Bangladeshi Street Food with a bang!

Surry Hills welcomes another diverse eatery right in the heart of Crown street. If you don’t look hard enough you may miss the sign as its not big but smart and cartoonish with a bang, KA-POW!

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Bangladeshi Street Food opens its doors this week next to food icons Bills and Hudson Meats, so you really can’t miss it. The space doesn’t give you a sense of street food but it sure opens your mind to  exploring a cuisine packed with exciting flavours and aromas.

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As you open their glass doors and make your way up the polished concrete stairs you immediately get a good vibe. They play a good selection of groovy tunes that put you in the right mood for a spicy food adventure. They have an open kitchen where chefs are spick-and span in their whites, and well supported by service staff wearing colourful striking t-shirts that seem to raise the spirits even higher. Bangladesh-born chef Tapos Singa keeps a masterful eye on the orders coming through, the place is well under control and harmonious.

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Our street food starters arrive – sand-roasted peanuts and Bombay mix of puffed rice, lemon, eschallots and
coriander. Both are nice teasers, ideal with their branded pale ale beer which was nice and cold, perfect for this warm summer night.

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Sooner than we know it our Fuska makes its way, a spiced potato mixed with coriander, green chilli and shaved egg. It comes with a little vessel filled with tamarind water to pour over the potato. It was a delicious explosion of flavours and the hit of tamarind water is a nice sweet tangy addition. Our duck egg omelette with blue swimmer crab, green chilli, grape tomato and garlic chives lacked seasoning but it was delightfully fluffy and aromatic.

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Next to hit our table is the Cobia tartare which I am told is like a Kingfish from New Zealand. It comes with fennel pollen, coriander seed and a light super crispy tapioca pappadam. Well timed we also get our hanger steak kebab with radish and mustard leaf. I have to say neither of these dishes hit a high note for me.

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Finally our temptations and curiosity led us to continue this food adventure, so we decide on what we thought was a good pairing – as a side dish we go for the snake beans and the tandoori quail with dutch carrots, eggplant bhorta and pomegranate. The quail was really an easy choice after being told they have a tandoori oven and an experienced tandoori chef. KA-POW, KA-POW… both dishes were winners, bursting with flavours and aromas that awaken the palate and keep you thinking about what else to try. On this occasion we leave content and go on our merry way as we will be back, soon!

Bangladeshi Street Food

3/410 Crown Street
Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010
02 8354 1096

Tue–Thu 6pm–Late
Fri–Sat 12pm Lunches
& 6pm–Late



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