First canteen by Carl Clarke et David Wolanski (it now has a sister place in Seven Dials), here, the (grass-fed, of course) chicken is brined in buttermilk before sizzling under Asian influence at full blast, just like the playlist.
The Kung Pao-glazed drumsticks (peanuts, Szechuan chilli, spring onion) are best eaten with both hands and splashed in miso-ginger mayo, the K-pop bun bursts with gochujang mayo, chilli vinegar and slaw, and we’ll long remember the Szechuan aubergine marinated in black beans paste and Chinese vinegar. The picture would be incomplete if you didn’t see Pink Elephants (vodka, banana, pineapple, pomegranate, citrus, sour) thanks to the high-level cocktails!
How much?Starters: £5-8 - Mains: £8-12, whole chicken £25
Sides: £3.50-4.50 - Desserts: £5
Where, when, how?Opening times: Tuesday-Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 6-10.30pm, Saturday 12-3.30pm and 6-10.30pm, Sunday 12-3.30pm and 6-9.30pm
Location: 390 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Tube stations: Haggerston, Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland, London Fields
Telephone: +44 (0)203 6208 728