Tongue ‘n Cheek is a pop up residency currently at the Joker of Penton Street, which is near the Angel tube station.
I went for the Piccante burger with a side of Rosemary fries.
The rosemary fries looked like regular fries however tasted excellent. The subtlety of the rosemary is really noticeable upon consumption. The fries were well seasoned too and took me a bit by surprise with how good they were.
The burger I ordered was the Piccante, which comprised a dry aged beef patty, Nduja, smoked provola cheese, Kewpie mayo, pickled red onions and gem lettuce. After scratching my head as to what Nduja is and where I have had it before it dawned on me Pizza Express was the guilty party! Nduja sausage features on one of the Pizza Express pizzas I often use as my go to whenever I find myself there.
The burger comes housed in a seeded bun, which looks interesting to say the least. The burger dissection reveals a medium-well cook to the patty. The burger tastes superb however contrary to the lack of pinkness on the patty. The provola cheese is super creamy and the Nduja assumes the role traditionally held by bacon in my eyes, and more than compensates. The Kewpie mayo adds a further creaminess to the top bun and the bun itself is an unexpected success. The pickled red onions do their job in added a sweet tartness to the burger.
An unexpected delight, Tongue ‘n Cheek was a healthy 8.5 out of 10 for me. Taste factor is very high in both burger and fries offerings here and is worthy of a visit if you are in the Angel area.
Tongue ‘n Cheek @ Joker of Penton Street,
58 Penton Street,
London N1 9PZ