Five things I ate at Taste of London 2016 – The Festive Edit

Taste of London – The Festive Edit recently took place in the spectacular and historic surroundings of Tobacco Dock in London. A diverse range of restaurants and experts from the food and drink industry all came together under one roof to discover, taste and talk food.

Below are some of my foodie highlights from this spectacular weekend.

New York Street Cart By Bubbledogs (£5)

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This was a simple and classic hotdog topped with sweet and spicy stewed onions. The ‘dog’ was perfectly cooked with the onions adding warmth and subtle sweetness to the dish.

Sweet potato fries with Nieves Barragan Mohacho’s Alioli (£4)

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This was one of the many dishes especially created for Action Against Hunger charity.  The sweet potato fries were tender with a crunchy coating outside and very moreish. The alioli, made by the chef behind the epic Barrafina, added a superior touch to the whole plate.

Empanadas by Comuna and Portena (£3 each)

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These miniature stuffed parcels of heaven came hot and freshly made, straight from their makeshift little kitchen. It had the most delicious filling of beef. The pastry itself was quite light but not crumbly (the way I like best). A small and exciting glimpse into the food and flavours of Argentina.

5 Star Burger by Tom Hunt (£5)

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Part of the series of signature dishes in partnership with Action Against Hunger was this little stunner of a burger. Mouthwatering Moroccan spiced beef burger with harissa ketchup, pink pickles and Bermondsey Frier cheese – all lovingly sandwiched between two soft brioche buns. Absolutely exquisite!

Gambas a la plancha with saffron alioli by Jose Pizarro (£5)

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From the team behind Jose Pizarro, came this hugely delectable dish representative of the Basque region. Juicy grilled prawns were beautifully presented on a dollop of creamy and luxurious saffron alioli. The prawns were fresh and evoked memories of our recent holiday on the Spanish coast; the only complaint about this dish was there was too little of it!

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