IttyBittyFoodies have Olympic fever and we’re tucking into some English fare from Three Lions Truck, a new food truck which debuted in March. It may be hot but it didn’t stop us from hanging out at parking lot of Sigel’s on Greenville the other night for our share of fish and chips and hearty meat pie.
The first thing you need to know about fish and chips is that it has to be eaten as soon as it’s cooked. Wrap it up and take it home and you’ll have a box full of soggy. Scott and Cameron Bonfield, the young lads from Reading, England and entrepreneurs of Three Lions Truck fries up crisp Alaskan cod on a bed of lip puckering salty hand cut fries. We sprinkled it with a bit of malt vinegar and dipped it in a refreshing tartar sauce. Despite how hot the fish was, my Pikelet fought me for last piece of flaky cod. He said he’d rather have the extra fish than a whoopie pie for dessert. Good argument… he gets the last piece.
Scott handed me three pies to take home to heat up in the oven for dinner later in the week and “oh Lordy!” they were good. 100% beef wrapped in a super buttery short crust pastry. The Bonfield brothers credit their love for cooking to their ‘mum’ and their grandfather who was a real talent. “We have picked up our recipes from friends, family, books, and just through experimentation!”
So what makes a good meat pie? “A good pie is savory and salty, and can be picked up and eaten by hand without falling apart! It is perfect with a pint. The tell tell sign that you have a good meat pie, is when you take one out of the fridge to eat, and it still tastes amazing when its cold!” says the younger Bonfield.
Well, our IttyBittyFoodies, skipped the pint with our dinner and ate it with a side salad. For us, a good week night dinner is one that is quick, preferably made from scratch (I didn’t say I had to make it) and tasty – Three Lions Truck’s meat pie hit the spot – pint optional.
Check out Three Lions Truck’s schedule to see where they are heading next.
Till our next Happy Meal!