What can you tell us about Shuk?
Started by Mark Jankel, previously known for Street Kitchen, Shuk launched as part of Borough Market Kitchen. It was originally a permanent stall and then expanded last summer with their Erev supper club. The menu is inspired by Israeli food, with a particular eye on the street food scene there for some of their dishes like the Sabich Pita.
And they're part of Restaurant Box?
Yes, they've brought several of their boxes to Restaurant Box. There are babka kits, sabich kits and a weekend box that takes in both of those and more. That weekend box is what we tried out.
How much is required to bring it all together?
We'd say this is somewhere in the middle complexity-wise. In the dinner, for instance, there are a number of elements that need to be brought together. However, the pacing isn't too frenetic and the results more than reward the effort involved. So it's absolutely time well spent. There's an extensive video that covers everything in the box. It's really worth watching this if you can, we found it extremely helpful.
So what's on offer?
A fair amount - that's for sure. In addition to individual dish kits, there are two weekend-specific boxes, focusing on either seafood or meat. The meat version comes with 12-hour marinated lamb (which does sound good) but on this occasion, we opted for the weekend fish box where a marinated sea bass is the central dish.
As part of that, there are three meals - brunch (shakshuka), lunch (pita) and dinner (the sea bass) as well as a babka that you can have as dessert across them all (assuming you don't devour that in double-quick time like we did). Here's what we had:
As well as the babka kit we made, there's also a pistachio and date babka which is surely worth a try.
There's a lot to the weekend box from Shuk, but it delivered really well with every element exceeding expectations. The dishes bring together multiple ingredients that it'd be hard to gather up by yourself, but which here leads to a varied box with some really standout dishes. This is our first time trying Shuk and based on this, we'll be seeking out their Erev supperclub when everything opens up again.
Shuk with Restaurant Box
How much: The Shuk weekend kit is £180, includes everything above and feeds four people. The babka and pita kits are also available to buy separately.
How to order: Order here
Hot Dinners were sent this box as a gift by Shuk and this is a sponsored feature for Restaurant Box. Prices correct at time of publication.
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