have vanished: the stylish interior is now more lived in and, well, just hangs together better: neon signs, coffee grinders, bare wood, breeze blocks, intriguing art. Suitably flickery candle-light for these cold nights too. Continue reading