You know what Blasmin had never eaten before? (and she’d eaten a lot so even she was surprised). Blasmin has never eaten Egyptian street food. She may have chilled with the pharaohs in Cairo but when it came to street food in Egypt, she was a little nervous…
Luckily for her, wandering around Borough Market, she stumbled across Koshari Street – Egyptian Street food at refreshingly street food prices too.
£6.50 gets you a humungous portion of Koshari, Egypt’s most popular street food. Bracing the bipolar weather of hail stones intercepted by intermittent speckles of sunshine, this was just the right amount of hearty of and light that Blasmin needed for the much meatier catch up with Brown Beauty.
Koshari is a vegetarian dish consisting of lentils, rice and vermicelli, topped with a spicy tomato sauce, chickpeas and caramelized onions. The mixture of textures, sweet, sharp and savoury made for an interesting mouth full each time
It was delicious and slightly weird; like an Italian pasta dish had amalgamated with the falafel-y goodness of the middle east.
Kolshari Street Food can be found in Borough Market or at their store on St Martin’s Lane
Walk like an Egyptian and make your way down to Koshari
Shop: +44 (0)20 7836 1056
Office: +44 (0)20 3667 8781
Go if you can’t face another itsu meal deal. Japanese was so 2011
Don’t go if you if you think veggie food is for wimps.
Definitely go for the spicy option