It was good to be back at The Pitt market for their third outing, a couple of weeks back. It’s an event that’s doing really well and providing an excellent showcase for our growing band of street food traders.
With a fresh selection of traders to choose from, I was immediately drawn to visiting Glasgow folks Chompsky, who specialise in Japanese whatnots.
On a rather rainy day, my eye was caught by mention of panko fried cauliflower katsu with Japanese pickled vegetables (£4).
The friendly food-truck folks plated this up on a smart little tray, then handed it over. From there, I had the small matter of finding a sheltered spot to munch on the colourful goodness free from grey raindrops.
The dish proved really good eating. A very generous portion of delicious fritters, packed with punchy cauliflower flavour, was topped with warmly spiced sauce. The pickled veg offered bright little flavour bursts. I was impressed.
So overall, I very much enjoyed my first visit to Chompsky. I must track them down on home turf when I’m next in Glasgow when they’re trading. I look forward to sampling more of their high quality dishes.
Update May 2016
Happy to upgrade to five stars on the basis of the absolutely outstanding salt chilli squid I sampled at their latest visit to The Pitt. They really are doing fantastic work.