If you want to enjoy freshly prepared Vietnamese food at a reasonable price, then head for Tiger Restaurant in Streatham.

Its Vietnamese owner Thi Nuguyen is absolutely passionate about her native land’s cuisine and takes pride in cooking and preparing traditional Vietnamese food. Her aim is to serve tasty dishes which are also healthy.

“We offer authentic dishes which are incredibly fresh and flavourful and pay careful attention to detail.”

Although Vietnamese food is a speciality, Thi also offers some Chinese and Thai dishes. The restaurant has been opened a year and has covers for 60.

Particularly popular is the starter of squid with salt and chilli, £5, main course pho bo, £6 – tenderloin beef with basil, spring onions and beansprouts.

There are vegetarian options too. Try the bun sa - lemongrass and sautéed tofu served with rice or vermicelli. Soft shell crabs with salt and chillies are featured as a starter, £3.50.

Another speciality is ca kho to, £7.50, slow cooked Mekong catfish. The fresh water catfish is poached in a caramelised fish sauce, simmered in a clay pot and then served with black pepper, chillies and rice.

“My aim is to show customers just how delicious Vietnamese food can be,” says Thi, and our aim is to ensure customers are made welcome and enjoy a relaxing time.”

You will also find Chinese favourites on the menu with starters of vegetarian spring rolls, sesame prawns on toast, and pan-fried dumplings.

Main courses include crispy aromatic duck and deep-fried king prawns with salt and chillies.

Little wonder then that some customers have commented: • This place is Streatham's best kept secret. As an earlier reviewer said, it doesn't look like anything extraordinary, but the food is excellent.

• I have been to many trendy Vietnamese/Chinese restaurants around London and beyond, which are not as good and certainly do not offer good value compared to this restaurant.

• The Pho and Summer Rolls are my usual staples here, which are consistently good. Do try the Ca Kho To which is a rich saucy catfish cooked in a clay pot. Heaven!

• The people who work here are lovely and down to earth, and always offer you a courteous service with a smile.

Tiger Restaurant 133 Streatham High Road Streatham SW16 1HJ Tel: 020 8677 5888