The Sign on the Board outside the TimeOut Café on Wheeler Gate suggested that “It’s Rice Bowl o’clock” and you know what just for once I agreed and let the advertising win 🙂 Well to be honest about half of these posts start with some sort of chalkboard or sign leading me into somewhere to eat, so I would expect that no-one is surprised.
The truth is that I have been planning to come back into the Time Out Cafe for a while now. I hadn’t been in since my last posts about the place back in May 2015 when I was raving about their Mentiako Pasta. I was really curious to see how the menu had developed since then.
There was a lot of really great sounding stuff on the new menu, lots of new rice dishes and lots of new noodle bowls as well. I had kind of already decided that I was going to be eating of their Bulgogi Rice Bowls and not just because I had seen the picture on the board outside as I walked by during the last few weeks.
The Bulgogi rice bowl was a pretty decent sized dish packed with plenty of spice and plenty of flavour to titillate the palate.
There was a lot of sliced beef all coated in a nice warming spicy sauce. Down at the bottom of the bowl was a pile of sticky rice and alongside that was shredded lettuce, some spicy kimchee, and some other green stuff that I didn’t recognise
The kicker was the Fried Egg wedged in there between the beef and the rice, I loved the moment when the spicy sauce mixed with the egg yolk as it burst forth across the top of the bowl.
This was such a warming dish of food to eat and not just because of the spice element. It was hearty and humbling just the sort of stuff you want from a classic street food dish. I enjoyed it immensely as this is a dish for the people, and it made me feel included.
TimeOut Café is Located at 14-16 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham upstairs at 1/F
Note: It seems that this place has closed down for a while.
There is a note on their Instagram Feed saying that they are closed and hinting to look out for upcoming exciting news.