Street of Beijing
Where No1 Sushi traded for many years, Street of Beijing has recently taken over. As the name suggests, it focusses on Chinese street food dishes which sounded quite intriguing to me. I popped in to check it out.
The set-up is much as before with the sushi counter morphed slightly into a hot plate and assembly line. I took a seat in their front dining area and looked over the menu boards.
The friendly counter man talked me through some of the options. I eventually settled upon their pork rou jia mo meal deal. This was made up of a special flatbread filled with braised pork, some spring rolls and a soft drink.
This was prepped to order and soon with me served in paper bags.
The spring rolls were nicely crisp with a fairly nondescript if pleasant filling.
The main course was a notch or two better. Slow braised pork was generously crammed into what looked like a big bao bun but had more of a middle eastern flatbread texture. Packed with five-spice goodness, the was richly tasty stuff. I enjoyed it a lot.
So overall, Street of Beijing looks to offer a fresh addition to our informal dining options. It’s very well placed if you’re in need of a quick bite before the Cameo or the King’s so should do well. I particularly enjoyed the rou jia mo and will be back to try the beef version before long. Give it a look when next you’re in these parts.
Blythe scores Street of Beijing
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: rou jia mo (braised pork in special flatbread), spring rolls
I drank: water
I wore: new overcoat
Total bill: £5.99
Address: 37 Home Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JP