KRAPOW LONDON

NORTHERN THAI STREET FOOD

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Our Aim:

To bring proper Thai Street food to London and the UK

For years, Thai food in the UK has been dumbed-down and dull, typically rich and sweet, and served out of chain restaurants and supermarket aisles, like boring and bland Pad Thai or Green Curry.

It's everything we stand against. 

Our flavours come from Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - which are entirely different, punchier and much more complex, with international notes from neighbouring countries Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and China. 

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POP-UP RESIDENCY

KRAPOW E5

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Picture by: Milly KR

Building on a stand-out 2017, we're excited to take the next step with a short-term pop-up restaurant residency in Clapton E5.

Address: 62 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton E5 0LS

We've been working on a host of new and exciting dishes which sit alongside some of our stall favourites.

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Opening days/times:

Wednesday 6-10.30pm

Thursday 6-10.30pm

Friday 6-11pm

Saturday 6-11pm

Last orders: 1hr before closing.

Take-away available between 6-7.30pm.

 
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STALL LOCATIONS

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Winterville

Clapham Common, SW4 9DE

November 15th - December 23rd

Tues – 17:00-21:30
Wed – 17:00-21:30
Thur – 17:00-21:30
Fri – 17:00-21:30
Sat – 12:00-22:00
Sun – 12:00-21:30

 




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STALL FAVOURITES 

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KRAPOW MOO | ผัดกระเพาหมู 

Our signature dish and namesake... A delicious spicy pork, basil & chilli stir fry, served on jasmine rice & runny fried egg.

A real comfort food, KraPow Moo is arguably the most popular dish in Thailand. A punchy stir fry made with pork, basil, chillies, onion and garlic along with a combination of soy, fish and oyster sauce, it's the perfect one-dish meal over rice.

Nothing beats Pad KraPow Moo, except Pad KraPow Moo Gai Dow (adding the customary fried egg on top, of course!)


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GAI TOD | ไก่ทอด

Marinated boneless chicken thigh portions, with a Gluten Free golden, crispy coating, served with sriracha mayo.

Deep-fried chicken, or gai tod, is something of an obsession in Thailand - sold from street carts across the country and revered for its light, crispy skin that crackles with every bite. Hiding beneath that skin is tender juicy flesh made savoury by the flavours of chilli, garlic, lime, fish sauce and rice wine vinegar. The chicken then dredged in a combination of flours, including rice flour, which lends an extra crispness, before being fried.

 

 


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MOO PING | หมูปิ้ง

Succulent marinated pork chunks, on brown jasmine rice & served with our spicy and delicious nam jim jaew sauce.

Street food is one of the great things about living in or visiting Thailand, and Moo Ping is a delicious, ever-present in Chiang Mai. At seemingly any time day or night you can find a man with a mobile charcoal BBQ cooking this pork deliciousness. Small pieces of pork collar, marinated in a variety of Thai flavours, and cooked so the meat gets a nice char and caramelises, resulting in that lovely sweet glaze - but still amazingly juicy and moist.

 


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GAI YANG | ไก่ย่าง 

Marinated boneless chicken thigh portions, with our spicy and delicious nam jim jaew sauce.

The awesome grilled chicken you smell on the streets of Thailand? That authentic street food Thai grilled chicken that will have you licking your fingers with each bite? We're talking about Gai Yang. A delicious, sweet and sticky grilled chicken that we marinate in a number of key Thai ingredients like chilli, lemongrass, garlic, lime juice and fish sauce and then cook over a hot grill.


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KHAO SOI | ข้าวซอย

A slightly spicy Burmese-influenced coconut & curry flavoured noodle soup served with pickled mustard greens, Thai shallots, crispy chilli, coriander and lime.

Available with chicken (gai) or deep fried tofu as a vegetarian option.

Northern Thailand's de facto signature dish, this classic coconut and curry-flavoured noodle soup is rich, creamy, and packed with uncompromising complex flavours from a slew of aromatics. It's spiked with a curry paste made of shallots, garlic, turmeric, spices and herbs, giving the famous dish its signature flavour. With tender chicken thigh (or deep fried tofu) in the coconut-y curry broth, along with a combination of boiled and fried noodles, a dish of amazing complexity and taste.

Much of northern Thai food confronts newcomers with exciting but occasionally challenging flavours. Not so Khao Soi. “It’s exotic without being weird and, most important, completely delicious.”


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LARB | ลาบไก่

Fragrant mincemeat salad, with fresh chilli, mint, coriander and lime, served on a crunchy lettuce base.

One of the most famous dishes in Thailand and eaten absolutely everywhere is Larb - a zesty, fresh and vibrant mincemeat salad (we use turkey but commonly made with pork, beef or duck), with loads of mint and other fresh herbs, shallots, toasted rice powder, dried chilli, lime juice and fish sauce. Full of protein and packed with nutrients and vitamins, you’ve got yourself a fresh & tasty salad that’s perfect in the warmer months (it's served cold) and for anyone wanting to enjoy Thai food without worrying about overindulging.


We source all our fresh ingredients locally. Our meat produce is all UK based and comes from Smithfields Meat Market, from J.F. Edwards. Our vegetables and herbs from New Spitalfields Market, micro herbs from MiniCrops, and our Asian ingredients from See Woo and Hoo Hing,


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MR KRA & MR POW

Paul Ambrose

A Londoner through and through, travel junky Paul has visited over 45 countries in his time, and more to come. Having lived in Sydney and enjoyed the impressive food scene there, and travelled extensively through Asia, he returned to the UK but simply could not get his Thai food fix.

A massive foodie and one who is always experimenting with flavours and techniques, alongside hours studying cook books - be it Sabrina GhayourJose Pizarro or the (Thai) Godfather David Thompson - Paul's endless pursuit of the perfect dish is how and why KraPow LDN is part of London's street food scene today. 

Usually seen rocking the wok and cooking up a storm at the stall, Paul's love for the food is evident, the constant positive feedback is testament to that.

Did you know?

- Paul's nicknames are 'KP' (after the 'English' cricketer) and 'Handsome Bob' (after Tom Hardy's character in 'RocknRolla')

- His second favourite country to have visited (after Thailand) is Iran

RICHARD OAKES

Sydney born and bred, and self confessed coffee (and Thai food) snob, Rich is a foodie and loves the kitchen (check out Richie's Kitchen)

Having called London home for the best part of 8 years and working in Adland, food is something of a therapeutic escape from the daily grind.

Having seen the popularity of Street Food rise over the past few years, and having experienced the very, very early Street Feast at Haggerston, along with a fairly envious and salivating following of Dave Carter and Smokestak, when the opportunity arose to help Paul with KraPow LDN, he jumped at it, and has been there since day one.

From branding to the social accounts and comms, our digital experience, to serving up a KraPow Moo with the perfect runny fried egg, and being a stickler for the presentation of our food, Rich will be more than happy to serve you some Thai deliciousness.

Did you know?

- Rich has a few look-a-likes, most notably Johnny Depp, but also Joe Manganiello, Keanu Reeves, James Franco and the Blues legend, Frank Lampard

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CONTACT US

EMAIL 

krapowldn@gmail.com

FESTIVALS, SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE PARTIES & POP UPS

Please get in touch to discuss. Such events are opportunities for us to work more closely with our guests and occasions for us to share our dedication in new and exciting ways.

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