Monday, 11 October 2010

The Meatwagon - Towpath Festival, Hackney

I don’t think I’ve ever been so eager to try a burger before as I’d been reading about The Meatwagon long before we made the move down to London. Yianni and his Meatwagon is normally only found in the Peckham area and is fast becoming a legend amongst the twittering classes.

It’s definitely already a favourite amongst those who have made the effort to track down this seemingly innocuous street vendor. So when I found out he was making a rare appearance North of the Thames I had to take the chance to get over and see what all the fuss was about!

The Towpath Festival was literally just that; A small festival perched on the towpath of the Regents Park canal, not far from Haggerston station and opposite the Towpath cafe.

In aid of Warchild the festival was an excellent way to spend an afternoon chilling out by the canal, listening to some music and filling our faces. We got there early and the orders were already flowing in.

You can probably guess that the first thing I did was join the queue? It’s clear every aspect of the burger has been thought about in great detail. The meat was cooked to perfection, beautifully rare, juicy and packed full of good ground beef.

The bread mopped up the sweet juices perfectly but held its own where other buns might have fallen apart. The cheese spot on; suitably plastic and the garnish was the perfect side to the majestically cooked meat.

All in all it was like no other burger I’d eaten before, I’d liken it more to a really good Steak Hache. It owes a lot to the quality of meat and the sheer thought that has gone into its production. If you haven’t tried the Meatwagon you really should...

The Meatwagon very successfully and simply takes something quite humble and turns it into the sublime just with a little attention to detail.

1 comment:

  1. very jealous of you... I've heard so much about the meatwagon!