Monday, 5 September 2016

Cardiff's Street Food Circus

Being a lover of food I couldn't help but be intrigued by a Facebook event advertising Cardiff's Street Food Circus. So on a cloudy Saturday I made my way down to the city to have a nose and quite literally feed my curiosity.

The Street Food Circus is nestled between trees at Sophia Gardens. You can smell the food before you see the large blue and red tent emerging from the trees and after a quick bag search (no alcohol can be brought in) I found myself surrounded by a vast range of food trucks.

If you are ever unlucky enough to have food with me you will see that I take ages to decide and so I walked around the vans multiple times. It filled up with people quickly walking past with paper plates and plastic bowls of food. With so much on offer from chicken wings and tacos to seaside popcorn and thai curries there was definitely something for everyone.

I finally chose a van called 'Patagonia' and ordered the Patagonian cheese steak sandwich. Having been served I made my way over to the big top which was lined with wooden tables and benches and squeezed myself in. I'm a big believer in the fact that food brings people together and this was no exception. Under the light of a giant disco ball, 'What have you got?' and 'That looks good' could be heard frequently. 

I have to say that I was not disappointed in my own choice with the 48 hour braised beef simply melting away in my mouth!

Of course, no food is complete without desert and I was not missing out on 'Science Cream' a company that produces their ice cream before your eyes by mixing their ice cream base with liquid nitrogen! This was easily one of the stalls with the longest queues but it was well worth the wait. I ordered a caramelised hazelnut and watched as the ice cream appeared from a cloud of liquid nitrogen and adorned with crushed hazelnuts and chocolate sauce. A perfect way to end my visit.

Cardiff's Street Food Circus is open on weekends (Thurs-Sun) until September 25th so make sure you head down and grab yourself a slice of the action.

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