Vendor art: Street food steps up as the Cape’s hippest trend


Vendor art: Street food steps up as the Cape’s hippest trend

Three top Cape Town chefs move away from fine dining to embrace a refined style of global street food

Steve Steinfeld

Cape Town’s hottest young chefs are diving into street-style chow. There’s a strong shift away from the stuffy settings of fine dining establishments to more casual yet refined eateries. Here are three street food-style spots in the city worth taking a bite out of:


Casual Japanese street food – the likes of which can be found in any of Japan’s many yokocho (alleyway) eateries. Expect buttery miso chicken ramen, and sticky pork belly steamed buns. A special mention must go to its Atsui Dog, a cracking all-beef sausage served in a milk bread bun, topped with kewpie mayo, kimchi, hot sauce and strips of nori – it’s a wonderfully creative and clever twist on the classic hot dog. End off the meal with a selection of mochi or a decadent Japanese cheesecake with miso caramel. ..

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