If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m pretty obsessed with eating at food markets and food stalls, and rarely am I left disappointed or with an empty stomach. Whilst the other stalls have been delicious, I think that I’ve finally found my top pick – The Frenchie, a food stall that specialises in the most drool-inducing duck confit burgers ever.
I realise that I am a little bit late to the party in terms of trying out this delicious food stall, but every time I’ve walked past there’s always a huge queue and I would have a change of heart (don’t make the same mistake I did- just join the queue if you see one! It’s worth it, I promise 🙂 ). Generally, huge, long queues are a sign of something special, so I made a mental note to try it out when I had the chance- and luckily, I happened to come across Frenchie at the Real Food Market in Southbank a few days ago.
The fun begins when you get to make your order, as you get to choose the melted cheese topping which goes into the bun. I decided to go for blue cheese and truffle honey, as I thought that the intense, tangy taste of the cheese would provide a nice contrast with the duck and the sweet honey.
You get to watch your burger being prepared as the staff grill the brioche buns and bubbling cheese, and add handfuls of duck confit and crispy duck skin scratchings to the concoction…
The flavours in this burger are incredibly varied but all go so well together. The duck confit was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and I loved the pungent kick of the cheese alongside with the duck and the sweet components of honey and onion chutney. The little bits of crispy crackling, contrasted with the light brioche bun added extra texture to the burger. This was truly a wonderful symphony of flavours- I pretty much “mmmmmed” and “ooooh” and “aaaahed” the entire time I was eating this burger, and for good reason! 😀
Whitecross St (Wed – Fri)
Real Food (Fri – Sun)
Camden Lock (Sat & Sun)
Brick Lane (Sun)
P.S. My review for Frenchie has been featured on http://www.bitecross.co.uk/frenchie/ – go check it out if you’re looking for places to eat in Whitecross Market!