Question. Is it a good idea to order something you haven’t the faintest idea what it is?
Sure, I’ve heard of falafel before. It’s one of those funny food words like hummus. And that turned out pretty well when I tried Hummus Bros.
Looking frightened like a deer caught in the headlights I entered Pilpel with trepidation.
Seeing I was clearly a newbie, the staff member offered me a scotch egg looking thing to try.
Ah. This must be falafel.
But inside this crunchy breadcrummy case was much better than egg. It was packed with a green, slightly spicy paste.
If you’ve read my previous London food reviews, you’ll know I love value for money. And Pilpel definitely falls into this category.
I recommend paying a little bit more for a plate (£6.25). For you receive a very large plate of carrot, red onion, green peppers, guacamole, chickpeas and hummus.
Not to mention soft, thick pitta bread and of course six balls of falafel goodness. They were the star of the show.
Perfectly seasoned, crunchy on the outside and more than a decent enough size, I would have been happy just eating a bowl of falafel on their own. They’re kind of moreish like popcorn chicken.
Is it a good idea to order something you haven’t the faintest idea what it is? Yes is the resounding answer.