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2011
Delicious Magazine Recipe Feature Recipes published in Princes Trust Charity 'Trusty' Cookbook Guest panellist on UKTV Food's 'Market Kitchen' Recipes published in 'Come Dine With Me Special Occasions' book Blog named as a "Media Must-Have" in Jan & Feb issue of Olive Magazine

2010
Launch of Sabrina's one-to-one private cookery tuition Guest critic on Gordon Ramsay's 'F-Word' series finale Organised Top Chef Charity Banquet for Haiti raising £70,000 for 'Action Against Hunger' Seasonal Food & Recipe Writer for 'Blue Tomato'

2009
Winner of Channel 4's 'Come Dine With Me' (West London) 'Bronze' winner in professionally judged 'AA Home Cooking Competition 2009' Appointed resident cookery columnist for Foodepedia

Japanese Rice Risotto with Miso, Lemongrass and Scallops

Japanese Rice Risotto with Miso, Lemongrass and Scallops

Seasonal Penne Mediterraneo

Seasonal Penne Mediterraneo

Persian Split Pea, Dried Lime and Lamb Stew

Persian Split Pea, Dried Lime and Lamb Stew

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

LONDON STREET FOOD: Buen Provecho

Street food is fast becoming one of the coolest foodie things to indulge in, in London town. Perhaps a sign of our ever-difficult economy, good quality street food stalls (and I'm not talking about the sketchy hot dog stands that appear at 4am outside nightclubs) are beginning to pop-up everywhere and the demand for their delights, is high.
'Buen Provecho' literally means 'Bon Appetit' or 'Eat Well' in Spanish and a friend first told me about the stand a few years ago and I'm ashamed to say, I never managed to make the journey there. But I recently met a friend for lunch and we headed straight to Buen Provecho to see exactly what was on offer and meet Arturo Ortega Rodriguez, the owner of the stand.The food is very simple; 5 different kinds of tacos on offer (beef, pork, 2 chicken and a vegetarian option) as well as rice, Tortilla chips, a soup of the day and several different homemade salsa all served from a small tent near Waterloo station. Prices are incredibly reasonable, with a mixed selection of 3 tacos coming in at just a fiver... it makes for economical eating at times like these. Arturo serves simple but authentic Mexican food and my experience didn't disappoint whatsoever.

The stand is busy and the food is delicious. I went for a mixed selection of beef, pork and chicken Tinga tacos, all of which were really very good. It's hard to find good quality Mexican food in London but when you do find it, it's a real gem worth sharing and so I wanted to share my first find with you and encourage you to make the journey to ensure you get a taste of 'Buen Provecho' for yourself.

'Buen Provecho' is located on Lower Marsh Street, SE1 which is about 2 minutes walk from Waterloo Station. For more updates you can join the Facebook fan page.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try it next time we're visiting. On our last trip to London we had a craving for Mexican food that was never fulfilled. Being from Los Angeles it's hard to go more than a week or two without good Mexican food. Now we're hearing good things about places like Buen Provecho and WAHACA. Thanks for the recommendation.

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