So I think it’s fair to say I’m a little bit in love with Dinerama right now. Located in Shoreditch and open Thursday-Sunday from noon til late there is no excuse for not popping along to this street food fest asap!
With 11 different food stalls selling a range of delectable street food treats that can be bought and then scoffed at one of the communal tables it’s a great place to take a group of friends who just can’t decide what to eat.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to try everything that’s up for grabs (or should I say ‘grubs’ eh eh? ) here are my recommendations of what to make a beeline for when you go…
Bao from Yum Bun
Oh my sweet Jesus are these things tasty! I could eat these all day everyday and would never get bored. Fluffy steamed buns with a choice of pork, chicken or mushroom filling, you can buy them in trays of one or two.
The slow cooked pork is fall-apart tender, cuddled up next to some cucumber and smothered in a fab hoi sin sauce – this one tastes comforting and indulgent, you just can’t go wrong! The fried chicken is equally tasty, and packs a bit more of a tart punch with it’s tarutaru sauce and chillies.
Crispy Duck Nuggets from Duck n Roll
Confit. Duck. Nuggets. I don’t really need to say more but I’m going to! Gah these were so tasty Matt and I fought for the last one. Tender in the middle, crispy on the outside and served on a bed of lettuce with a covering of chilli sauce these little beauties went down a treat!
Crab Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Cheeky Italian
Definitely one to share if you’re planning to try out a few different stalls as it’s quite a hearty portion and doesn’t leave much stomach room for anything else if conquered alone!
This was the only dish we had that divided opinion, Matt felt that it was a bit on the salty side but I think that’s because he didn’t mix the crab and pangrattato in with all the pasta like I did, and would recommend! That way you get a good dose of crispy pangrattato and crab from start to finish – win!
Doughnuts from You Doughnut!
It’s very important that you leave a little bit of room for pud, because these are just fantastic! Fresh warm doughnuts covered in salted caramel sauce, almonds and pecans – heaven! A regular is 3, and a large is 7, so if you’re sharing but think 7 is a bit too much after the rest of the food you’ve eaten, opt for a regular with a scoop of cornflake ice cream – you just can’t go wrong!
While you wait for them to be made, watch the doughnuts being cut out of the massive sheet of dough – it’s borderline erotic for a foodie and ever so mesmerising!
Have you been to Dinerama, if so what would you recommend?