GRILLED CHICKEN LINH LINH FRIED RICE | THE CHUNKY BUDDHA | £7

BRICK LANE | E1

grilled chicken linh linh fried rice from Chunky Buddha

grilled chicken linh linh fried rice from Chunky Buddha

Lee Chau Le is a half Vietnamese half Chinese chef, and the man behind the small but mighty street food venture The Chunky Buddha. After clocking up kitchen experience in a handful of London restaurants for the past eight years, Lee now focusses on both private catering and his stall, launched with the help of Virgin StartUp.

Asian food is The Chunky Buddha's bag, with ingredients and flavours pulled from Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisine. The resulting menu showcases vibrant and generous dishes like Lee's £5 duck and chicken nori wrap with avocado and egg, and the beautiful beast pictured, the Linh Linh fried red rice (a lot of rice) with egg and avocado, and your choice of grilled duck, chicken or tofu, for £7. We also really love the fact he can often be spotted trading with his mum.

The Chunky Buddha can be found at Brick Lane's Sunday Upmarket each week, but we suggest keeping tabs on Lee's social media account below, to see where else he might be popping up.

Words | Leyla Kazim
Photography | KS Tong

Location
Sunday Upmarket | Brick Lane E1 6HR

Opening hours
Sun | 11am - 4pm

Website | leechaule.com
Twitter | @_ChunkyBuddha_
Instagram | @chunkybuddha

Tel | +44 (0)7526 940 142

Last updated | 30th May 2016