Earlier this week, I went along to the Vegan Street Food VIP Tasting Night at Tampopo restaurant in The Corn Exchange, Manchester. I had heard brilliant things about this place from friends so I was keen to test out their food for myself. Tampopo is an authentic Pan Asian restaurant with flavours from all over this area of the world, stretching from India to Indonesia. After five months travelling around South East Asia during the summer of 2014 myself, I love indulging in this cuisine.
The restaurant was showcasing the work of Jackie Kearney who is both a Master chef 2011 finalist AND a British street food award 2012 finalist, and owner of The Hungry Gecko. We were to taste recipes from her new book ‘Vegan Street Food’. Both ‘street food’ and ‘vegan food’ are quite trendy concepts at the moment but never have I tried these together.