I am addicted to vietnamese food - have tried most around old street and beyond.
Can anyone recommend any that are off the beaten track and some dishes to try?
Have you tried Green Papaya on Mare St? Its not quite as 'cheap and cheerful' as its counterparts on Kingsland Road, but the staff are friendly and helpful about the various dishes. Unusually, it has a daily specials board, and there is a lamb dish on the menu (I think with lemongrass and coconut milk) that is so delicious - the lamb is really tender and tasty. There is also a smoked tofu dish worth trying - not seen at many of the other places.