On a late Tuesday night I was craving some food when I happened to come across something I had never seen before, a place that sold Indian burritos, Bombay Burrito. It’s a small place from first glance but it has plenty of seating space downstairs, more importantly it has taken something that is usually considered Mexican and put a very interesting spin on it.
Curious I ordered a Tandoori chicken burrito with medium spice sauce, lettuce, cheese, crispy onions and chilli sauce. As usual eating a burrito is a very messy experience but one that was familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. The burrito had a bit of crispiness and heat to it but it feels like it’s rebelling against system, trying to redefine what a burrito is.
If a burrito is just a portion of meat/meat substitute with vegetables and sauces then that opens up the barriers for so many different flavours outside of the usual Mexican ones. If you had a wrap with grilled chicken, teriyaki sauce and kimchi would that count as a burrito?
Regardless at just £4.95 for a very generously sized meal I buy levitra legal us definitely think it’s worth checking it out if only for the unusual experience of biting in to a burrito and a different form of spice and heat in the form of a curry.
Keeping with the theme of novelty food products I never knew you could create such an interesting shape with potatoes, despite having the taste and texture of crisps the tornado fries spiral up a stick create an edible sculpture of sorts. It’s not until you try to eat it though that you realise how difficult it actually is and the amount you actually get is not much more than a regular 35g packet of crisps for the price £4. Honestly i’m not even mad https://www.cialissansordonnancefr24.com/ as the whole experience and skills that must’ve gone in to making it was well worth the money in my opinion.
Whenever i’m in the brick lane/truman brewery area I always get something to eat from the variety of food stands, although I
was originally going to eat at Mother Clucker when I saw this gargantuan truck which was larger than two stands side by side I had to check out what they were selling. Although i’ve heard of sourdough bread i’ve never heard of or even considered sourdough pizza to be a thing but it is, like all food stands there isn’t much of a menu but whatever they have they do really, really well.
I decided to get a Veneziana pizza which comes topped with mozzarella, tomato, ham and mushrooms, a classic farmhouse if you will, it was made fresh in front of me in an authentic wood burning oven which is probably what justifies the size of the truck. The 9″ pizza was very light and
fluffy with a sweet tomato puree and creamy mozzarella, for £6 it was a nice lunchtime treat that I might treat myself to once in a while.
After finishing it I realised something odd not about the pizza but about the company, the people behind this pizza van don’t have a website, Twitter handle or even a company name attached them and i’m not sure if they will have one anytime soon, this just may be a limited time pop-up so if you fancy trying this I recommend you head down to the Truman Brewery before it disappears.
Another stand that caught my eye at Winter Wonderland was Square Burger, the only stand that serves burgers with square patties. While I didn’t buy one myself I did try a bit of Kyri’s burger and once you get over the whole square-ness novelty it’s not really much better than what you would get from any other burger stand, there wasn’t anything wrong with it but it by no means lives up to the BBQ House pulled pork burger we had earlier.
Having been slightly disappointed last time I tried Kurz & Lang back in March 2014 I decided to give them another try after seeing that people who went to Clerkenwell Design Week were given a 15% discount off their order. While I was tempted to get the The 11th Generation Gourmet Bratwurst which is a mix of pork, beef, bacon and herbs I instead gave my wallet and my stomach something a bit easier to handle in the form of the Krakauer, this sausage is made from pork, beef and
spices (83% pork
+ 8% beef = 91% meat), I chose to get the Krakauer in a bun as opposed to the mediocre chips I had last time.
The sausage is very thick, and succulent with every single space of it overflowing with meaty juices and a tiny but still noticeable amount of heat to it. The ketchup was an interesting combination of sweet, tangy and sticky
which was definitely unexpected but not unwelcome. The bun however was a major disappointment instead of giving it the same
attention they gave the sausages and the Ketchup the bun was clearly store bought,
tasted mediocre and a waste of money at 70p on top of the sausage. I’m glad I gave Kurz & Lang another chance but it’s just so disappointing that they did two things incredibly well and one thing lazily bad.
the idea of food made freshly in front of you everything Yalla Yalla serves is pre-made and warmed up which really ruins a lot of the appeal of it for me.
Having never tried Shawarma this was a new experience
for me with mixed results. The lamb mixed with tahini sauce was very nice albeit very hot but what surprised
me the most was that even though I usually don’t like pickled food I had no problem with the pickled turnip. The food is quite nice, not £4.95 nice but nice enough for me to write about on here and recommend you try it out if you’re feeling a little bit adventurous.
Having visited Winter Wonderland and loving it so much my friend Kyri and I decided to visit again just three days later although this time it was mainly for trying the food. Wanting to get the most out of the evening we both opted to not eat beforehand which was a good idea but we also vastly overestimated the amount of stands we could try out.
The first and best of those stands was one called BBQ House and while I desperately wanted to get the ribs they were so popular that they ran out and I had to get the pulled pork burger instead, which in retrospect was not a bad move. The pulled pork clumped together to create a succulent patty-like structure with a smokey BBQ taste to it, sadly the bun was just a regular plain white bun which really let down the rest of the burger, I feel like if it had been served inside of a brioche bun it honestly would’ve earned its price tag of £6 but alas it didn’t.
The day after coming back from Prague myself and Kyri visited Brick Lane and explored the many amazing food stands in the area including Pork & Brisket. After talking with the owner Daniel we found out that it’s a relatively new stand and while there wasn’t any social media or online presence Pork & Brisket was going through a rebrand and would soon be making a name for itself.
While they only served a small amount of things all of them were freshly cooked in front of you and the amount of variables was enormous with four types of sauces (mustard and coriander, spicy, BBQ, hot) and six types of extras including pickles, onions and coleslaw, I ended up being boring and ordered the pulled pork sandwich with a smokey BBQ sauce. The flavour
was very sweet for what was meant to be a smokey flavour although it was still very nice with a heavy emphasis on the succulence of the pork. Unlike other pulled pork sandwiches this one was surprisingly clean and didn’t get my hands sticky which i’m still trying to figure out wether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I was a little disappointed that the bun was clearly a standard store bought bun as so much attention went in to the pulled pork and it just threw things off balance, people need to realise
brioche is usually the way to go when it comes to burgers and other types of hot sandwiches.
I also got the chance to try some beef jerky which is not something you usually see at food stands but a welcome appearance. The jerky had a very smokey flavour with a hint of black pepper, it was succulent and tasted juicy despite their being no juice whatsoever. While £3 may seem a lot for
a small pack of jerky it’s a matter of quality over quantity, you’re not going to eat this stuff regularly so when you have the chance to treat yourself you might aswell do it right.
After going to the London Design Festival networking event at The Future Laboratory I wondered down to the Shoreditch Box Park and got myself a burger at the Bukowski Grill pop-up stall. Looking for a change I decided to go with the burger of the month The Reuben which is based on the American classic American sandwich, the burger consists of a beef patty, sauerkraut, lettuce, gherkin, pastrami and Russian dressing although I got mayonnaise instead as I don’t like Russian dressing.
This is perhaps the first time I have tasted meat that could be described as sweet and tangy and not in an excessive way. The sauerkraut, gherkin and mayonnaise blend together to create a crunchy additional flavour on top of the thick and juicy patty. It’s nice to see alternatives to the classic menu burgers and while The Reuben was only available for a month for that month people could experience an american classic reimagined in a storage container in shoreditch.
After visiting New Blood I decided to get something to eat at Mother Clucker but when I arrived it was closed so instead I got some buffalo wings at The Orange Buffalo. Like most other street food they specialise in 1 thing and do a damn good job at it, the menu consisted of buffalo wings in 4 different levels of heat, fries and soda. Thats it. I got 8 buffalo wings in the original sauce which was fairly mild and some curly fries with blue cheese dressing which I forgot to ask not to have.
The wings themselves were mediocre they felt like plastic as if they had been cooked several hours ago and dried then reheated, this isn’t the case though as I saw them being cooked fresh. The sauce itself nice but there was so much of it that it overpowered the succulent flavour of the wings. Surprisingly the fries were the best part of the meal almost being as good as Five Guys fries and I also discovered that I like blue cheese dressing although not so much that I would want it smothered over everything.
While the setting is nice and the food was obviously nice I don’t pay £8.50 for nice also as the woman behind me pointed out 8 wings is a lot for one portion and I was barely able to finish my meal. Thankfully they knew peoples hands would be sticky after the meal so they had free hand wash for customers to clean their hands afterwards which was a nice touch. The food was mixed levels of nice and really nice so I would definitely eat here again although i’m not exactly in a rush too like I was for Mother Clucker.