By Kieran O’Mahony
A STYLISH Airstream pop-up food truck from Belfast has taken up a month-long residence at Levis’ Corner House in Ballydehob.
Bia Rebel is run by chef Brian Donnelly and his partner Jenny Holland and is well known for its award-winning ramen noodle dishes.
The couple are swapping the Ormeau Road to park their silver beauty in the back yard of the popular bar and music venue in the village.
‘We are really looking forward to welcoming the Northerners down to the southside,’ said Joe O’Leary and Caroline O’Donnell of Levis’ Corner House.
‘Bia Rebel dishes are always so delicious and we cannot wait to see Brian’s daily specials incorporating some of West Cork’s fantastic local produce. Our Outback is definitely ready for some Japanese influence this summer.’
Chef Brian Donnelly is eager to get stuck into new dishes and ideas in Ballydehob, using this pop-up to experiment and show a different side of Bia Rebel to a new audience.
‘Every day in Ballydehob our Bia Rebel food truck will offer four or more dishes that change daily, along with the two classic homemade noodle dishes to please the ramen junkies, plus food from the charcoal grill, like butterflied prawns cooked over coals, topped with cultured butter,’ said Brian, who also said there will be focused yakitori evenings too.
Close neighbours, Michelin star restaurant Chestnut, are also excited with Bia Rebel’s arrival in the village.
‘It will be amazing to just pop in and get a bowl of Brian’s legendary ramen and a beer after a hot day in the kitchen.
There’s so much going on in Ballydehob at the moment and this food truck is going to be a great addition to our vibrant little village in the heart of West Cork,’ said Chestnut chef Rob Krawczyk.
The Bia Rebel food truck opened on Wednesday August 7th and will be open daily from 5pm featuring their two famous consistent noodle dishes – the Bia Rebel Belfast ramen and their miso ramen – as well as trialling a series of daily-changing dishes.
See Bia Rebel on social media for more or call Levis’ Corner House on 028-37118.