we were meeting an old schoolmate (now residing with his family in london for his sabbatical) for early dinner this evening at burger & lobster on 29.4.2017.
and afterwards to walk over to the beautiful pedestrian millenium bridge linking tate modern on the south side of the thames to st pauls across the river.
i bought some milk, eggs & granola earlier. as we were having street eats then early dinner, a light breakfast would do, so we had a hard-boiled egg & a bowl of granola with milk each. 🙂
then we set off.
we had the pleasure of viewing the art piece? IFO – identified flying object in broad daylight..
bird cage?? haha…anyway…quite nice la..
my photographer friend could not resist a shoot of the st pancras clock tower, constructed between 1866 and 1873…
maybe next time?
a magnificient building like to capture on camera…
we took the tube to london bridge station, and borough market was just round the corner of the block.
we all had the oyster card, will travel.
like old london pro…
we were early at 11am. borough market not yet crowded & congested.
folks were having an early morning beer, a great bazaar atmosphere.
a rather interesting ambience.
among the first stalls we saw was the fresh seafood stall, and some cured items.
we were drawn to the oyster stall – large freshly shucked oysters for £2 each. this size oyster sashimi would be like S$12++ in a japanese restaurant in singapore.
no short of people queueing up to sample the large, plump, sweet oysters, no metallic taste.
opposite the fresh oyster stall was the herb chicken (furness foodhut advertising malaysian curry chicken).
i tasted, was quite nice with the herbs, not sure how it is malaysian curry??
my friends weren’t keen..they were fed too much chicken on the MAS flight….
at the same stall was bomba paella.
i tried that the last time i was here. didn’t think it was good.
more crowd now..
i stood in line for the short few person queue for the must-have roast sandwich.
we decided on the crackling belly pork sandwich.
my 2 friends though this was the best food here. pork was sweet, tasty & moist. actually the skin was NOT crackling enough & so slightly tough. & the baguette was not that great. the brioche i had previously at the duck confit stall & at maltby market were much better.
Roast restaurant is just atop on the second level. can consider trying it sometime but not a priority.
next we went to try the duck confit.
we decided not to have bread, so we ordered a salad.
today the duck confit was not so good too.
the flavour still there, but it was a bit stringy & the texture a bit dry & tough.
the greens complement the dish a bit. overall it was passable but not great.
from this side we could see the shard building behind. 🙂
more crowd milling around the market.
my friends weren’t keen on another sandwich though the chorizo sandwich was good from my last visit here.
we went into the shop, tried the iberico cured ham (prosciutto) & bought a packet.
we looked at 2 fruit stalls, one opposite the duck confit.
we decided to buy from the stall on the outside.
we bought packet of strawberries (i think 400g) for £2, and cherries for £1.
we walked past bomba paella to the other side.
there is the green market, selling fruits, vegetables, cheese etc.
it was now very crowded.
we walked to the back of the market. wanted to take a cuppa, but the stall was quite crowded.
likewise the monmouth cafe at the other side (duck confit) we were on earlier also had a long queue.
we decided to start walking over to the millenium bridge & pick up a coffee along the way.
8 Southwark St, London
Tel: 020 7407 1002
|Monday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Thursday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Friday||10:00 – 18:00||Full Market|
|Saturday||8:00 – 17:00||Full Market|