Five new street food vendors have been welcomed to Trinity Kitchen. The latest line up at the ever-popular Leeds location includes Longhorn Steak Co., Dim Sum Su, El Kouzina, Little Red Food Truck and Tikk’s Thai Kitchen.
Some of these vendors are back by popular demand; others are new to Trinity, but all are bringing unique dishes to Leeds for the next nine weeks. Last weekend, Leeds Living and others were invited to Trinity’s September Supper Club to try some of the fabulous food on offer.
First up for us was Dim Sum Su – a food truck offering food from the streets of Hong Kong. The oriental specialist had an interesting menu which included steamed buns, handmade dumplings, crispy wontons and pork belly bao. I liked the effort that Dim Sum Su had obviously gone to, to accommodate vegan and vegetarians, with dishes such as the banana blossom bao. Unable to try everything, we opted for the beef bao buns, which were fab. The portion size was generous, the meat was moist and packed full of flavour, and the buns were soft and fluffy – what more could you want? We really enjoyed the food and can see why this fab food vendor won the people’s award at the British St Food awards in 2017.
As lovers of Thai food, we then headed for Tiki’s Thai Kitchen. This vendor is Yorkshire based but works to showcase the best of Southern Thai street food, offering dishes like beef Massaman curry and satay skewers. With so much delicious food on the menu, it was tough to pick just one dish. However, we eventually opted for the Thai Satay Taco. The chicken was well cooked, and the taco shell was light, but it was the satay sauce that really elevated the dish. We also loved the addition of fresh salad, crunchy pickles and spicy chilli. I am already planning my next trip to this oriental specialist and have my thoughts on the crispy prawns.
Taking just a few steps across the forecourt but halfway across the world in terms of food, up next was the Little Red Food Truck, and a burger and fries selection. The tray of food we were served included two cheeseburgers and a mountain of crispy, well-seasoned fries. The meat patties were moist, well cooked and super tasty, whilst the buns were soft and held the meat patties perfectly. We liked the meat to salad ratio and thought the burger sauce was a fab addition. The fries were almost as good as the burgers themselves. They were smothered in tomato sauce and mayonnaise – just how we like them!
Unfortunately, we didn’t have time (or stomach space) to try a toasted khoubz flatbread from El Kouzina, although their food looked incredible, and would usually be one of my first picks as I love Ottoman food – it will be at the top of my list on my next visit. We also weren’t able to try a Longhorn steak sandwich from Lets Go! Street Food although we will also have to make a trip back for them as we can’t miss out on trying one of their mighty meaty feasts, especially when there are toppings like blue cheese and chipotle!
As usual, we had a great time at Trinity Kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed the food on offer. Make sure you head over in the next few weeks so as not to miss out on this the latest in the series of fabulous food trucks.
Feature photograph provided by umpf.
All other photographs by Gemma Bridge.
Gemma, a PhD student at Leeds Beckett University, has been writing for over 6 years, and loves to share what’s going on in and around Leeds. She is also an international athlete, artist and creator of Leeds Food Guide. You can find her on Instagram at: @GLB_racewalk, @GLB_creations or @LeedsFoodGuide