LSF on tour: finding Turkish street food down a back alley in Istanbul

Emin Usta making his balek ekmek (fish sandwich) in Istanbul. Pic: Daisy Perkins Last week my incredibly talented artist cousin/close friend/ultimate dance partner Daisy Perkins – who having just left Pakistan is currently sketching her way round Istanbul – sent me a message. It said: “I just had the best fresh fish street food wrap that I think exists! It’s made with a lorra love (and a lorra time!) by this old man with... Read More

Young British Foodie Awards: London street food heats part II

Sharing food from BBQ Dreamz So on Sunday I told you all about the first four of the eight nominated street food traders, who were judged outside the Tate Britain a few weeks ago. Today, I give you the final four. Tonight will be a big celebration for those who will be crowned as this year’s Young British Foodies, and perhaps a disappointing one for others who miss out on prizes. Either way, any nominees should be happy knowing that they made... Read More

100 London street foods: Berwick Street Market

Sub-Terrannean sandwich from Sub Cult, Berwick Street Market, Soho Last week I took a few days off to have a holiday in London. This, I think, is one of the ultimate luxuries, as it enables you to scamper about in the city while everyone else is at work. You can delve into art galleries you never normally get into during the working week, linger in boutiques that on most days close at the very moment you step out of the office, and have coffee and... Read More

Olivers at Hoxton Street Market

The simple menu at Olivers, Hoxton Street Market “Geezer, I need another traditional please,” said one to the other after after I’d announced my order. “Comin’ up, geezer,” came the reply. Next to me two women who lived locally were rubbing their hands in satisfaction at having made it to the stall early enough to secure a salt beef sandwich. “So they’re normally all sold out then are they?” “Ooh... Read More

London street food events this summer

The Bell & Brisket salt beef sandwich stall will be around town this summer A new adventure has begun. Last week was spent packing up the room I had been renting in west London and saying goodbye to my friend and former flatmate who is about to get married. My plan for the remainder of the summer is to try living in areas of London I haven’t yet been a resident, by renting off friends or via Air BnB for around a month at a time. So I’m... Read More

London Street Foodie on Tour: Sydney street food part 1

If on my travels so far the Singapore street food scene is the rather sanitised but exceptionally well fed king of it all, then the one in Sydney is like its excitable nephew, just learning the tricks of the trade. There are farmers markets at weekends here but those have been around for a while; the scene is tiny in terms of the number of people trading from vans and trucks and doing the kind of big meet-ups like Street Feast or Feast that Londoners... Read More

London Street Foodie on Tour: Singapore street food Part 2

There was so much here (and this is without even touching on the restaurant scene) so I hope you enjoy reading part 2 of my forage through the hawker centres of Singapore. WHAT I ATE (cont…) (ratings: * yeah, alright, ** mmm, *** now we’re talking, **** yeehaa, ***** I’m going back for more) *****Ondeh ondeh, Orchard Ion foodhall (Pictured above) The biggest surprise Singapore street food hit of all. I pounced on these becauase... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: Singapore street food Part 1

Writing about Singapore street food is not like writing about London street food. It is a beast of a thing, made up of many markets, hawker centres and stalls on the streets. It is not trendy, as it is in London (oh come on!), it is just a way of life; all sorts of people from teens to grandparents eat hawker food. I admit I had done very little research so I just took to Twitter and asking my friend, whose mother grew up there, for up-to-date recommendations,... Read More

London Street Foodie on tour: tripe in Florence

Tripe is prepared from a stall in Florence (Pic: Sarah Hewer) The joy of street food is that it can be eaten anywhere. Trucks travel, stalls can be set up at short notice and trailers can be loaded and unloaded with relative ease – and of course streets tend to be excellent hosts. Here at LondonStreetFoodie we like to travel – that is, I have always taken every opportunity to discover new places and have happily found out that some of... Read More

The Rib Man: making London saucier

One of the hottest sauces in town Let’s play a little game. But first, a few things. One, this is a mostly multiple choice kind of game so you can’t prepare for it. Two, the man in question is one of the best examples of why London street food is buzzing, not only because his ribs taste good but because he has the energy and passion to be up all hours of the night cooking them – and anyone who has ever walked up Brick Lane in the... Read More

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