Words: Shamim de Brún
Words: Shamim de Brún
May is here, and so are the sexy-looking dishes. We’ve consolidated all the best-looking bits into one handy article for your care and attention. So if you’re looking to eat in Dublin this week, then this is the list for you.
If you’re feeling a little like 90s pop girl group and feel like it’s time to spice up your life then this week you’re gonna want to dive into the wonderful world of tostadas. What’s a tostada, you ask? Well, it’s basically a crispy fried or toasted tortilla that’s loaded up with all your favourite toppings. Think guacamole, refried beans, salsa, and any kind of protein your heart desires. The Tostada at Oralé in Pawn Shop have a sturdy, flat base and are decked out in Irish ingredients with a Mexican flare. The. perfect little snack with a pint for the week that’s in it.
It’s cutting season and we’re all on the hunt for the next macro focused food that feels like a treat. Well, look no further than the Honey and Sesame Roasted Irish Carrots, Chickpeas, Heritage Kale, and Tahini and Lime Labneh salad from Tiller and Green. This baby is packed with roasted veggies that are sweet, savoury, and just the right amount of crispy. And let’s talk about that tahini and lime labneh – it’s like the perfect tangy and creamy dressing that takes this salad to the next level. Plus, with all those chickpeas and kale, you’ll be feeling super healthy and smug about your life choices. So if you’re looking for a salad that’s not boring AF, give this bad boy a try.
You need to get your hands on Sceal Bakerie’s Kimchi Bear Claw ASAP. Yes, you heard me right – this is a flaky, buttery pastry filled with kimchi and other spicy, savoury goodness. Made from fresh crunchy house-made kimchi, kimchi bechamel sauce, Coolea cheese, hot sauce glaze and Tōgarashi, this bad boy was a sell-out favourite on its last run. Many lucky eaters are still talking about it like it was a revelatory experience. So it’s a definite must
Any excise to eat pastry, really. Soup’s Daal Makhani in a rich golden shortcrust pastry, served with toasted coconut yoghurt. This savoury pie is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before – the crispy pastry gives way to a creamy, spiced dal that’s bursting with flavour. That coconut yoghurt looks like the perfect creamy complement that takes this dish to the next level. They’ll make you want to do a happy dance on the Dart just thinking about them.
This bad boy is like a ray of sunshine in pastry form. Just look at that picture – the delicate choux pastry is filled with a tangy and sweet lemon curd cream. It looks like something you imagine only exists in Parisian novellas. It is the ultimate treat of the week this week. If you’re in the D8 area it would be a crime to miss it.
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