A bank holiday weekend, and one without anything in the calendar for a change, gave us a good opportunity for a day out in Leeds city centre. A chance to visit a couple of the newer places on the scene and a couple of the more established venues the city has to offer. A bit of lunch, some shopping, a film, a cheeky beer or tow followed by dinner at my new favourite restaurant in Leeds.
It was raining, as per most August bank holiday weekends, so we stepped off the bus and into the shelter of Trinity Leeds. The dome roofed centre celebrated its first birthday back in March and has revitalised the area of the city centre between Boar Lane, Albion Street and Commercial Street. With our stomachs rumbling we headed up the escalator and into the neon lit Trinity Kitchen.
Trinity Kitchen has some regular eateries but the best thing about it is the ever changing street food vendors in their converted ambulances, horse boxes, old Citroen vans and Tuk Tuks. There is food from all corners of the globe, be it freshly made burgers, gourmet hot dogs, Asian street food, barbeque or home-made cakes, the smells and aromas are fantastic.
On our previous virit we tried out Kerb Edge and their amazing Yorkshire blue cheese burger but on this occasion Jing Jing aroused my taste buds with their offering of South East Asian street food. The smell of the honey pork on the grill was too much to resist and served with Sri Racha fried rice, an Asian salad and chili dressing it was an absolute delight.