Whewwww there’s a lot of my travel stuff that I haven’t gone through from my Europe trip back in July. One of my favourite areas to visit and be touristy is South Kensington area. When it comes to travelling, I’m a firm believer in eating little things throughout the day so I can jam pack as much tastes as I can savour. South Kensington is in the western part of London, with popular museums such as Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Musuem as well as the Natural History Musuem. Between all the museum hopping, sustenance is required in between.
One of my food stops was at Brompton Food Market. They have an adorable garden in the back but it’s always crowded to sit and eat there, and I was too hungry to wait for a table. We ate in their downstairs basement which was equally decorated beautifully.
Of course London is famous for tea, scones, and sandwiches (and a bunch of other food things.) My boyfriend and I got two sandwiches: Rare roast beef sandwich (£13.95) and the Honey Roast Ham Cheddar Sandwich (£9.25.) This equates to nearly $40CAD in two sandwiches, which is probably not worth it in hindsight – but we were hungry and in a touristy area.
Between the two sandwiches, the Rare roast beef was definitely the winner and I regret not paying an extra few pounds for a better second sandwich. The roast beef was warm, juicy, and hearty and contrasted well with the fried onions. That yumminess was layered with garlic mayo and homemade chimichurri sauce which made my boyfriend very well fed.
The Honey Roast Ham Cheddar Sandwich was a mouthful as I felt like there was too much bread in one bite to match the inside. I was hoping it also was layered with some hot ham, but it tasted a bit dry (which you might be able to tell in the photo.) I was hoping it be some juicy ham that also was warm, but oh well. Oddly, it came with literally half an onion and half an apple on the side.
Overall, Brompton Food Market had 10/10 ambiance, but I felt like we got one amazing sandwich, and one not as amazing for a slightly higher price. But not going to lie, I’d go back to sit in their garden cafe for a nice photo op.
I then decided to have a post lunch dessert – I needed sugar for all the walking I did. Cafe de Nata caught my eye with their delicious scent of Portuguese tarts. Portuguese tarts are one of my favourite pastries and I never had a flavoured one anywhere; only the regular eggy ones are sold in Vancouver.
It was hard to decide which flavours and I ended up with Blueberry, Coconut, and Original. Coconut was a bit too sweet but it would probably pair super well with a cup of dark coffee. All the tarts was a melt in your mouth eggy sensation and I have no regrets eating them in one sitting. Please come to Vancouver!
Lesson learned: Don’t cheap out on sandwiches, and flavoured Portuguese tarts are amazing.
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