Sunday, July 24, 2011

Buen Provecho, Real tacos in the heart of London.

I was so happy to find Buen Provencho. Since moving back from the US I was worried I wouldn't be able to find decent tacos but luckily for me there is Arturo Ortega Rodriguez.
Out of a little stall on Lower Marsh beside Waterloo station three days a week he and his partner serve up delicious tacos straight from the streets of his native Mexico City.

I had pork which is tender shredded pork marinated and braised in orange and spices.
It's called Cochinita Pibil, beautifully silky pork braised to perfection and explodes like a porky pork porksplosion in your mouth.

I asked if the salsa was hot and the lady working there said I should try it first, so offered me a nacho to try it with. It's a medium spicy and there's free guacamole. He will put some refried beans on automatically so if you're not a fan, mention it.

My keyboard doesn't have a pound sign, but they're great value at 6 quid for 3.

Delicious pork, marinated to perfection, mexican salsa picante and a bit of guacamole.

I've since tried the chicken and chorizo too which, while not as spectacular, was very tasty.
They don't use two tortillas like they do in the US and Mexico which means eat it quick or it will explode all over you, and believe me. It's really messy so take some napkins. So glad to have found this place. Now if I can only convince them to try chorizo/lengua/sangrita tacos I'll be the happiest boy in London.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Waterloo Millenium Green, London

I have passed by this guy for the last week but this morning had a rotten hangover (Thanks to leftover vodka from Glastonbury).
So I swung by this place and grabbed jerk chicken rice and peas.

Having visited Jamaica last year I was interested to see how they did it in England.
There's a nice chilled vibe to this guy's food tent, some music flowing from a stereo and his buddy relaxing beside him. You can get pumpkin rice or rice and peas. I went for jerk chicken and rice and peas (5 quid). He'll ask you what sauce you want. I asked for hot which was probably a mistake since it was 11.00am. Oh well.

It was authentic and awesome, Almost exactly like in Jamaica, there they give you bread with the chicken and no sauce on top. Be careful with the bones!

Nice way to (try) cure a hangover. (Even if I still have it...)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moved to London

So after 2 and a half years in the US I have moved back to Europe.
London specifically because Dublin is pretty messed up right now.
I know I concentrated more on recipes prior to this but now I think I'll focus more on the restaurants around London.

Stay tuned for reviews coming soon.