A Welsh street food trader has been named as one of the UK’s best at the 2017 Street Food Awards.
Brother Thai scooped the top prize in the vegetarian category, with their Thai roti of spiced jackfruit and shiitake mushroom with homemade vegan “coco-jam” sauce being named Best Vegetarian Dish.
“It was a tough competition to be part of as there were 17 great traders competing for just a handful of awards,” said owner Andrew Chongsathien.
“It’s great to win an award, and I’m pleased people have been enjoyed the street food we’ve been creating.
“Hopefully this is a step closer to finding a more permanent space in Cardiff for BrotherThai.”
The Street Food Awards, held at Grub in Manchester, were judge by TV celebrity chef Andi Oliver, of The Great British Menu fame, and Michelin-starred chef Brad Carter.
Brother Thai’s original roti creation overwhelmed the judges for its “freshness and liberal use ofherbs and spices”.
The Cardiff-based street food outfit can often be found around the south Wales street food circuit, often appearing at food festivals and various other foodie events.
And you can find Brother Thai at the final week of Street Food Cardiff , in Sophia Gardens this weekend (September 23-25), along with a whole host of other traders including Puckin’ Poutine, Mighty Soft Shell Crab, Early Bird Bakery, Meat and Greek, Buena Vista Social Grub, Science Cream, Feed Hot Dog Co, Got Beef, Tukka Tuk and more.
There’s also specialist drinks from Frontier Container Bar, Singha Street, Fentimans Botanical Bar, Cocktail Caravan, Tipple Truck and the Handlebar Barista.
Entry to Street Food Cardiff, formally known as Street Food Circus, is free before 12pm or it’s £2 entry afterwards (and under 18s go free).
And students can get in for £1 if you have an NUS card.
For more information visit Brother Thai’s Twitter page