Specialising in healthy fast-food noodles and rice, with fresh local produce and home-made Asian flavours, a trip to Wokit definitely appealed. The menu is DIY-friendly, offering the opportunity to build your own bowl by choosing the base, the mix (protein and extra veg), and the flavour, as well as highlighting some of their own favourites. Even their walls are decorated with 55 pickling jars, showcasing some of their exciting and ever evolving art and charitable projects.
Among the veggie options is the “Veg Pot” (£10) composed from sweet potato and buckwheat noodles, tofu, snap pears, peppers, mushrooms, teriyaki-tamari. However, you can also opt to build your own concotion – and this DIY approach very much appeals.
The bases range from courgette, brown rice, buckwheat noodles and sweet potato noodles. The even do sprialised bases – whether courgette or carrot, the latter singing out to me more as a traditionally Oriental-associated vegetable in comparison to the Italian courgetti “pastas”. Also on offer was Cauliflower “rice”, mirroring so many of the cauliflower tabbouleh recipes I’ve been eyeing up recently.
Then you pick your toppings, (think mushrooms, bean sprouts, aubergine, cabbage, broccoli, peppers etc), a freshly made sauce (including tamari maple or miso coriander options). You can then have added chilli and ginger, which I always do. All the veggies come straight from Borough Market, so it’s super fresh and you end up with a big bowl of comforting deliciousness.
After much umming and aahing, I opted for a cauliflower “rice” base, a selection of green veges (mangetout, pak choi, brocolli and bamboo shoots) and the highly recommended black bean sauce with extra chilli – very very spicy – and of course plenty of garlic. For me, it was a tad too spicy, but delicious nonetheless and sizzling hot and fresh. So hot was it that it even reminded me of a Vietnamese sizzling hot bowl!
Another DIY trip is definitely in order – especially as the combinations are endless. For me, it’s definitely one of Borough Market’s best “stalls” and it’s soon to be opening a branch in Soho.
Wokit, Borough Market, 3 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA