I think I could spend an awful long time at Borough Market. I’ve always promised myself that one day I will take the day off work and have breakfast, lunch and dinner there – with a few drinks at The Market Porter pub in between. I’m struggling to think of a better way to spend the day. In this instance however, I was just spending a well-deserved lunch break on Friday.
I’m lucky enough to work near Borough Market, so have eaten there plenty of times. And with so much great food there, it could almost fill a blog all on its own – so I’m sure there will be many more entries in the future. But I thought the first post should also be a first for me. Something that I’ve never had there before.
It almost surprises me to say that the first goes to Applebee’s Fish Shop and Cafe. It’s a stall that sits out the front of the cafe and sells freshly made wraps. As you enter the market the smell fills the air and tempts you to join the queue. So that’s exactly what I did.
The nice thing about standing in the queue is that they smell so good. And the nearer you get to the front, the better and stronger the smell gets. I also really enjoyed watching the fresh fish and prawns being cooked to order. It was making me feel so hungry that I almost ordered two. And I wish I did. Not that one wasn’t enough.
I went for a Cajun Fish and Prawn Wrap. But you could also have Garlic Prawn only. Both with salad, creme fraiche and sweet chili sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla. The wrap itself was perfect. What I loved was the fact that each bite gave you something different.
The spices on the fish were just enough to give some interesting flavour without overpowering the fish itself. And the prawns were big, juicy and perfectly cooked. It was really satisfying to eat. And put a big smile on my face as it feels as fresh and healthy as it no doubt is. I don’t know why it took me so long to try one. But I know I won’t be leaving it too long for the next one.
Cajun Fish and Prawn Wrap