Occupying a corner of Union Street, right opposite Soul Bar, is So... - a popular spot for city dwellers grabbing lunch or a coffee to go as they go about their busy days. Once a month however So... are shaking things up with an evening street food pop up!
You can imagine my excitement when they asked me along to their bloggers table at their most recent event! Joining me were Lesley and Michelle of Lost in food, Sarah of BVE, Katherine Elizabeth, Lauren of Girl off duty and the fabulous Kelly of Maverick Baking.
First things first, lets talk about that prosecco. Is there any better way to pimp your pink fizz than adding candyfloss?! So simple yet effective. I wanted one, badly.
The menu had a bit of a fiery theme going on with a mixture of worldly dishes to choose from. It took us some time to decide but luckily Sarah was on hand with some nachos, chilli and salsa with cheese dip and fabulous espresso martinis to keep us going in the meantime.
Eventually I settled on the Mother Clucker - partly because it sounded tasty and partly because I just like saying it out loud! The crispy cornflake coated chicken was lovely with the slaw and manchego cheese waffle, if a little dry. I would of liked to soak up a bit more maple syrup or maybe even cheese sauce (?!) with the waffle.
As usual my eyes were bigger than my belly and I couldn't resist ordering onion bhajis on the side. These were amazingly flavoursome! I'd expected much smaller portions for street food so was pleasantly surprised.
Between us we ordered pretty much the whole menu with everything from the cola glazed ribs, Indian bento box, kraft mac and nacho friend adorning our table. I have it on good authority it's all as tasty as it looks. The crispy fried okra was an unusual delight!
I was delighted when the extra order of money bags arrived at our table. These bad boys are a coconut tofu taste sensation! A must try if you spot them on a So menu any time soon.
Onto dessert. I was almost swayed by the London Fog and white chocolate Tea'ramisu but upon inspection decided it was way too much even for my extra dessert stomach. I plumped for the affogato instead - a great alternative to the espresso martinis - to keep me awake for the journey home! The missing hint of amaretto in the biscuit was the only disappointment of the evening. (Apart from forgetting to photograph the affogato)!
Photo by Lost in Food.
Is there anything better than great food shared with great people?
Keep an eye out on Facebook and round up your tribe for the next street food pop up at So.. Aberdeen.