⚖️8/10 - ‘Reuben’
🚇 Liverpool Street, Old Spitalfields Market
I’ve had a Monty’s before and from my memory I liked it. Now it's fair to say that the Reuben has taken the 🌍 by ⛈ on an astronomical scale, more so than the launch of the original iPhone, or the opening of that shitty Bubblewrap Waffle place in 🇨🇳 town. Monty's is an institution famous among locals and dreamt about by pilgrims from far afield. Here’s to round II.
🍞: rye bread. Yeeeeah, a tasty slice. I never used to be a fan of the stuff but it pairs so goddamn well with salt beef. Toasted for that added crunch I endlessly bang on about, I’m still not entirely convinced 🤷🏼♂️
🍗: The interior was jam-packed with what I considered to be a whole 🐮 - thankfully not overloaded like the ‘BIIIIGG EEEEATS’ kinda posts we’re all smothered with on our Insta newsfeeds. The salt beef was moist and melt-in-yer-gob tender, the process of which involves steaming and a LOT of TLC; paired with the meat we had 🧀, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and mustard. Oh, and let's not forget the giant, juicy pickle on the side 😏🍆
💭: Last time, I moaned about the quantity of meat: way too much. I find it unnecessary and overly consumptive, and it sums up the despicable, fetishised food scene in 🇺🇸. I shall hold back this time because I’m feeling nice and actually, this was a fair portion. Personally, I’d dig a thicker, softer bread for more stability, and so that the ingredients would stay put, and I’d also appreciate a pokier, stronger 🧀 because it got rather lost, like my mum’s 👓 in her fluffy head of hair.
Big up to Monty’s for doing a classic bloody well. I still need to check out their fixed site, it’s high on my list of places to visit. I just love latkes. And pickle backs. And matzo balls. Christ, here’s to fine Jewish cuisine. L’chayim / לחיים 🍻 !!!