One of the many things we love about London is the many street food stalls and markets that pop up all over the place. Multiple food vendors in one location – what could be better than that?!
We heard about the Eat Asia Night Food Market from Time Out London and went to the website to buy our tickets straight away (£3 Advance or £5 OTD). In it’s second year of running, the Eat Asia Night Food Market is a culinary trip across Asia including the Taiwanese Bao, Chinese Dumplings, Malaysian Laska and so on. One thing we did notice missing was some representation from S.E Asia other than Thai – Cambodian, Vietnamese, etc. – but that would be a whole new food market in itself!
We went with £15 each in our pockets, and we had a genuine feast; at least a three-course meal’s worth of street food. Starter, main, dessert and side dishes!
Dish 1: Le Bao Truck bao buns. The traditional Taiwanese classic, these seem to have become really popular recently. The bun itself is so tasty – steamed and fluffy, and whilst my @ldn_eats counterpart had a delicious grilled cheese (veggie option) bao, I went for the chicken which was really succulent. 10/10
Dish 2: MeiMei Street Cart we knew we had to try this when the queue for MeiMei was taking up most of the car park! I had wonton nachos with pork belly, some spicy jalapeño goodness, dressed with spring onions and some chilli mayo. My @ldn_eats sis had the traditional Beijing street food Jian Bing – kind of like an omlette, but much better. A definite recommendation to anyone looking for some Chinese street food.
Dish 3: The Ugly Dumpings we had five of the dumplings: duck and hoisin sauce, prawn and chives, chicken satay and spinach and tofu x2. Needless to say, we really enjoyed them but I think the winner for us was the beetroot noodles they were bedded on and the edamame beans.
Dish 4: Bubble Wrap Waffle dessert really topped off a good food day for us. Originating as a Hong Kong dish and now a popular street snack, we opted for the homemade waffle with raspberries, marshmallows and a salted caramel topping. Shaped as bubble wrap, the waffle would burst a little in your mouth. They’ve got tonnes of other combos which are perfect for dessert lovers. If you’re looking for something a bit different, definitely give this place a try – their home is on Berwick Street in Soho.
If your worried that you missed out, never fear! The Eat Asia Night Food Market is returning to Peckham on 5-6th August with their Summer Beer Party! Head on over to their website to purchase your £3 tickets now.
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