March 2017. Tapos Singha, Bang, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Head chef and part owner of Bang Street Food Tapos Singha is the March Petite Bouche chef of the month. A very well deserved honour as he has won the Surry Hills crowd over with his Bangladesh inspired menu with a modern twist. Bang Street Food is a vibrant restaurant that explores authentic Bengali cuisine with a neon blast of funk and food made with love.
His understanding of spices and love for local produce really shines in his dishes. Tapos came to Australia 15 year ago and did his training as a chef to then go on and work in establishments such as Est, Gowings Bar & Grill and Lucio’s.
Tapos has also enjoyed the ongoing success of Trunk Road which is the second smaller street food establishment he opened in late 2016. It won the Time Out best cheap eat 2016 and came 21st in the 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney.
Bang Street Food is an upstairs gem in the heart of Surry Hills in Sydney. Take a seat in the intimate set up on the restaurant floor or pull up a stool for a kitchen view at the bar. Enjoy the sweet, sour, aniseed and charcoal flavour of the southern calamari washed down with a cold Kingfisher beer.
You can not skip the Bang Boti Kebab... Hanger steak marinated in authentic bengali spices served on a crisp soft centred roti with fresh yoghurt and an incredible punch of mustard from the Petite Bouche mustard mix. A sensational way to tee you up for a bottle of wine or a lassi cocktail.
Bang is the perfect location for a large table of friends so you can explore more of the sharing dishes. Tapos and his kitchen team do a magnificent job at keeping the authenticity of Bengali cooking alive and adding a freshness of Australian produce.
Finish off your evening with the best carrot cake in town. Carrot Halwa is a sweet tooth sensation and the perfect way to wrap up the party of spice, heat and fragrance in your mouth.