A culinary trip around the world with Six By Nico’s new street food menu – Review
Canary Wharf’s Six by Nico has once again proven its prowess in culinary innovation with the introduction of its new street food menu, an enticing journey through global flavours that takes diners on a gastronomic adventure like no other. From the vibrant streets of Mexico to the bustling markets of Southeast Asia, each dish is a carefully crafted masterpiece that pays homage to the diverse and rich tapestry of street food from around the world. Each dish is expertly paired with an accompanying wine, passionately introduced by our hosts for the evening.
Before boarding the official street food tour, we are invited to take a detour to LA where we sample a dainty mac and cheese croquette. A light crunch gives way to a smooth creamy filling, cleverly accented by a smokey chorizo emulsion. As wine pairing isn’t introduced for the snack, We accompany this dish with with a delicately flavoured Shanghai Spritz. The refreshingly light aperitif features Coconut Rum, Edinburgh Orange Blossom & Mandarin, Attivo Sparkling Wine and Soda.
The main menu opens with a trip to Seoul in the form of a Gochujang Pork Steamed Bun. A delightfully soft and fluffy parcel unleashes a flavour explosion of spiced pork and ginger, delicately garnished with pickled mushrooms and chilli oil. Following this, A crisp and tangy samosa transitions us to the coasts of Goa.
Six by Nico’s interpretation of Turkish street food is possibly our highlight of the menu as a skewered lamb kebab takes us to Istanbul. Three pieces of the tenderest, melt-in-the-mouth lamb belly, which almost has the consistency of a toasted marshmallow. Each savoury cube is topped with a crunchy roasted red cabbage, with pickled raisins bringing the sweetness, and a salsa verde and garlic roasted foam adds the perfect finishing touch. What a dish.
A colourful fish taco and smokey coal fish with a barbecued corn topping takes us on to Mexico. A vibrant dish that proves you really do eat with your eyes first.
Jakarta is the penultimate stop and another menu highlight with a sticky and nutty chicken satay, featuring a moist leg roulade, pak choi, crunchy peanut crumble and a wonderfully sticky, sweet Shallot Jam.
Six by Nico’s commitment to quality and creativity shines through in the dessert course of Hanoi. The “Coffee” is a complex visual marvel and each layer provides an interesting flavour profile and sensation in the mouth. The combination of Cocoa Mousseline, Coffee, Leche & Buttermilk is a medley of stickyness, foamyness, chewyness and fluffyness, all at the same time.
The ambience at Six by Nico is as inviting as the menu itself, with industrial, natural and plush textures throughout. The attentive and knowledgeable staff enhance the overall dining experience, providing insights into the inspiration behind each dish.
In conclusion, Six by Nico’s new street food menu is a triumph of culinary artistry. The diverse range of flavours, expertly executed dishes, and the immersive dining experience makes it a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking a taste of the world’s street food scene. For those of you who want a tasting menu experience without the usual pretentiousness and price tag, Six by Nico delivers again.
Catch Six by Nico’s street food menu at Canary Wharf 6th November – 17th December.
6 Course tasting menu £48
Wine pairing £35
Book now at www.sixbynico.co.uk
Written by Rick Hartley
Photos courtesy of Six by Nico