A Sandwich A Day: Salt Beef on a Beigel in London
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At the end of Brick Lane just beyond the Indian markets and restaurants you will find Beigel Bake, a 24-hour bakery that is known for Jewish style bagels as well as apple strudel and rye bread. The simple sandwich that puts this shop on the map is salt beef on a beigel.
Salty, tender beef piled high on a perfectly cooked fresh bagel with smear of mustard. Hearty, filling and just what you need after a few too many pints.
Salt beef, or corned beef as it is known in America, is a brisket that is brined in a mixture of sugar, salt and spices for a period of days then is gently boiled for several hours until the salty, savory meat is impossibly tender. If you find yourself in Brick Lane and you have had your fill of Indian food grab a salt beef beigel and an apple strudel for a satisfying hearty snack at any hour of the day.