24 | Sep | 14

Richard Johnson

What A Weekend!

Here we go. Finally. The judges have decided. And (in the vote for the People’s Choice) so have the public. Here are the full results. Until next year…

Best Of The Best (sponsored by Trinity Kitchen)

Fu-Schnickens

People’s Choice (sponsored by Chino Latino)

Little Blue Smokehouse

Best Snack (sponsored by Cauldron Foods)

Woodland mushroom, roasted pepper and spinach pakoras, with a raw slaw citrus salad (Fresh Rootz)

Best Main (sponsored by NCASS)

East coast fish and chips (Fish&)

Best Burger

Sumo – Gyu Dare marinated beef patty, crispy togarashi onions, cucumber ribbons, wasabi ketchup, tossed sesame oil, beansprout and watercress salad finished with a sesame topped bun (Original Patty Men)

Best Drink

Schnapps made from my Uncle Ludwig (HY Kitchen from Vienna)

Best Sandwich

Ham Shank Redemption — our own smoked free range ham hock in a wrap with smashed peas and mint, homemade black pud, and mustard pickled fennel and cucumber (The Cauldron)

Best Dessert

Licorice chocolate pots (Antto Melasniemi from Helsinki)

Best Overseas Trader

Nordic Street Food from Malmo

Best Street Food Collective

Guerilla Eats (Manchester)

Best Street Food Event (sponsored by Liquitex)

Digbeth Dining Club (Birmingham)

Best Looking Mobiler (sponsored by Q Hotels)

Hip Hop Chip Shop

Best Newcomer 

Nusou

And here are the runners and riders in the different categories — the full line-up. Emphasis on FULL. Thank you to all the traders for making such supreme efforts to bring their A-game to Leeds. We salute you.

Best Snack

Chilli cheese-dog with beef n bone marrow chilli, sour cream, coriander and tortilla chips (Dog Town London)

Nusou pot (Nusou)

Woodland mushroom, roasted pepper and spinach pakoras, with a raw slaw citrus salad (Fresh Rootz)

United States of India Poori Poppers — Three crispy pooris stuffed with the flavours of three Indian states – Gujarati savoury patra & sweetcorn, Punjabi spiced black chickpeas, and Keralan beetroot & coconut – topped with crunchy sev, tamarind, pomegranate and more! (Ahimsa)

Chapasty – beetroot and paneer (Manjit’s Kitchen)

Spicy Thai fishcakes made with salmon, chilli and kaffir lime leaves. Served on a bed of coriander and Asian veg salad with cucumber and red onion relish. (Buddha Belly)

Four different dumplings with our trio of home-made sauces, sesame seeds & crispy onions (dorshi)

Big smokey with homemade relishes and chipotle ketchup (Dog Town London)

Best Main

Porky By Nature — Chilli batter potato scallops, mushy peas, Golden Era beer battered shards of English ham topped with fried ‘n’ dried shallots. (Hip Hop Chip Shop)

Steamed ginger-dashi pearl barley, four steamed and fried dumplings and a fresh lightly-pickled salad. Topped with fresh herbs, sauces, sesame seeds and crispy onions. (dorshi)

Pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with pineapple and cherry tomato red curry.  (Buddha Belly).

West coast fish and chips (Fish&)

Pig Chic — Confit pork cheek and a very cheeky smoked sausage, with butterbean nookie and grilled broccoli with Pepperface bacon. (The Cauldron)

Feastie Boys Box — Golden Era beer battered coley fish biters with triple cooked chips, chilli onion rings and minty master peas w/ homemade tartare sauce. (Hip Hop Chip Shop)

Plate of Sri Lankan seven vegetable coconut curry, lightly spiced North African cous cous, raw slaw citrus salad and carrot and orange civiche (Fresh Rootz)

East coast fish and chips (Fish&)

Hare and coffee (the moocher)

Slow cooked venison (16 hours), sour cabbage with parsley, horseradish cream and sweet and sour lingonberries on flatbread from Jämtland (Nordic Street Food)

Best Burger

Bacon Cheese – Maple bacon, american cheese, fresh red onion, lettuce, ketchup & mustard (Original Patty Men)

Old Bay battered soft shell crab burger with fennel, almonds, avocado and harissa (Crabbieshack)

HabsBurger (it´s an old recipe, dating back to 1867 from the house of habsburg (with organic beef) served in a rum brioche bun)  (HY kitchen)

Sumo – Gyu Dare marinated beef patty, crispy togarashi onions, cucumber ribbons, wasabi ketchup, tossed sesame oil, beansprout and watercress salad finished with a sesame topped bun (Original Patty Men)

Hot smoked Pastrami served in a brioche bun, recommended with Carolina golden mustard sauce, classic mayo slaw & pickle (Little Blue Smokehouse)Old Bay battered soft shell crab burger with roasted corn, lime. chilli, coriander and lobster mayonnaise (Crabbieshack)

Leberkäs-burger with mangalitza (type of meat loaf (with organic pork) found in austria (& parts of germany & switzerland)  (HY kitchen)

Smoked Pigs cheeks marinated in homemade Korean BBQ sauce served in a brioche bun, with miso mayo, spicy Gochujang sauce, Kimchi & homemade pickled mustard greens (Little Blue Smokehouse)

Best Drink

Schnapps made from my Uncle Ludwig (HY Kitchen)

Repurposed fruit smoothie (The Real Junk Food Project)

Home-made root beer (The Noisy Table/MsMarmite)

Best Sandwich

Ham Shank Redemption — our own smoked free range ham hock in a wrap with smashed peas and mint, homemade black pud, and mustard pickled fennel and cucumber. (The Cauldron)

Ox heart, squash/pumpkin puree and caramelised pumpkin seeds on fresh flatbread (the moocher)

Finnish archipelago bread with cured fish (Antto)

Sarson saag tofu khati rolls — vibrantly spiced tofu, spinach and mustard leaves, slow-cooked with spices, ginger & garlic, wrapped in a soft, chewy Indian bread (Ahimsa)

Nordic Chanterelle wrap – Swedish chanterelles, sour cabbage with parsley, pickled red onions, sour cream and Vesterhavs cheese (Nordic Street Food)

Paneer and Kachumba Flatbread (Manjit’s Kitchen)

Sticky Ox Cheek Gua Bao (Fu-Schnickens)

Best Dessert

Pecan pie (The Noisy Table/MsMarmite)

Vegan spiced apple, pear and purple basil crumble with a grape, sesame seed and mesquite syrup (Fresh Rootz)

Licorice creme brûlées (Antto)

Yuzu drizzle cake, matcha & sesame brittle (Fu-Schnickens)