Last weekend the Other Half and I went to East London and ate A LOT – it was great. We stayed in a very nice airbnb place just off the Kingsland Road (E2), booked mainly because of it’s proximity to ‘Little Vietnam’ or ‘Pho Mile’, i.e. loads of Vietnamese restaurants. We’ve become a bit obsessed with Vietnamese food since travelling in Vietnam late last year, so whenever we get the opportunity to eat it we will! More on that later…
We got there Friday evening and pretty much went straight out to Dalston Yard for Street Feast, which is running every Friday and Saturday evening over the summer, and is definitely worth checking out. There’s a lot of choice, but I’d heard about a stall there called Le Bun who do French-American food (mainly in buns funnily enough…), and wanted to check them out.
I had their ‘Duck Confit Bun’ which consisted of:
Pulled Confit Duck, Straw Frites, Béarnaise Spread, Duck Sauce, House Slaw, Brioche Bun
And the OH (Other Half) had their ‘Le Bourguignon Bun’:
Slow & Low Beef Short Rib, Bourguignon Glaze, Truffle Mayo, Bacon Salt, House Slaw, Brioche Bun
Both were blinking tasty but I think the Bourguignon Bun just edged it (Truffle Mayo! Bacon Salt!).If you get a chance to try them – do it. They were priced at £8.50 each, which I think is reasonable considering the quality and amount of ingredients in the Buns. Maybe wear a bib though – they’re messy!
There’s also a variety of Bars at Street Feast, including a Gin Yard! But as I’d already had a ‘Festival-Sized’ cocktail I didn’t indulge. we did indulge in some ice cream from Sorbitium though – Salted Caramel (naturally) and an Almond Toffee topping – which was £2.50 for one scoop in a tub or cone. It was a generous scoop, and pretty delicious.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening!