The lowdown on the latest pop ups
Each month the familiar faces at the Market are joined by a rotating roster of exciting new guest traders, from vegan Vietnamese street food to purveyors of specialist teas. Each will be here for a few weeks only—so you’ll have to be quick to catch them.
Eat Chay serves up indulgent plant-based food inspired by Korean and Vietnamese flavours (‘chay’ means ‘vegan’ in Vietnamese). Choose from barbecued seitan with kimchi, sriracha ‘mayo’, and crispy onions, or soy ‘chick’n’ bao with pickled carrots and sweet chilli sauce, either in a billowy bao bun—and a noodle salad alongside, should you be particularly peckish—or atop a bibimbap rice bowl with beansprouts, pickled daikon, seaweed, spring onion and gochujang sauce.
Happy Eating House
Unless you’re blessed with a specialist supermarket nearby, it can be tricky to pick up what feels like authentic Asian ingredients—especially ones with a recognisable recipe. Danni of Happy Eating House set out to rectify that problem: born in South Africa to Chinese parents, her frustration at being unable to buy locally produced products that resembled the food of her childhood led her to create her own line of MSG, preservative and additive-free cooking sauces, including the familiar black bean and hoisin, alongside her own creations such as Chiu Chow chilli oil.
Watch this space for news of who will replace them