Borough Market, despite its increasing touristy image, remains one of my favourite go-to places to spend a few hours on a food safari. Some of the stuff I had last Sunday (besides breakfast at Maria’s Market Café):
- Ethiopian Flavours - the smells emanating from the huge sizzling paella pans attracted my attention the moment I stepped into the Green Market section
‘Doro tibs’ (stewed chicken), ‘sega tibs’ (stewed beef), ‘yekik alicha’ (stewed lentils) and ‘gomen’ (stewed spinach):
- Richard Haward’s Oyster stall
We had medium-sized Mersea rock oysters £10 for 8 pieces.
- Porteña for Argentinian empanadas at £2 each. We tried 4 types: ham-and-cheese, spicy chicken, spinach-and-ricotta and traditional beef. I liked all of them except for the spinach-ricotta one which seemed too bland.
- Gourmet Goat for kid goat kofta with tzatziki and fresh chilli salsa. £6.80.
- Shetlands salt-and-pepper chilli squid.
- Comptoir Gourmand for its Bakewell tart, Aussie Lamington cake and bread-and-butter pudding.
- Bread Ahead for its incredible custard crème-filled donuts.