I’ve just come back from a lovely long weekend away to Brighton. I’m fully bissotted with Brighton, was only there for 4 days with Ma’, but have decided that I would very much like to visit again and again. It’s foody heaven there, and I don’t think I even touched the sides. It left me wanting more and more; which is how every holiday should be. It’s really made me think about where I am and where I want to be in life.
The Lucky Beach
This place was so good that we went there every day. Really this should get it’s own entery into my brainlog here, but I’m being lazy and putting all my foodie stuff from Brighton into one place.
The LuckY Beech Bright is a lovely café on the beech in one of the eateries and shops in the arches… about 5 minutes heading towards Hove from the pier – walk along the see front and look out for the cafe with all the awards. They have a limited menu, about 15 items for breakfast and about 10 for lunch, but everything I tried on their menu was nothing short of stunning. The crew manning this wonderful must-visit place are a wealth of local knowledge and completely friendly. If I’d win the lotto tommorow (4 numbers and up), this would be on my list of reasons of moving to Brighton next week. I could very well see myself with a four-legged friend and a laptop setting up base for the day and pretending to my clients and collegues that i’m still in London.
Delights included :-
- a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with American style ‘hot sauce’ (on the side) in a brioche bun that has ruined all other forms of fried chicken for me.
- A French Toast (eggy bread) sandwich filled with banana and salted caramel
- Two perfectly fried eggs on soda bread sprinkled with a Marrocan spice (I think it was Sumac).
- Home Made Toffee Crisps: I don’t think they make these themselves, but get them in, but get are amazing, they’ve ruined the packeted product for me.
- Home made marshmillows: Sale your shares in Haribo.
- Pulled Pork and Coalslaw in a Brioch bun: Finally I see why the yanks go on about this one.
Pulled pork burger in a briosh bun.
Salted Caramel and Banana french toast sandwich.
Fried eggs with sumac on soda bread.
Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with alloli and hot sauce.
Pulled pork sandwich
The Mock Turtle
A delightful quentisenchally English tea room. I had my first ever Buck Rarebit, which is so much more than just cheese on toast with a poached egg. They wouldn’t give me the recipe but I’m going to experiment in recreating it when I get home.
Buck Rarebit is so much mroe than cheese on toast with an egg.
Nutella Doughnuts by the Pier
Not much to say but the joy of sitting in a freezing cold bench by the sea, with the sound of 10p-penny-drop machine to the side, huddled up with a fag and sharing 4 doughnuts with huge lashings of nutella over the top… is a delight.
Binari Korean Cuisine
This was my first foray into the world of Korean food. What we had was quite interesting in a foody sense. I had monkfish covered in a spicy sauce, and Ma’ had a one-pot rice dish that comes in a big stone bowl that continues to cook the rice as you eat it so you get all crispy bits.
Kimchi ! Veg in a chili and garlic sauce.
This was great, you have a plate with rice’n'stuff, and then you mix it up in a stone bowl with some sauce, and the rice goes crispy.
Extremely spicy monkfish dish.
German Bratwust (Christmas market stall by the shopping centre)
I never quite ‘got’ the lust of a good soss that some of my mates have. Don’t get me wrong, they’re alright, they’re just not amazing. At least, that was, until I tried this. I had the smoked one with sourkraut; I think I demolished that soss in 3 minutes flat, I’d say it didn’t even touch the sides but my face was covered in the ruminates.
Most amazing hotdog ever.
Smoked bratwurst hotdog with sourkraut… wow.
Some Other Stuff