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Richard Johnson

The Best Street Food Menu Ever

Our 12 finalists have won their way through the heats by just being generally amazing. But at the grand finals of the 2022 British Street Food Awards things get really serious. It’s your job to vote for your favourite and select the 2022 People’s Choice. Our judges have to choose the 2022 Champion by tasting the two dishes entered below. There are lots of individual Awards up for grabs – online votes for Best Food Hall and Best Looking trader, sponsored by Majisign, the Spice Award sponsored by Cobra, the Sustainability Award sponsored by the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the Future Food Legend Award sponsored by Sessions – but it’s the Champion and the People’s Choice who will be invited to represent the UK at the grand final of the European Street Food Awards in Munich October 7-9. Eyes down….

BEST VEGETARIAN

Cosmo’s Mexicana – Burrito Favorito –  Tortilla, cayenne-roasted sweet potato, charred peppers and onions, smoked cheese, mixed chilli bean, pico de Gallo and chipotle crema.
Kochchi – Devilled Potato Hopper’s (vg) (gf) – Savoury crepe formed into a ‘bowl’ made from rice flour and coconut milk with a soft- centre and crispy edges, served with coconut sambol, spiced caramelised onion and sautéed cubed soft in the middle potatoes with chilli flakes and turmeric
The Bearded Taco – Let’s Avo Cwtch (G.F) (Ve) – Californian gin and tonic tempura avocado served with a lemon and agave slaw, vegan chipotle aioli, mango & habanero salsa & fresh coriander
Oh Babu – High Five Bomb Chaat – Crispy giant puff stuffed with lentil dumplings, cumin spiced yogurt , homemade jaggery and tamarind chutney, mint and coriander chutney. Garnished with fresh pomegranate and paprika spiced potato chips.
Mr Murray’s Scotch Eggs – Chilli Cheese Rarebit Scotch Egg served with Mr Murray’s habanero chilli jam. Served on a bed of home made pickled red cabbage, green leaves, tomato salad and a side of Lancashire parched peas.

BEST SNACK

Unagi – Bang Bang Wings – Unagi chef’s secret recipe BANG BANG sauce is a sticky, sweet & spicy glaze, wings are deep fried till crispy golden and then wok flamed to add a kick
Mr Murray’s Scotch Eggs – Bury black pudding scotch egg served with Mr Murray’s apple and ale chutney. Served on a bed of homemade pickled red cabbage, green leaves, tomato salad and a side of Lancashire parched peas.
Potjie Man – 24-hour marinated chicken thighs served with piri piri, spiced mayo, blatjang chutney, spring onion and crispy skin-on chips.
Junk – The Spanish Armada: Crispy Jersey Royals, sobrassada, aioli, charred lemon, puree de patatas and black garlic

BEST MAIN DISH

Kochchi – Black Pork Kotthu – Shredded flatbread seared in fresh vegetables mixed with dark and tangy pork belly curry marinated in black tamarind and cracked black pepper.
The Fork Society – Chargrilled pork collar steak on crispy, skin-on fries with chimmichuri and pink pickled onions
Junk – Monsieur Crabs: Crispy soft shell crab kaarage, yuzu kosho tartare, charred gem lettuce, kimichi, flaked Port Seaton white crab meat
LJ Hugs – Taster box – mix of rice, fries and our signature meats, including traditional Cajun chilli and Cajun grilled chicken thighs. With mixed salad, sticky jasmine rice and crunchy sweet potato fries. Plus choice of signature sauce.
Unagi – Mushu Special – crispy katsu prawn, avocado, cucumber, seared salmon, black tobiko & teriyaki. Also available for vegetarians.
Potjie Man – 12 hour slow-roasted Welsh lamb shoulder on yellow rice, with griddled seasoned aubergine, cashew sour cream, blatjang chutney, coriander and toasted almonds.

BEST BURGER

LJ Hugs – Stack and Wrap Combo – LJ’s chicken stack burger, with signature Cajun Mayo, messy mustard and our Maple glaze
Oh Babu – Naughty Pulled Lamb Pav : Six hour slow-roast lamb with our special whole spices,  pulled and served with crispy buttered buns layered with our special ghatti masala.

BEST SANDWICH

The Bearded Taco – Better Call Seoul – Korean BBQ pork topped w/ homemade kimchi slaw, sesame aioli and fresh mixed herbs
Cosmo’s Mexicana – Tag Team Tacos – Tortilla, roasted garlic Crema, charred bbq mushrooms, Baja slaw, plantain ketchup, toasted sesame see. And tortilla, chilli jam, habanero-roasted cauliflower, smoked cheese, black garlic, and mezcal ketchup, pickled shallot.
Humble Kusina – 100 Islands – Pulled beef kaldereta, ikura, kewpie mayo, lime gel, spring onion, fried garlic, amaranth and micro coriander
The Fork Society – Sticky pork bao bun

BEST DESSERT

Skullduggery – Under The Sea
Humble Kusina – Pandan chocolate siopao, buko ice cream, chocolate soil, tuile
Skullduggery – Pub grub