Sunday 7 July 2019

Jeow Jeow's Southeast Asian Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Jeow Jeow, is a 'Mostly Mekong' pop-up at the Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho created by chef Tania Steytler & husband, the food writer Bill Knott.  Inspired by their love of travelling around Southeast Asia, particularly Laos & Thailand, the food is a mix of dishes from different countries, with some of their own creations and improvisatons blended in.  I was incredibly impressed when I visited them recently; The Sun & 13 have definitely hit on a winner to rank with previous pop-ups Darjeeling Express and Sambal Shiok! It's serving from Tuesdays to Saturdays until mid September; don't miss this one.

"Chef Tania Steytler's love of Laotian and Thai food is the driving force behind her new venture, Jeow Jeow, bringing an aromatic blast of Southeast Asian herbs and spices to Soho. Opened on 17th April, Jeow Jeow will run until mid-September in The Sun & 13 Cantons, the famous old Fuller's pub on the corner of Beak Street and Great Pulteney Street.
The 36-cover dining room features a menu loosely based on her travels in Southeast Asia with her husband, food writer Bill Knott, especially along the banks of the mighty Mekong river, which runs from China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
As well as mounds of sticky rice and jeow dipping sauces - the Lao speciality that gives the restaurant its name - diners can expect several kinds of laap (a dry, herby and spicy salad); fried chicken with charred chilli jam; home-made hot and sour sausage; some seriously spicy devilled lamb faggots with tamarind; and a Burmese-style ox cheek curry with home-fermented mustard greens.
Vegan-friendly dishes include a laap made with cauliflower, cashew nuts and watercress with parsnip crisps, and griddled aubergine with jeow mak len, made with roasted tomatoes, chilli, spring onion and mint; puddings include pineapple fritters with palm sugar caramel and pandan ice cream.
Cornish-born Tania was previously head chef at the critically-acclaimed Snaps & Rye on Golborne Road, and is now relishing the chance to cook the food she loves. 'Mostly Mekong' is how I'd describe it," she says. "It's a style of cooking in which wonderfully fragrant herbs and fresh spices take centre stage: food from the river and the jungle. I've loved all the travelling and the research that has gone into the Jeow Jeow menu: now it's time to put it all on the plate."

When - Until Mid September 2019
Tues - Sat
Open Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 3 pm and 5 to 10 pm;
Saturday 12.30 pm to 10 pm

Where - The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney St, W1F 9NG

Reservations - via


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Link 1 - Jeow Jeow on Instagram
Link 2 - The Sun & 13 Cantons

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