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Barbarian Bar Serves Traditional Chinese Fare Using British Produce

 - Oct 16, 2017
References: oldspitalfieldsmarket & justopenedlondon
Britain doesn't enjoy the benefit of a rich culinary history, but Barbarian Bar is hoping to improve the standing of Britain's seasonal produce output by wedding it with a more respected culinary lineage. The pop-up food vendor — which has recently secured a location in London's new covered food court, The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market — offers traditional Chinese streetfood dishes made up of fresh seasonal produce from British farms, thus fusing the best aspects of Chinese cuisine with the best raw materials that Britain has to offer.

Barbarian's most beloved dish is Mapo Tofu. Invented in Chengdu by a street vendor known as Mother Chen, the tofu dish is a Szechuan classic that puts tofu in a spicy sauce with black beans and minced pork.