Weekly Pop-up at On the Brook – Friday 15 March 2019 Menu

Pre-orders – call 07775661456 (please give us at least 30 mins notice)

Small plates

  • Otak otak – grilled spiced fish paté wrapped in banana leaves £5.00
  • Chinese potsticker dumplings – pork & chive; lamb, celery & coriander; or Chinese mushrooms, tofu & chives £4.50

Mains
Served with steamed fried rice & cabbage thoran

  • Malaysian Ayam Percik – grilled spiced chicken in coconut gravy £7.50
  • Vegan Mapo Doufu – spicy Sichuan tofu with preserved mustard greens £6.50

During March we have a special giveaway with every purchase over £10. Don’t forget! If you bring your own container we will either take 30p off your meal or donate it to an enviromental charity – it’s your choice.

Weekly Pop-up Takeaway at On the Brook – Starting 8 March 2019

Every Friday from 17:00 – 19:30, starting 8 March 2019, we will be setting up our stall at On the Brook in Bruton selling a simple menu of homecooked South East Asian food.

The menu will change every week so there will be something to suit almost everyone. During March we have a special giveaway with every purchase over £10 to celebrate our launch.

We are also keen to do our bit for the environment. Whilst we use recyclable or reuseable containers – if you bring your own container we will either take 30p off your meal or donate it to an enviromental charity – it’s your choice.

This week’s menu (prices from £4.50)

Small Plates

Chicken satay or tofu vegetable satay with our signature peanut sauce

Chinese potsticker dumplings – pork & chive or Chinese mushrooms, tofu & chives

Mainsserved with steamed Basmati rice & Asian salad

Malaysian chicken & potato curry

Sambal kacang hijau – spicy stir-fried green beans with tofu & vegetables

Tastes of Asia Guest Kitchen

Date: 22 March 2019

Time: 19.00 onwards

Venue: On the Brook, Coombe Farm, Bruton BA10 0QP

Price: Adults £26 including welcome drink; Kids Menu £15 (children 14 or under). Vegetarian menu available

Please contact Sophie at On the Brook on 01749 813048 or info@onthebrook.co.uk to book.

We look forward to sharing this special four course dinner of Malaysian favourites, showcasing the different cuisines of the country. Enjoy a welcome drink, then sit back as we bring you dishes of delicious home cooked food. Finish off your meal with a cup of special lemongrass and butterfly pea flower tea from our friends at Perisa.

2019.03.22 OTB Malaysian Supperclub

Malaysian Pop-up Street Food Weekend

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Ais Kacang

Preparations are ramping up for this weekend’s event with Wild Serai in Ewer Street, Southwark on 11-12 July 2015.

We have been busy perfecting our recipes for local handmade iced desserts and typical hot Malaysian coffee and teh tarik. Just covering all the bases with the weather!

We’re excited about our fresh coconut milk which will be used in the desserts made with our specially imported machine. It’s hard work but makes such a difference to the flavour. With homemade pandan infused noodles for the traditional cendol and ais kacang desserts, and sweet palm sugar syrup, it makes a delicious refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day.

 

Coconut grater

Killer coconut grating machine

Coconut Milk Grated coconut

A Purveyor of Fine Literature

  • W&T shop frontUPDATE: I’m so sad that Woolfson & Tay closed down but am leaving this post as a tribute to one of the best independent bookshops and nasi lemak sellers in London. Sadly missed…

Hang on a moment, I hear you say – what does a bookshop have to do with a street food market? All will become clear…

Our second vendor can only be described as the perfect bookshop. Still… what does this have to do with food, I hear you holler. Bear with me…

Woolfson & Tay is a local independent bookshop, very conveniently placed just around the corner from my office, and a mere skip and a hop from the venue on Union Street, where our first pop-up market is being held. Originally the bookshop was in that delightful corner of London that is Bermondsey Square and I tried to make it over there whenever I could. Their selection of books is thoughtful and seems to cover the whole spectrum of fiction and non-fiction that particularly tickles my fancy. A cookery book or travel writing, new novels or classics, children’s book or minority writing – it’s all there with handy tips from the team on which are their recommended reads, or you could have a chat with them about the books if you needed a bit of a steer. But when their lease came up, they moved into Bear Lane and that’s when I really got to know more about them.

Imagine my excitement, whilst plodding my weary way to work one morning to see a sign go up in an empty unit proclaiming that W&T would be opening there soon. Ooo – straight off to the internet went I, and lo and behold, it was true – W&T were coming! And what’s that – they hold author talks and events… and they have tai chi classes on Saturdays… and they have hot beverages and amazing cakes by Kaelie…

Cakes by Kaelie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an excessively cute dog

Matzo

 

…and, this is when I nearly fell off my chair… HOT ASIAN LUNCHES. Oh… my… god… that I didn’t know… is this the perfect bookshop or what?

Next thought in my mind was – what kind of Asian lunches? They were still in the process of refurbishing and there were no details on the proposed menu on the website yet. Still, this was a big step in my evil aim to make this part of London my little South East Asian culinary enclave. I had a suspicion that Tay might be Malaysian which could only bode well. As countdown commenced to their opening day, they announced a soft opening – no lunches yet but soon to follow. Positively champing at the bit by this point, their menu went up for the first week’s lunches – a different meat or veggie option each day ranging from Malaysian chicken curry (yes!) to Chinese mushroom and chicken cooked with goji berries (sounded Chinese but could be Malaysian Chinese), and other tasty sounding dishes.

First lunch day – oh no, lunchtime meeting, I couldn’t go – but my Malaysian food obsessed colleague went down and came back with chicken curry and rice. He was unsure… needed more chilli and spices, might be watered down for English tastes. Oh dear, I thought, that’s a shame. But then the following week, nasi lemak was on the menu. Undeterred I was straight down there and delighted to see a huge vat of rich, unguent chicken curry swimming with curry leaves, star anise, cinnamon sticks emitting an heady aroma. This was accompanied by a thick, rich, radioactively red chilli sambal, ikan bilis (crispy fried anchovies), cucumber and coconut rice. With my bounty hot in my hands, back at my desk was the great unveiling of what has become a firm Bankside favourite. Oh the curry was good – thick and full of flavour. The sambal was sweat-inducingly spicy (and has become even more so over the months) and the ikan bilis were crunchy little morsels of salty, savoury delight. I thrust my plastic box of deliciousness in front of my colleague’s face who agreed that it looked much improved, and on tasting he proclaimed it so. A success!

W&T Nasi LemakWoolfson & Tay has become a firm lunchtime favourite at our office now. We takeaway several times a week and are sad when Frances Tay is away because she does the cooking, and we are therefore deprived of the tasty goodness they provide. As word of mouth grows, they’ve become busier and busier, and Tuesdays are now Nasi Lemak Tuesdays when we have to get down there quick before the food sells out – usually by 13:00. They are introducing another Malaysian favourite – curry laksa on Thursdays, and I can’t wait.

It was therefore a no-brainer when selecting vendors for the market to ask the lovely Fran to set up a stall to sell her delicious nasi lemak. I really can’t wait!