We've already brought you the info about Borough Market Kitchen, which sees the market entering food court territory - and one of the more exciting openings there was news about Mei Mei by Elizabeth Haigh, the highly regarded ex-Pidgin chef. Now we have a little more info about what she's planning. It's all based around Singaporean "Kopi Tiams" (meaning "coffee shops") - a big part of Singaporean culture.
Mei Mei will have counter-dining, seating 12-14 around an open kitchen, designed to mirror those Singapore coffee stops. The main item on the menu will be her Hainanese chicken rice - made with Ginger Pig chicken sourced from the nearby market. That'll be served with add-on sides including fried chicken, extra sambal chilli, or paleo options replacing the rice with fresh stir-fried greens.
Also on the menu will be:
- Ox cheek Rendang curry
- Nasi lemak, a Malaysian breakfast staple of coconut rice, fried egg, peanuts and cucumber with a spicy-sweet sambal oelak (chilli sauce)
- ‘Captain’s Curry’ from 100-day old chickens from Ginger Pig braised in a mixture of spices, onion and potato.
There will be vegetarian and vegan dishes too, and daily specials dependant on produce available from the market - plus you'll be able to take everything away and eat elsewhere in Borough Market Kitchen if you can't grab a counter seat. And they're going big on their coffee - serving up their own range of Singaporean Nanyang Kopi.
This is been billed as "an extension of the Kaizen House family", which Elizabeth Haigh has showcased in residencies, with a full restaurant planned soon.
More about Mei Mei
Where is it? Borough Market, Unit 52 Jubilee Place, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
When does it open? 18 November 2019
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