Salvation In Noodles, Finsbury Park, London
Salvation in Noodles might not have the shiniest service, but it’s a fully acceptable hipster Vietnamese option. Finsbury Park doesn’t have the most numerous eating options, so it’s a fair choice for when you need it. For me, Salvation in Noodles (also self-referential as SIN), is a handy backup for the likes of Dotori, and when I need something that’s slightly less shameful than Eden’s Cottage. I do love the place though.
Heroes of noodles
Open since 2015, there’s something about Salvation in Noodles that gives it a still brand new vibe. According to some reviews on the net, they used to be quite big on Instagram and got quite a following. I guess Vietnamese isn’t a hugely common cuisine here as it is back in Melbourne and it is rarely is as successful or cheap.
I did, and do have an service with Salvation in Noodles. We were overcharged at the till and when I messaged them on Facebook to sort this out after, they told me to email and then never responded. I mean, I could easily go through my bank for a chargeback, but that’s an hour of time I don’t have. So yeah, not that impressed by your service, SIN.
The wings are criminally good through. It’s worth coming for these. They’re tossed in fish sauce and crispy garlic so there’s that crunch with the sweetness as well as that garlic lick. As an ingredient garlic is simply never wrong, it’s an easy addition that makes so much difference to your cooking and eating pleasure.
We enjoyed our mains too. This was a mix of the pho noodle soup and mine was the bun bo ba lot. This is beef wrapped in betel leaf as per the cover image. Lovely fragrance and nice and complete. So this was all good.
There’s not much in the way of sitting room at Salvation at Noodles but we had a table at the back without any real issues. Without the service drama, I would have rated it another half a star up. So yeah ignore my grudge and give it a go when you have the time!