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Ribs in London

The last couple weeks Southbank area has been busy, first the Thames Festival, then the Real Food Market including Kappacasein stall as a regular in the market, and most recently the Real Food Harvest Festival. Good opportunity to see a couple chef demos, producers, live music, and of course plenty of food stalls. As a regular of the area wandering around was a sure option but it became a must after Jay Rayner tweeted about yummy ribs he got in the festival.

Busy Southbank

One of the many Chef Demos

The Rib Man offers the best ribs in London. But who is the Rib Man? Butcher since 15 years old, now a cook who starts his day at 3am preparing his weber bbq to be ready to serve his first client at 9am. Usually known by his family as Mark Gevaux. Usually located in Brick Lane market on Sundays, the savory victims to try full racks of babyback ribs, half racks, rib meat rolls, and rib meat wraps. All the meat sourced from Norfolk and Suffolk farms.

The Stall in Southbank

Got to the place looking desperately for the stall, anxious to try their ribs. And after a little hesitation and contemplation of the Rib Man in action shredding rib racks for the rolls and wraps, I went for the Rib Roll on top a little of the special hot sauce. The ribs are superb, magnificent, brilliant, I'm running out of adjectives. I still remember Rayner’s comment of Yum! Well let me tell you that’s short for the taste of those ribs. I loved the fact that he kept the roll in a griddle, making the bread crunchy, the perfect combination, and the sauce don’t get me started, amazing with the ribs.

Mind the roll

I see in my future many Sundays in Brick Lane having ribs in all forms, full, half, rolls, wraps, just hit me. 5 quids per roll a bargain full of flavour.

My Tasty Victim

Ribs remind me the Seinfeld episode “The Boyfriend” one of my favourites with the parody of the JFK movie.

Jerry: Unfortunately the immutable laws of physics contradict the whole premise of your account. Allow me to reconstruct this if I may for Miss Benes as I've heard this story a number of times. Newman, Kramer, if you'll indulge me. According to your story Keith passes you and starts walking up the ramp then you say you were struck on the right temple. The spit then proceeds to ricochet off the temple striking Newman between the third and forth rib. The spit then came off the rib turned and hit Newman in the right wrist causing him to drop his baseball cap. The spit then splashed off the wrist, Pauses in mid air mind you makes a left turn and lands on Newman's left thigh. That is one magic luggie.
Newman: Well that's the way it happened
Jerry: What happened to your head when you got hit?
Kramer: Well. uh, well my head went back and to the left
Jerry: Again
Kramer: Back and to the left
Jerry: Back and to the left Back and to the left
Elaine: So, what are you saying?
Jerry: I am saying that the spit could not have come from behind, that there had to have been a second spitter behind the bushes on the gravelly road. If the spitter was behind you as you claimed that would have caused your head to pitch forward.
Elaine: So the spit could have only come from the front and to the right.
Jerry: But that is not what they would have you believe.
Newman: I'm leaving. Jerry's a nut.
Kramer: Wait, wait...
Jerry: The sad thing is we may never know the real truth.

The Rib Man
Street Food
Area: Brick Lane
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Twitter: theribman

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