I got to try out BangWok last week, if the name rings a bell it may be because you’ve tried their street food at Trinity Kitchen? However, this time they won’t be leaving after a few weeks, as Dong and his tuk tuk have set up shop in the railway arches on Sovereign Street!! A bit unsure of where that is? Well, it’s in the space where burrito traders El Topo once resided. Still no clue? How about opposite the Hilton Hotel on Neville Street, the one where loads of commuters walk everyday in the city centre.
The menu is a short and snappy list of classic, thai street food dishes; salads, noodle and rice dishes, most of which can be left veggie or pimped up with meat, chicken, pork or prawn depending on the core dish. Prices are kept easy on the pocket, with dishes priced between £4.50 and £6.50. I’m a sucker for a decent pad thai, it’s such an obvious choice for me, I rarely order anything else. Watching Dong speedily cook it within minutes, after a quick sprinkle of chilli flakes and crushed peanuts to taste, I perched on a stool and took my place at the counter. More than enough for a lunch break, it was tasty – hitting all the right notes of salty, sweet and sour, satisfyingly filling and served with a smile!
I really hope this is a massive success for Dong and the BangWok team!!!
BangWok are open Monday – Friday lunchtimes (12 – 3 pm).