Salvation in Noodles, Dalston | Eating Out

I'm officially on a mission to find some of London's best Vietnamese restaurants. There are a handful in Shoreditch, namely Keu and On the Bab. Salvation in Noodles would most definitely be on that list.  It's an unassuming little restaurant nestled in Dalston that serves gourmet variations of hot and cold noodle dishes.
Although fairly small, the environment is laid back, so perfect for a meet-up with a friend.
There isn't a huge selection of food on the menu, but what they do offer is more than agreeable. Mains are around £9 each, and appetisers roughly £6/£7. For the excellent quality they serve, I'd say their prices are very reasonable.  
Phu Quoc Wings
The chicken wings were absolutely delicious. Its crispy texture and sweet, caramelised flavour made for some very happy taste buds. 
Xa Lamb Chops
I was a little disappointed that there were only two lamb chops, especially as it was part of the 'Social' section in the menu. My understanding of that was starters to share, so I was expecting four lamb chops rather than two. Nonetheless, it tasted amazing: barbecued with a glaze of sweet and spicy seasoning.  
I loved the selection of some locally crafted drinks: the Dalston Raw Fiyah ginger beer was a refreshing infusion of root ginger, juiced lemon and lime.
Bun Nem Nuong
I was sceptical about ordering the cold noodle salad (actually served at room temperature), because it sounded a bit boring, but oh my; thou shalt not judge a noodle dish by its menu description alone. 

Parsley, mint, carrots, crushed cashews, lettuce, cucumber, rice noodles, teamed with pork patties; all the flavours - sweet, citrus, salty - came together so well. 
Pho Ga
Egg noodles in chicken broth with shredded chicken, bean sprouts, and spring onions. Yum. This flavourful option was surprisingly filling. Although thoroughly enjoyed, some finely-chopped fried garlic on top would have helped to enhance the flavour of the chicken a little bit more. I'd definitely recommend it though.
Green tea combined with roasted brown rice - very nice!
The bare brick wall, and the copper accents with the lighting, give the decor a contemporary feel; canteen meets restaurant.
Gotta love Sriracha hot sauce!
I will definitely be going back to SIN, and soon.

What are some of your favourite Vietnamese restaurants? 

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