Gathered below the Royal Festival Hall and in the shadow of the London Eye, foodies gathered to gorge themselves in a feast of Street Food.
|Tranquil Scene: 11 am at Street Food Festival before the masses arrive|
Stalls at the Festival included:
Whose offerings included: Bhangra Balti Beef Burger,Crazy Lamb Jalfreezi Burger,Veggie Chana Masala and Mighty Samosas.
Were specialising in spit roast free range pork and lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic served in wraps or rolls.
Serving out of their classic Citröen H van, were making crêpes in the authentic Breton way with fine wheat, flour, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. I noted the special of the day; a crêpe with freshly made Belgian chocolate sauce and toasted coconut. Scrumptious!
Whose offerings included Hot Chocolate Float, Super Dark Hi-Energy Truffle and Brownie Fudge Sundae.
Were specialising in hot and sweet Korean mini-burgers/sandwiches referred to as Sliders.Fillings contained pork, ginger, chilli and coleslaw.
|Korean Sliders by Street Foodie|
Straight from Portobello Road Market were there to provide the very traditional Spanish breakfast of Churros with chocolate.
|Churros with Chocolate|
In a very traditional English style were serving vintage afternoon tea out of their 52 year old pink VW campervan!
|Afternoon Tea Lulabelle Style|
The Arabica Food and Spice Company
Had brought a Levatine twist to the festival by serving pickled cucumbers, Baklawa pastries and an assortment of Turkish Delight.
|Arabica Food and Spice Company|
The Balti Beef Bangra Burger at £6.50. The beef patty was cooked medium rare and placed on a nan bread style flat-bread. Served with mango chutney, chilli sauce, a dollop of minted yoghurt, enveloped in iceberg lettuce, red onion, coriander and tomato. Very tasty! I really like the idea of the burger being served in a flat-bread, makes a nice alternative to the bun which can sometimes leave you feeling blotted.
|Bhangra Balti Beef Burger before it was devoured!|
|Fentimans Ginger Beer|
|String Quartet adds to the atmosphere|
|Meantime Chocolate Beer|
I concluded my tastings by choosing some of Choc Star's Pride and Joy; Honeycomb ice cream and Raspberry Sorbet at £3.50 for two scoops.
|Honeycomb ice cream with Raspberry Sorbet|
I had a super time at the Real Street Food Festival, it was a great opportunity to showcase and taste some of Britain's finest Street Food and more importantly, I now know where to find them on a more regular basis! I've even heard that some of them, may be appearing at the Real Food Festival at Earl's Court from 5th-8th May. So you can guess how I will be spending next weekend!