Editor’s note: Bella Supiana from Mangetout is the NEW food blogger for JJ Kavanagh & Sons. She visited our new partners Bread and Bones in Dublin to see what there new menu was all about ~ she wasn’t disappointed!
Bread & Bones, an Asian invasion of a place has set up on 7 Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1. A funky warehouse vibe with only the coolest of street art, it’s one of the hottest places to be in Dublin this time of year or any time for that matter!
They specialise in all things Asian and call themselves ‘Dublin’s answer to bao, banh-mi and bone broths.’ Their dishes are fresh, colourful and energetic. Waited and welcomed by the handsome and charismatic Jack, both Enya and I felt at home instantly! A huge shout out to him for his constant enthusiasm and kick ass customer service!
With Jacks advice, we ordered a mountain of food – their famous kimchi fries (Kimchi, Koreas famous fermented cabbage which is mixed with a pungent fish paste and left to intensify, is a classic Asian side dish enjoyed for both its bold flavours and healthy bacteria – lactobacilli, a probiotic found in fermented foods like kimchi, yoghurt and sourdough which aids digestion), a stack of French fries piled high with a generous spoonful of their homemade kimchi and drizzled with garlic mayonnaise, a portion of smoked tofu croquettes and of course some bao!
The bao was filled with Confit Silverhill Duck Leg with hoisin sauce and pickled red cabbage to be exact! A steamy hot, soft and moist Taiwanese bun jam packed with crispy melt in your mouth duck and fragrant herbs like coriander and prickly on the tongue red cabbage is the answer to Irelands take on a brilliant execution of an Asian must try! We finished off our meal, or should I say I finished off the meal with their deep fried bao filled with smooth vanilla ice cream – it doesn’t get much better than this!
With reviews like ‘move over BBQ, the bao has landed’ by Aoife McElwain from Totally Dublin and ‘just a few minutes’ walk from Temple Bar, the fast, fun and thoroughly delicious Bread & Bones is well worth crossing the Liffey for’ by Hot Press Best of Ireland, you just know it’s a place to smack your lips on!