Farang, Fulham Market

Introducing my latest Asian food discovery situated in West London – a Thai street food find named Farang.

In a nutshell, Fulham Broadway’s old ticket hall has turned into a palace of food and drink! A new world of street food served at its best.

Set in the Edwardian underground station, Farang London presents modern Thai street food with a key focus on fusing seasonal ingredients, with of course home-made Thai street food.

Within the street food market, there’s a dozen other independent food & drink stalls of which one of them took our fancy on our arrival – with the luring smell of strong caffeine at Press Coffee.

I highly recommend this place to grab a coffee & go or even drink in at the local market and soak up the atmosphere. I soon found out about the Press Coffee founders, Davide Pastorino and Andy Wells, who have three coffee shops across the City and Chancery Lane where they source and roast high-quality beans from all over the world. Think I’ll be heading to another one of their stops for my next caffeine boost…

So back to Thai food at Farang! Upon approaching the Thai food stall, I was curious to see their chef, Sebastian Holmes, has his book for sale on display which is enticing to go through all of the recipes being which are being served to the public.

Within the kitchen at Farang, their new dishes consist of the famous Massaman curry of whole confit duck leg served with grilled peach, pineapple, peanuts and seasonal vegetables and Curried hand-dived grilled scallop with fresh green peppercorns and Thai sweet basil served in the shell.

I ordered their most popular dish – the ‘Crying Tiger’ which includes grilled beef served with Thai shallots, herbs and smokey chilli and lime dressing – obviously not made with real ‘Tigers’.

Grilled beef served with Asian flavours is always an option that is high on my list when visiting Thai restaurants, and so I waited with our electronic device which was given to us upon order, understanding that when it buzzed we would simply collect our food. Very cool! (Easily pleased..)

The ‘Crying Tiger Grilled Beef Noodles’ arrived and did not disappoint! Filled with a concoction of ingredients from the Thai shallots, fresh herbs, & smokey chilli & lime dressing, I found the meal to be fairly priced at £9 a dish.

The menu also offers side dishes such as Pomelo & lemongrass salad (V) priced at £5.50; and Physalis, peanuts, mint, coriander & mandarin (have it LARGE, with rice, priced at £6.50). A wide array of unique and interesting spices & ingredients are therefore offered at this place for all the ‘foodie’ Londoners to enjoy.

There you have it – the very best of fresh Modern Thai street food and British produce. Make sure to take a trip when down South.

Opening Hours:

Tue – Fri 17.30 – 22.30
Sat 12.00 – 15.30   17.30 – 22.30
Sun 12.00 – 16.00

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