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Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Richie's - Arch 186

Richie’s – Arch 186

If you’ve had a chance to swing by Shepherd’s Bush Market recently, you would’ve noticed a very exciting new renovation taking place… An unused arch sat outside of the market manager’s office has finally been transformed into a stunning, modern and chic cafe! Serving up quite the selection of fresh food cooked on site, ‘Richie’s’ has already taken off as a huge hit amongst customers and traders alike! We spoke to owner Richie Abalayan to find out more…

Tell us a little about yourself; Well, my name is Richie, I’m 48 years old and I’m a professional chef. I worked full time for many years before deciding it was time to set up my own business, so, with my wife Leony by my side, that’s exactly what I’ve done!

What food do you have on offer? Oh, we have lots on offer, everyday we’re serving up barbecue cooked right outside so you can expect burgers and some great grilled meats every day. On top of that, one of our main focus here is our fusion of Filipino and Asian cuisine, it’s served up everyday but we also hold buffets on the weekends. One of our best sellers right now is a traditional Filipino breakfast dish called ‘Tapsilog’, ‘Tapa’ translates to fried beef, ‘Si’ to fried rice and ‘log’ to egg – and that’s exactly what it is!  All of our meat is halal too, so everyone can eat here.

Tapsilog - A traditional Filipino breakfast

Tapsilog – A traditional Filipino breakfast

Vegetarian Noodles with Chicken and Prawn Spring Rolls

Do have dessert options? Yes, of course, we have waffles that you wouldn’t believe! Our most popular is our decadent chocolate, it’s a chocolate chip waffle which has molten chocolate inside so it melts in the middle when you eat it. Served up with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drizzled in hot fudge sauce!

What’s the most unique thing you have on offer? Definitely ‘Halo Halo’, it’s a Filipino dessert which directly translates to ‘Mix Mix’. It’s essentially our traditional sundae, it’s shaved ice mixed with sweetened beans, palm seeds, cooked plantain, flavoured rice krispies, condensed milk, ice cream, cocoa jelly, shredded melon and much more! Trust me, it’s not famous in the Philippines for nothing, you’ll love it!

Halo Halo

Halo Halo

Why did you choose Shepherd’s Bush Market? For it’s diversity and broad cultural mix of customer, we knew this was the place for us. It’s a great place to set up our kind of business.

How has it been so far? It’s been buzzing here, we’ve been busy every day. Many customers and traders have said we’re serving up the best food they’ve ever had!

Richie's serve up some great off menu healthy options too - just ask!

Richie’s serve up some great off menu healthy options too – just ask!

What do you have in store for us?  Fresh food cooked on site every day. We’re always bringing in new dishes too, we have a Chef’s special every day. Today’s is beef brisket soup cooked with plantain and cabbage. You can come and enjoy a delicious meal in our summer garden right outside!

Richie's Summer Garden

Richie’s Summer Garden

Any fun facts for us? We actually buy our meat from the butchers in the market. We’ve been a huge hit with the traders, one of our neighbours picks up one of our burgers for his son EVERY day – apparently, he’s addicted to them!

So be sure to show our latest business some love and pay them a visit. We’re sure you’ll be leaving with a happy tummy!

Richie’s is located in Arch 186, close to the Goldhawk Road entrance.

Little Feast Returns!

Little Feast Returns!

They’re Back!

One of London’s finest Street Food purveyors ‘Little Feast’ are back on the scene!

And we couldn’t be happier to have them back up and running on our doorstep.

After two successful runs and two incredible pop up restaurants, Little Feast have re-opened for Summer 2016, bringing us nothing but the best that the London street food scene has to offer. This season sees Market Yard transformed into an English Garden, enveloped in climbing evergreens and twinkling lights, lush green grass and a stone footpath. The Arch has undergone a makeover, and has revealed itself as a gorgeous take on an English Beach House. You can expect splashes of sky blue, beautiful linens and some serious summer vibes!

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Market Yard is currently housing 5 street food kitchens, with cuisine ranging from fresh crab and oysters to artisan marshmallows, Little Feast surely have us covered for a season of exciting and unique foods. Nanny Bills bring us their take on croquettes, spicing up an old classic with options such as slow cooked beef, ale and pea as well as mint and feta. Oh, and did we mention they do Grilled Cheese Sandwiches too?

Bull and Rancher will be blessing our taste-buds with succulent Latin American inspired grilled meats and wild game whilst Cheeky Burger make their third comeback serving their gourmet recipe hamburgers – with names such as ‘Cheeky Hot Hot’ how could we say no?

As if that wasn’t enough, newcomers Jama Cubana are serving up their award winning tropical Cuban sandwiches served with their famous ‘Mojo Sauce’.

There’s always room for dessert, right?

The Marshmallowist brings us her hand crafted, fresh fruit marshmallows. Famous for her unique flavours, such as lemon and thyme, the offering doesn’t just end there. The S’mores Slice will take care of that chocolate fix whilst the rose petal and pistachio ice cream is just the perfect treat for a summers day!

The Arch bar will be serving seasonal cocktails and soft drinks. 240 seats both indoor and out and all for under £10, there’s no excuse to miss out this year!

Little Feast are open now until September 11th

Opening Hours;

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ; 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 12pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

For more info, be sure to visit Feast’s website HERE