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by Praneel Lal (subscribe)
'I'm a foodie, fashionista and freelance copywriter. Follow me on twitter and instagram @neelsmcgee email on praneel_lal@hotmail.com'
Published December 9th 2013
18 Hour Slow Cooked Pork
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Porky Burger @ Porky's Camden (instagram @neelsmcgee)


Unbeknown to me and quite accidentally, it seems I have been eating my way around London's top gourmet burger joints. Not that I'm complaining (quiet down arteries) but how this keeps happening on the weekly regular is beyond me.

I had the pleasure of being ultra lazy on the weekend and decided to suss out a local eatery that fulfilled my craving of pulled pork. Lo and behold, there was a diamond in the mo-hawk, alternative, Spanish induced rough that is Camden town; its name you ask... Porky's.

Situated on the always busy Chalk Farm road you will find a nifty little restaurant with a super stylish pig on its branding with Ray-bans.

Enter inside and the succulent smell of 18 hour, slow cooked, BBQ pork wafts like a warm summer breeze through the air, only to be inhaled by your eager nostrils. My boyfriend and I decided to take the seats in the back, illuminated with heaters to thaw out from the brutal London winter. Our menus were bought to us and then it was down to business.

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Chili Burger @ Porky's Camden (instagram @neelsmcgee)


I opted for the Chili Burger, while my partner went pork-crazy with their special Porky Burger option. Adding a side of fries and some coleslaw to boot and we were on our way.

The burgers came out in just the perfect size, the fries were crunchy and the coleslaw was more of a beetroot coloured sauerkraut, than a slaw. Any-who, we were hungry and began descending our salivating mouths on the feast that lay before us. . . in what looked like a trough that pigs eat out of. How rude yet fitting.

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Slaw and Chips @ Porky's Camden (instagram @neelsmcgee)


Quick to devour our burgers but leaving just enough time to savour the succulent pork, medium-rare beef patty and toasty brioche, we knew we had struck gold. Definitely a burger hut worth stopping in for lunch or dinner.

At just over £6 a pop the burgers may be a little bit more than a Big Mac, but oh-so worth the coin.
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Why? Great Pulled Pork Burgers
When: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Saturday - 9am - 11pm, Sunday 9am - 10pm
Phone: 0207 428 0998
Where: 18 chalk farm road, camden, nw1 8ag
Cost: £6 - £10 for burgers
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