For some reason, the name of this restaurant makes us want to sing a certain Phil Collins song, but the main reason we are telling you about it is because it’s a great new addition to Beijing’s dining scene.
Don’t get us wrong, we love Chinese food. Otherwise we wouldn’t be here. But sometimes it’s nice to eat something a little lighter, and Susu -a new Vietnamese restaurant- delivers just that.
Nestled deep in a hutong north east of the National Art Museum of China, this stylish little courtyard playing 20s jazz sets just the right tone for a tête à tête over lunch or a relaxed dinner away from the crowds.
What’s more, given the lack of reputable Vietnamese restaurants in Beijing, aficionados will be pleased to hear that the owners have employed two experienced Vietnamese chefs to create and execute the menu.
The result is a great selection of classic, well-prepared and tasty dishes including pho noodles, fresh nem rolls, and even chewy banh mi sandwiches perfect for a quick lunchtime snack. Our favourites include the vibrant Three Colour Salad with its crunchy lotus root and surprisingly delicious pig’s ear shavings, and the supremely tasty barbecued fish spring rolls.
Altogether now:” Su-su-ssudio….”