on December 6, 2012
I started having Polish lessons in the vicinity of Metro Wilanowska in the south of Warsaw a couple of months ago. Occasionally I would be let off work a little earlier than expected leaving me with time to kill and a rumbling stomach. Located by a supermarket and ropey looking pub that offers sheesha, this Vietnamese has a real look of a greasy spoon.With grubby windows and a lack of decor, it looks like an old doctor's clinic and it's probably best not to lok in the kitchen. Still, as a traveller who has spent time in some of the least salubrious restaurants in Cairo, it did not put me off.After looking up at the meal deals on offer and browsing the paper menu, I chose the spring rolls - 3 for 5zl was a total bargain. They were served with a huge helping of cabbage and I decided it would fill me up but probably nto take up as much time as trying to wolf down the sizeable rice and veg or chicken dishes.The restuarant did have a bit of an odd boiled smell to it and as I sat down to do my homework, I got the feeling I was in a soup kitchen but this remains popular with not only nearby manual labourers but also the business types working in close proximity.On a small table in the corner, there is a small range of sauces which you can help yourself to. These look highly artificial but I decided to give the orange and supposedly spicy looking one a spin. it was rather mild but nicely complimented the simple yet satisfying spring rolls.Bar Kim Son does not stock alcohol and probably don't have a license to serve it, they have a fridge of soft refreshments such as ice tea, coca-cola and juice. In the summer months, they have a handful of seats outside which could help you avoid the less than impressive interior decor.Bar Kim Son is not a place to take your wife on her birthday, it's industrious and effective but also seems to be more of a day place as it's usually closed by 7pm.
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