Where: Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, E14
On Monday night Ruth and I went to see the wonderful Scott Mattthews at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf. Whilst Ruth was stuck on the Tube, I grabbed us some dinner from one of the food shacks right opposite the exit to the station. Of the three, the one that caught my eye most was Kanapina Indian Street Food.
For £4.85 you can build your own roti roll, adding your own choice of filling, salad and sauce (menu). I plumped for the chicken tikka which had been marinated for 24 hours and added in both salad options and topped it off with the Imli sauce (sour tamarind pulp and sweet dates). They wrap it up in silver foil for you to keep it warm.
Not a bad option if you are in a hurry, but it is not anything special. I can’t really fault the food – it tasted fresh and wasn’t greasy – but the street food scene in London is so strong that Kanapina is in danger of being eclipsed by the crowd of competition.