You learn a lot about your friends by the food choices they recommend. This is one of the reasons why I get nervous when people ask me for a restaurant or place to go. If I upset them and my choice is not great, will they judge me?
The more time goes the more confident I am about my food choices and more recently I have had good feedback from friends about my recommendations.
This time I was going on a friend of a friends recommendation and not for a restaurant but a specific dish from a restaurant.
The restaurant and dish that we went for was Bread Street Kitchen and their chicken wings. Bread Street is a restaurant by Gordon Ramsey based in between St Pauls and Bank in New Change. The plan was to go and just try the chicken wings here so I won't go into too much detail on the restaurant.
The chicken wings were coated in a tamarind sauce. The glazed wings were tangy and sweet, the sticky tamarind sauce gave it a nice flavour which added to the fact that it was well cooked, meant that they were juicy and tender pieces of meat. We had 3 each between us and these were a great way to start the night.
The plan was to just have wings and cocktails and for the start of an evening it was misssion accomplished and a success. Not my most favourite wings but a good start to a good evening.
I won't say too much about Ma' Plucker. Not because it was amazing or awful just that there is not much else to say. We got there really late and were told that a few dishes were not available so we had to choose carefully.
What we did have was not that great, chicken wings were coated in buttermilk but had a burnt taste to them. Not so juicy or tasty, more crispy then anything. This was the same with the thighs, although the waffle was tasty. Not the most fluffy but nice enough.
With the rise in chicken joints from last year, this will not rank too highly for me and i will not rush back. Sorry Ma'.