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Imagine a place with street food from around the world, I mean literally! From KFC and I mean Korean Fried Chicken of course, to a massive 12 inch Greek Gryos or if you are feeling saucy, perhaps a delicious Chicken Katsu curry!
Allow me to introduce to you, Canaca, a vibrant spot smack in the middle of Newcastle Upon Tyne, just off Northumberland street at the bottom of Saville, filled with your street food desires.
You are greeted with vibrant interior decor, very street art like yet
Bag yourself a table (this corner above is a personal
Or… allow me to show you what’s on the menu!
Start off with the chicken wings, get your hands dirty and tuck in! Chicken is tender, cooked very well coated in
Move on to the wraps, and these beauties are delicious. Had both the Chicken Gyros and Syrian Shawarma wrap. Both are very well priced and great for eating in and on the go. With the Gyros, you get chunks of chargrilled chicken which is still moist, and you get that yummy chargrilled slightly burnt taste that you want, mixed with Tzatziki and lettuce wrapped in soft Pitta. The Tzatziki is not too garlicky either and
The Indonesian fried rice has chicken mixed in with vegetables and I sense a bit of fish paste coming through and being honest with you this is not quite there for me but it has a nice kick to it and my friend seem to enjoy it (or you could have it as an accompaniment with another protein dish).
Or opt for their Thai Green Curry with Jasmine Rice (or with noodles if you prefer). The Rice is soft and fluffy, and the curry with good chunks of chicken and the sauce has got a good kick to it with a touch a sweetness coming through.
One of my
And of course, a classic Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry. Think the picture speaks for itself.
And if you’re dining alone, you could try the ginger Katsu Chicken noodles with a session of an adult colouring book. I love these books, it’s like being a kid again and somehow destresses you, don’t you think? And yes, Canaca supplies them.
And Parents, bring your kids as well, they have childrens books at hand and a baby changing room as well.
Bring your friends and children, come in after Uni or work, indulge with a spot of people watching and do as the locals do – eat and cheers!
Let me know which one is your favourite!
CANACA WORLD STREET FOOD – 20 Saville Row, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JE
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I always love reading reviews for new food restaurants. I never thought that place like this existed and in all honesty its something that Newcastle needs. Good prices and interesting selection of food. Definitely going to try it and those wraps look so good.