For those of you who have bravely followed over from my first attempt at blogging you will remember how excited I was when Urban Night Feast came to Newcastle last September. Alas it was a one off event… or so I thought. So just imagine the excitement levels when I found out there was set to be a new monthly street food event in the same spot.
Boiler Shop Steamer is now in to it’s third month (held the first Friday and Saturday of each month) and this was my second outing and my birthday- excitement levels soaring.
After a casual stroll around all the stands we opt to start with a Monkfish wrap from Rileys Fish Shack. A big chunky fillet of monkfish chargrilled on the open barbeque whilst you watch. Wrapped up in a home made wrap with a delicious salsa of cucumber, capers and other such delights. Beware this is a messy one to start but so good you won’t want to share.
Next we headed back outside to the great and unusual barrel cooked sausages, “Utter Swine” from Ernest . As Alex tucked in to the North’s largest sausage I headed to try a totally new culinary delight- battered oysters from Greedy Bassets Kitchen.
I was mainly intrigued (and a little concerned) at the thought of biting into something that was crispy and crunchy on the outside and slimy on the inside. If I’m honest I thought it would make a great story! I was so surprised to discover that it was actually delicious! Perfect batter encased the oyster which had the texture of somewhere similar to a cooked mussel, it definitely did not ooze all over the place as expected.
The rest of the night was spent whiling away time enjoying the lives bands, beer from Wylam, Coffee from Ouseburn Coffee Co and a cheeky bottle of Prosecco just because we can!