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Chinese pork "kebab"/肉夹馍 stall, Chinatown, London

limster Nov 9, 2013 02:33 PM

There's a bunch of stalls around Newport Place and Little Newport Street. The one next to the Tianjin crepes stall (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/870574) sells steamed buns, Taiwanese savoury "pancakes" and "pork kebabs" aka 肉夹馍 which are actually sandwich-like rather than kebab like, meat filling in a wheat-based bread.

The bread is substituted with what resembles a toasted English muffin, heated on the griddle, sliced in the middle and filled with braised bits of pork that were delicious with meaty and fatty bits tender and slippery, flavoured with nuanced chilli heat, a dark umami from soy and bean sauces, and levity from crisp aromatic coriander leaves. A very tasty treat for £2.50.

Bunch of other stalls that seem to vary over the months. Besides a second Tianjin crepe stall, there's another okonomiyaki/takoyaki/taiwanese oyster omelette stall as well.

  1. zuriga1 Nov 9, 2013 11:02 PM

    Are the stalls there everyday.. just weekends?

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    1. re: zuriga1
      limster Nov 10, 2013 04:58 AM

      Not sure...can't remember I've seen them during the week...

      1. re: limster
        zuriga1 Nov 10, 2013 08:45 AM

        That's what I thought. I don't remember any except for one that sells buns at a storefront. I'm not usually there on weekends. Thanks for the info...

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        lacemaker Nov 11, 2013 02:05 AM

        I've certainly seen one of the stalls other than the steamed bun one on a weekday evening. The steamed bun one is definitely open weeknights and the buns are pretty decent, IMO.

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