I love South-East Asian food and I am always on the look out for places that sell authentic tasting food back home in London. Pimp My Ramen in Greenwich is one of my absolute favourites along with East Street off of Tottenham Court Road but this weekend a little place in Borough Market called Wokit became a strong contender in my list.
Closest train/tube station: London Bridge
Price Range: 1/5
Wokit serves a large range of healthy rice and noodle stir-fry dishes; you choose your base, mixer and sauce, creating endless delicious combinations of asian flavours. Vegetarians, vegans and allergies are all catered for and will not be short for choices, I was particularly impressed with how well set out their menu was, clearly labelled for all dietary requirements. Wokit pride themselves on the fresh and local sourcing of all their ingredients – all produce is bought from Borough Market, you can’t really get much more local!
After finally deciding on Udon Noodles with fresh vegetables and Tofu topped with a Teriyaki-Tamari sauce, we found a seat. Seating is available both inside and out, as it was a cold February afternoon we found a seat inside, the decor inside Wokit is another beautiful little touch that adds to the atmosphere, hand painted Asian illustrations cover the walls. One thing I absolutely love about this place is that the Chef’s are situated in full view in the centre of the restaurant, meaning you can watch your meal being prepared freshly from scratch to finish – these guys have nothing to hide!
Our food arrived quickly and I was not disappointed. The pot was filled with so much flavour and the perfect amount of all ingredients, the tofu was also cooked to perfection – which trust me is not always easy to find. It was honestly hard to believe something that tasted so good could be considered a healthy option. My boyfriend had rice noodles with beef and vegetables topped with a Miso-Coriander sauce, which he assured me was just as good. For our portion size we went for the smaller pots rather than the large, however I still couldn’t finish mine as it was super filling, so make sure you are really hungry if you go for the large.
My meal along with a bottle of water came to £7.50, which I really do not think is bad at all for a fresh, filling healthy meal in Central London, you would easily pay just under that for a sandwich meal deal in somewhere like Marks and Spencers – an option that would not be fresh or as healthy. I will absolutely be visiting the friendly guys at Wokit again next time I am by Borough Market and I cannot wait to try more of their combinations.
Monday……………….. 11.30am – 8pm
Tuesday………………. 11.30am – 8pm
Wednesday………….. 11.30am – 9pm
Thursday………………… 11am – 10pm
Friday………………………. 11am – 11pm
Saturday…………………. 11am – 10pm
3 Stoney Street
London, SE1 9AA