Palate Freshener: Trinidad, Korea and Vietnam across the North

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Grab your passport – this week we’ve found flavours from Trinidad, Korea and Vietnam across the North East and Yorkshire

If you like: Proper Trinidadian street food
Then try: The Calabash Tree, across the North East
This lot were finalists at the 2017 British Street Food Awards, and small wonder: their command of traditional Caribbean flavours really comes through in their pulled jerk beef brisket and their curried chicken, rice and peas. Owner and chef Ryan describes himself as being ‘made in England with Trinidadian parts’, and you can certainly taste it in his food.

If you like: Eastern promise
Then try: Kimchi Planet, Newcastle
The rise of fermented cabbage as a genuine food trend which people outside of Korea would become absolutely hyped for is one of the least likely food world phenomena of recent years, but we’re totally on board with it. This food stall does boxes of Korean goodness which pack bulgogi beef, spicy chicken, marinated soy and veggie dumplings.

If you like: An exotic coffee spot
Then try: Nam Song Coffee House, Sheffield
This Vietnamese coffee spot in Broomhill has quietly become a prime chill-out spot for elite-level coffee drinkers to revive themselves over a decent bowl of pho. As international as its outlook is, they do right be local producers too, sourcing ingredients for their breakfasts from nearby Moss Valley. 

Published in: October 2017

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