Lahpet

58 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6JW

Opening Times

Monday – Tuesday: 11.30AM – 6PM
Wednesday – Friday: 11.30AM – 7.30PM
Saturday: 11.30AM – 6PM
Sunday: 11.30AM – 5PM

‘Let’s go for a Burmese’ isn’t something you hear often, but this newcomer could change that. Lahpet – Burmese for ‘pickled tea’ – is an appealing dining room with a long, bronze-topped bar. The kitchen imports indigenous ingredients: the coffee is from Myanmar’s Chin state and the menu runs from red kidney bean and ginger fritters to spicy king prawn curry. The star is lahpet, a fermented tea leaf salad which puckers your tongue as your teeth crunch on peanuts and fried broad beans.

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