Tramp’s Wish

I’ve railed against “Street Food” before. London is now rank with “Street Food” venues and it’s now a corporatised commodity, with specialised marketing outfits stamping them out as fast as they can get revenue for them. My main beef with “Street Food” restaurants are that they are invariably inside and most dishes are over £10. Tramps wish that “Street Food” was like this. What renders my opinion totally irrelevant is that any time I go I really enjoy my food. Curse you marketeers. You get me.

Me and some of my chums from Japan visited East Street (http://www.eaststreetrestaurant.com/) prior to karaoke. I got excited because I thought they might be serving some Laotian food which would help with the quest, but they only serve Beer Lao. There are dishes from Thailand (done), Korea (done), Indonesia (done), Vietnam (done), Japan (done) Malaysia (done), Philippines (done), Singapore (I’ll do it later. Get off my back. I hate you!). The starters were promising. Good Satay and superior Gyoza served on enamel camping plates, pork not chicken, always pork. In Latin: Semper Porcus, the Del Monte family motto:

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The main dishes were all reliably good. I had the Bo Puc Pac which benefited from a dousing of soya sauce, but all plates were clean by the end. The atmos was buzzing, the decor enjoyably chaotic, the service amiable if uneven and the bill (£135 for 6 excluding tip/service) was reasonable.

So “Street Food” I’m making my peace with you. Unless I see you on the street. That would break my heart.

CODA

We then went to Karaoke Box on Maddox street. Excellent venue for karaoke, but the bar bill was disproportionately large.

You can't eat Singapore Noodles that fast. You'll do yourself a mischief!

You can’t eat Singapore Noodles that fast. You’ll do yourself a mischief!

Thai noodles I guess.

Mrs Del Monte’s Thai noodles I guess. They had prawns, clams, squid and pork. Semper Porcus. Malaysian apparently.

Katsu Curry. Proper winter comfort food.

Katsu Curry. Proper winter comfort food.

Pretty sure that's a Goreng of some kind. I didn't really keep up with other people's orders.

Pretty sure that’s a Goreng of some kind. I didn’t really keep up with other people’s orders.

Again, a bit hazy on what we're supposed to be seeing here. Looks tasty enough though. I'd eat it. If you wanted a discerning food critic you came to the wrong website and you better scat. Go on. Git. Sumbitch.

Again, a bit hazy on what we’re supposed to be seeing here. Looks tasty enough though. I’d eat it. If you wanted a discerning food critic you came to the wrong website and you better scat. Go on. Git. Sumbitch.

Bo Luc Lac. Bo does. She really does.

Bo Luc Lac. Bo does. She really does.

A proper Asian banquet. Minus any Asians. In my defence it's because I don't know any. Or any minorities for that matter. It's not because I'm racist. I think it's because they're racist. Now open your eyes. I was one sixteenth Norwegian all along. Did I just blow your mind?

A proper Asian banquet. Minus any Asians. In my defence it’s because I don’t know any. Or any minorities for that matter. It’s not because I’m racist. I think it’s because they’re all racist. Now open your eyes. I was one sixteenth Norwegian all along. Did I just blow your mind?

The people at Hiệu Vải did not have anything for me to wear.

The people at Hiệu Vải did not have anything for me to wear.

Hitman exits East Street and really wants to kill someone. Sends flowers to his mum. Lovely bloke. Cold-blooded assassinations of innocent, soft targets aside for oligarch's amusement.

Hitman exits East Street and really wants to kill someone. Sends flowers to his mum. Lovely bloke. Cold-blooded assassinations of innocent, soft targets for oligarch’s amusement aside.

Le menu

Le menu

Caption pending.

At the karaoke. Caption pending.

East Street Restaurant
3-5 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1HJ
0207 323 0860
http://www.eaststreetrestaurant.com/

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