Horn Ok Please - Borough/Southbank
Car horns in India are just another communication method, people use them to indicate everything, and this is where vegetarian Indian street food place 'Horn Ok Please' gets its name (get your minds out of the gutter!). Their market stall has 2 permanent London locations; in Southbank Market, and in Borough Market (I visited the Borough Market one).
Staff were friendly, enthusiastic to serve and very efficient. The whole place is incredibly clean and gleaming. There's seating right next to this stall and there was plenty of it. I was there at around 11 and previous experience of Borough Market tells me that during peak hours it will be really hard to find seating, the volume of people is just too huge.
They have their menu on display and most of their menu is vegetarian rather than vegan, this is mostly due to a yoghurt sauce that goes on most things and is why most of the menu is easily made vegan without losing out on taste. Here are the vegan mains:
MOONG DAL DOSA
Dosa made with moong dal, rice and a blend of spices, filled with masala potatoes, and served with chana chaat
Dosa filled with masala potatoes, chutneys, onions, coriander and sev
Large vegetable samosas, smashed, and topped with masala chickpeas, chutneys and yoghurt, garnished with sev
We had a lot of food and didn't have enough room for starters but here is a picture of their bhel and chana chaat counter samples, both veganable!
I tried out both the 'Moong Dal Dosa' (which means I also got to test a side of chana chaat) and the 'Samosa Chaat'.
The 'Samosa Chaat' was delicious, I have a weakness for Indian street food for a long time and have had A LOT of it over the years, this is an amazing one. Their samosas were perfect; tasty, crispy and fresh tasting with the perfect amount of spice. Their chutneys were delcious, the tamarind especially was amazing with just the right amount of tang. The toppings were fresh and the sev crunchy. It was the perfect combination.
The 'Moong Dal Dosa' was equally amazing. The dosas were fresh, the fillings soft, spicy and flavoursome, and the crunchy side dish of 'Bhel' was incredible. They do Indian street food so well here!
Pricing was really reasonable for such incredible flavours, in such a busy and famous market, both dishes were £7 each.
Food Presentation: 5/5
Value for Money: 5/5
Would return? Yes definitely
Number of vegan mains: 3
Best for: Quick bites
Negatives: Lack of seating at busy times
Address: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 1000 - 1700; Friday 1000 - 1800; Saturday 0800 - 1700; Sunday: Closed
As always, these posts are based on places I've visited on www.myveganradar.com - the London Vegan Food Map, based on tube stop, and are my own opinion