Looking for a nice lunchtime treat in the Southbank Street Food market I came across Hank’s stall. The smell coming from it was yummy and I decided to try it and see what New Orleans’ food is like. If all of it is like this sign me up! I had a sandwich called the Poor Boy, with beef and gravy and peppers. It can be a little bit messy as far as street food goes but it was absolutely delicious and melted in your mouth. I am definitely going back I have that one again and I definitely recommend it if you are in the area.
Place rating: 5 Enfield, United Kingdom
As an American living in London, I’m always on the lookout to find some delicious food from the country of my birth. So when I saw Hank’s was going to be with Kerb at UCL, I knew I had to give it a try. In all honesty, I’ve never been to New Orleans in my life. It’s on my list, okay? But I’ve had Cajun food, and what I’ve had I’ve enjoyed. There were two Po’ Boy sandwiches on offer when I was there: The Poor Boy(Beef with slaw and horseradish mayonnaise) and Chaurice, sauce and cheese(Chaurice sausage meatballs with tomato sauce and cheese). I opted for The Poor Boy. I saw them making it, and it looked amazing. They then asked me if I wanted hot sauce and chilies? Oh yes please, make it spicy! I couldn’t wait to eat it. And it was as good as it looked. Spicy, meaty and rich with crunchy slaw and toasty, warm bread. It was even quite messy, but I didn’t care. I just wanted the whole thing. And now, writing this review, I want to go back and immediately get another one. Or the sausage meatballs. Because it was that good. I’m gonna keep an eye out for Hank’s. Their website says they do a variety of Po’ Boys, including one with oysters, and that’s the one that I really want to try next.