Woop woop! After returning from Croatia and then moving into the new apartment, I have finally managed to get the wifi up and running and back to writing these posts. Apologies for the lack of content recently. However, with the weather as glorious as it is, it seems that it’s the peak of summer and the perfect conditions for kicking back with a beer and indulging in some of London’s finest street food. So my treat for you all today is a look at Capish? Italian American street food created by two girls on a mission to fill their patron’s bellies with incredible creations that ensure you’ll be coming back for more!
Arriving at KERB I knew exactly what I wanted. I’d seen a lot of hype on the Twitter feed about the Capish? crew and also got to witness their tremendous efforts at The Gun’s Slider Decider in May, where they came 9th out of 25 contestants! A pretty impressive result when you realise that they were serving meatball sliders amongst a field of mini burgers! So when I finally got the opportunity to sample some of their meatballs I headed straight for the sizeable queue and waited with fingers crossed that they weren’t about to sell out!
I clocked this sign as I was queueing too. The Braciole, pronounced Bra-Zhole, is a combination of thin slices of beef, stuffed with pecorino (cheese made from ewe’s milk), parsley, garlic and chilli, rolled and then slow cooked in a bone marrow sauce!
It had my friend sold in a second but I was sticking to my guns and ordering the Meatball Sub! Pork & beef meatballs in a marinara sauce, covered in provolone cheese sauce. I also opted for a couple of chillies too, just to warm the palate a bit.
We dived straight in, starting with the Braciole. How good does that little parcel look? Oozing Pecorino and delicious beef and bone marrow sauce.
After the first bite he was singing its praises. It had a really strong beefy flavour with the meat cooked to perfection, tender and succulent, it melted as soon as it touched your tongue. The brioche bun made the perfect parcel, absorbing all the juices and still producing that satisfactory soft sweet bite that we’ve all come to love.
I couldn’t take anymore of watching him scoff the Braciole and made for my Meatball Sub. Watching the Provolone cheese being poured inside had got my mouth watering and when I unwrapped the beast, I was in for a real treat. It looked incredible! The cheese and marinara sauce had fused together, creating the perfect coating for the juicy balls of meat!
They packed a real punch of flavour too as they were beautifully seasoned. The cheese sauce was the real star here though. It’s consistency, strong flavours and the way it complimented the rest of the ingredients just finished the whole thing off perfectly. Like most delicious hand held foods, I ended up getting covered in the contents of the sub. Unaware until the final bite, as I was too worried about trying to savour the flavours before it was all over.
These girls really know what they’re doing when it comes to Italian-American street food. MY friend and I both agreed that this had been one of our favourite KERB experiences so far, and believe me, there has been quite a few. The Capish? girls are already well known for their food but if you haven’t managed to sample some of their culinary delights you can catch them at a number of markets throughout the week. Check out their Twitter to stay informed!
One more thing! Just before I left KERB I caught eye of The Ice Kitchen. With the sun beaming down I knew I had to finish this trip to the Gherkin off only one way. The Ice Kitchen create gourmet artisan ice lollies, both classic and new flavourings and even some really crazy combinations that will have you double-taking! They’ve recently released adult only lollies too. The Poptail is an alcoholic ice lolly created from some of the summer’s most loved cocktails. This is sure to be a fan favourite if the weather continues to be as glorious as it is.
I went for the Strawberry, Pepper & White Chocolate, in the mindset that it would be refreshing but also that dipped white chocolate adds a little extra indulgence too. It was easily one of the best ice lollies I have ever had. The flavour was so strong and the taste and texture was 100% natural, with the strawberry seeds and all!
I’ve since enjoyed their White Plum & Ginger lolly and also managed to sneak a taste of my friend’s Pineapple & Coconut, which was my favourite of all three. If you manage to spot them at one of London’s notorious foodie fests this summer, definitely head on over, you will not regret it!
We The Food Snobs x