A foodie walk through Taste of London

I finally got myself some tickets to Taste of London on it’s 10th year! I know I should have gone sooner but I am usually away but there was no stopping me this year.

The first thing, after speaking to some fellow foodie friends was to make a strategy. I did some research and identified a few “must eats” and I did arrive hungry, this was a great idea! There is so much delicious foods everywhere, I even managed to spot some famous chefs walking around, sampling the foods! For anyone interested in eating well, this if the place to come. There is so much on offer I am quite sure there is something for everyone! Here are some pictures, it was a great evening!

A walk thought Taste of Thailand show cased the variety of foods but the most eye catching was a man carving a melon.


It was the most amazing and intricate carving I have ever seen! I was so impressed!


I found some Thai wines and the dry Chening Blac was very nice indeed.


I liked all the foods but the slider made from Iberico pork was everything a burger is about! Cooked to perfection, full of flavor and so juicy! Bought from the Opera Tavern.


After this we went to one of my absolute favorite restaurants, Bar Boloud and had a pulled pork slider and a pork and cheddar hot dog, delicious.  Unfortunately we ate the hot dog before any pictures were taken! It has to be a compliment to the hot dog!


There was plenty to buy.

Protein bread


Tempting and innovative marshmallows


We had an utterly delicious and super tender lamb chop from Roka. I wish all my barbecues could taste like this!


From Roka we also shared a couple of Gindara to kani no gyoza, black cod, crab and crayfish dumplings. They were sublime.


This looked delicious, also from Roka, teriaki sake no salada, salmon teriyaki and grilled vegetable salad with a citrus and miso dressing.


Club Gascon had by far the most indulgent burger around, toasted bun with seared foie gras and truffle! What is there not to love?


They also had this interesting looking dish, pine smoked lovehearts and oyster pearls


I have a very large weakness for pork belly, when walking past Savoy grill my eye spied charcoal grilled pork belly and I knew I had to get some. The flavor had the wonderful charcoal  smokiness and it was melt in your mouth good.


The other day someone mentioned a vodka that came in a bottle shaped like a skull and all of the sudden I found myself looking at the very same vodka! The bottle comes in the shape of a skull, very eye catching and the vodka inside is quadruple distilled and filtered through Herkimer diamonds. I am not quite sure what the diamonds do but the bottle looks cool!


I walked past the biggest truffle I have ever seen! I just had to stop and take a picture! Imagine all the truffled foods I could have done with that!


After a good three and a half hours we were ready to leave, with 10 crowns left it was just enough for a stop at Kaspar’s and a lobster and avocado cocktail, and just as I had placed my order and paid I spotted the salmon sausage and it looked amazing. There was no room left for anything else but another drink and after that it was time to head home.


I am glad I had a look beforehand, even if the portions are small there are so many delicious thing to choose from. We were lucky with the weather, it was warm and such a nice way to spend a Friday evening.

9 Responses to “A foodie walk through Taste of London”
  1. I had the pork belly from the Savoy Grill stand too. It was absolutely delicious!

    Take a look at what else I got up to when I was at Taste of London yesterday here: http://chillimarmalade.com/2013/06/22/taste-of-london-2013/

    • petra08 says:

      hi Emily

      Thanks for stopping by!
      I went yesterday as well! The Iberico pork burger was amazing and I wish my pork belly tasted like the one from the Savoy Grill! Great event wasn’t it? did you buy anything?

      • Yeah, I came away with some White Truffle Sauce from San Pietro a Pettine and a couple of bottles of olive oil from Danilo Manco. The only complaint I have is lack of seating ANYWHERE. Would have been lovely to sit and enjoy a glass of bubbly at the end of the day…

  2. reijosfood says:

    A week ago in Finland – Taste of Helsinki

  3. Woah looks like Taste of London is much more palatable than Taste of Amsterdam. That watermelon is amazing!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Francesca
      It was amazing, I have to admit I could not have a taste of everything I wanted to and it was so big as well! The watermelon was so fantastic, I would never even get the idea! 🙂 I did see some of the things I tried on the menus so might have to try some of the restaurants now as well!

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