Driven by long-established stalwarts such as Roti King (and it’s signature roti canai
), Pho and Romulo Cafe in London, Southeast Asian food has been on the rise in the UK for something close to a decade.
And It's really gathered momentum in the last few years, with high-profile eateries such as Kiln, Laksamania, and the newly-opened Plaza Khao Gaeng and sister restaurant Speedboat Bar
further establishing the likes of Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Singaporean as popular cuisine choices for UK restaurant diners.
According to the NRA, the same is happening in the US, with Southeast Asian – specifically Vietnamese, Singaporean and Fillipino – taking tenth spot on its top 2023 food trends list.