A London Kitchen Turning Out Israeli Street Food — The New York Times
Bala Baya, a restaurant, bakery and bar, open since 2015 in the buzzing Bankside neighbourhood, is the latest and hippest.
Chef, Eran Tibi, a Tel Aviv-born former tech executive who studied at London’s Le Cordon Bleu, worked under Mr. Ottolenghi for four years. His mentor’s influence shines through Bala Baya’s brawny spins on Mediterranean street food. And crowds are lining up in the narrow alleyway outside the restaurant for extravagantly flavored dishes that transcend their humble roots.