July 18, 2014 Street food No Comments

Menu board

Menu board

It’s great to see the Localmotive Market at Waverley station continuing to grow and attract new customers and traders. On my regular Friday visit, I found a new treat to try, this week, in the shape of Aye Love Real Food’s scotch eggs.

Stall

Stall

Rather curiously, “gourmet” scotch eggs are something of a big deal in London, with the annual Scotch Egg Challenge, held at The Ship in Wandsworth, a regular part of the culinary calendar in those parts.

I’ve seen some attempts in Edinburgh and you do occasionally see them appearing on restaurant menus, but this gentrified version hasn’t been embraced in its homeland to quite the same level. That’s so often the way of the world, though.

Anyhoo, I was delighted to see the folks at this new stall giving things a whirl. Showcasing five different filling combos, I had a good little chat with the stall-holder before settling upon the black pudding version (£3.50), which brought together Tamworth pork, Stornoway black pudding and beautifully cooked egg, wrapped in a smart crumb coating.

Scotch egg

Scotch egg

I ate as I walked and was impressed with this very tasty and filling item. The black pudding packed punchy flavour and succulent pork made for delicious mouthfuls. The blend of textures worked very nicely, too. It was good eating.

I look forward to visiting the Aye Love Real Food stall again soon to try another of their scotch egg varieties. I’d definitely recommend a visit.

4 stars 2

Written by BKR