A Thai pork dish has been voted Londoners’s favourite food.
The Mayor of London launched the #MyLondonDish competition earlier this year, calling on food lovers to vote for the dish they think makes the capital the world’s leading culinary hotspot.
The "Moo Ping" dish from independent street food vendors KraPow! LDN in Druid Street Market in Bermondsey, south east London, has today been revealed as the winner. The dish consists of sweet, marinated pork chunks served on brown Thai jasmine rice with mint and cucumber salad and a spicy, sour Nam Jim Jaew dipping sauce.
Paul Ambrose, co-founder of KraPow LDN, said of the dish: “Street food is one of the great things about living in or visiting Thailand, and Moo Ping is delicious and ever-present in Chiang Mai. Any time of day or night you can find someone with a mobile charcoal BBQ cooking little sweet slivers of pork on bamboo skewers. Now, Londoners are enjoying the dish each week and discovering new flavours.”
The #MyLondonDish competition originally asked people from across the capital to Instagram their favourite dish with the hashtag #MyLondonDish. Top dishes were shortlisted and then voted for on the Visit London website.
The winning dish was originally posted on Instagram by food blogger @LondonFoodBoy. He said: “With so much variety available, we are spoiled with the London food scene. There is so much to explore, and I encourage all to do so."
Other top dishes included chicken tikka masala, which was homemade and posted by food site Proper Tasty, rainbow croissants by Hotel Café Royal and Shoyu Tonkotsu - a Japanese dish at Monohon Ramen in Old Street.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is the culinary capital of the world, with flavours and inspiration from across the globe. As well as having some of the most esteemed and pioneering restaurants, our great city is home to a variety of wonderful food markets, independent traders, pop-ups and local eateries – all of which contribute to London’s amazing melting pot of cuisine. Huge congratulations to KraPow LDN for scooping the title of my #MyLondonDish."