Nice Buns: Mei Mei's Street Cart supper club

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Mei Mei's Street Cart

A Chinese comfort hit in the form of a vegetarian supper club from Mei Mei's Street Cart.

Known as Manchester Food and Drink Festival's street food trader of the year (2014), the home of the UK's first jian bing and generally as some of the best feeders on this planet, Mei Mei's Street Cart makes a return this November, taking to The Kitchens for a special supper club with a meat-free twist.

For this one they're putting down their beef brisket bao and duck jian bings and in their place filling the table with an almighty spread of spring onion and black fungus turnip cake, five-spiced aubergine, crispy chilli tofu with cashews, szechuan braised aubergine and fried quail's egg, dry fried green beans, sesame rice and unlimited (yep!) steamed buns, plus condiments and chillies for spiking and pimping.  

Drinks-wise there will be Tsingtao beers, wine, and two cocktails: Rush Hour 2, blending spiced whisky with ginger ale and orange; No. 32 Please, with Lapsang Souchong infused tequila and lemon juice. 

Aiming to change the way Chinese food is eaten in the UK using dishes inspired by their grandma's cooking, everything is comforting, made from scratch and ethically sourced - and most definitely won't leave you hungry, meat or not meat. 

By: Jess Hardiman


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