In my continuing adventures around Fetter Lane looking for places for lunch, I decided this time to try out the Nusa Kitchen at Adam’s Court. It certainly has a striking shopfront.
They have an extensive menu across soups, salads and rice boxes. I went with the large Vietnamese Chicken, fragrant flame grilled chicken served with coconut rice and salad for £7.95.
The service was quick and efficient and though it wasn’t too busy when I went, I can imagine it moving faster when there is a queue.
My initial reaction on opening the box was one of disappointment, I was expecting grilled chicken, it wasn’t grilled, well it might have been but there was no grilled look or flavour. The sauce was scattered across the chicken, however it lacked flavour. I couldn’t detect the coconut in the coconut rice, but it was otherwise cooked well, nice and separate and not sticky. The salad was fresh and interesting. Even with the disappointment of what it looked like, alas the eating experience didn’t change my perspective, and it was a disappointing meal overall. I don’t think I will return.