El Vergel, Borough, London
- limster Jan 23, 2009 02:35 PM
A solid chacarero - a Chilean sandwich, anchored by the soft moon of a very slightly crumbly bread (pan amasado, baked next door) . Tender slices of beef (rump according to their menu), mashed avocado and tomato, with a satisfying kick from a smoky earthy hot sauce that integrates itself well into the sandwich. No green beans though.
A very light, soft and creamy cheesecake topped with cherry compote, a perfect dry base of crumbs.
A Chilean pal mentioned that they have pastel de choclo (pies with corn and meat) on fridays. Anyone tried?
Forgot to mention that the sandwich I got is called the churrasco palta (palta = the mashed avocado).
Late breakfast here is win, quiet and happy and friendly. Lunch happy and friendly but SLAMMED.
Some other places worth trying: the merguez sandwiches at Tassili are pretty good, and the roast meats at Fuzzy Grub can be satisfying. I also like the pork katsu curry at Tsuru, the cured meats at Viva Verdi, both just south of the Tate Modern. Table is a very good option too.
BTW, credit goes to: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4634...
Also, haven't had the sandwiches there yet, but check out Cafe Inca on Long Lane: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/522438