A trip to San Francisco in 2013 followed by an onward flight to Seoul, South Korea, firmly cemented my desire to start cooking for a living.
San Francisco’s Street food scene was alive. Huge areas of the city were designated to food trucks and I managed to sample a number of their offerings. A certain food truck selling Taiwanese steamed buns caught my eye and the Ninja Bun seed was sewn. Experiencing the Korean food markets was also pivotal in my decision to go down the Asian culinary route.
On returning to Scotland the wheels were firmly in motion and along with my former business partner and good friend Inga Ward we made the idea of Ninja Buns a reality. From the humble street market to weddings, festivals and then bricks and mortar we packed a lot into two years, scooping ‘The Food Awards Scotland’, ‘Best street food 2015’ on the way. In January 2016 we decided to go our separate ways and both took a well deserved break from it all.
The Ninja Kitchen concept was born in March 2016. Taking certain dishes from our former menu I wanted to expand and diversify the offering. The idea of adding Asian style tapas was something I was keen to explore. Bringing together a handful of my favourite pan Asian dishes- some classic and some with a twist- using fresh and interesting ingredients all on one menu was my goal.
Ninja Out, Markus.
The Ninja Kitchen can offer catering to all events right in the centre of Edinburgh at Bourbon. Whether you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or a corporate event, The Ninja Kitchen has it covered. We can provide many of our award wining dishes from our Pan Asian Menu, catering from 10-200 people. Grab a sneakpeak of our buffet menu by clicking here.
We also hope to bring you The Ninja Kitchen food truck later this year. Keep updated with our movements by signing up to our mailing list in the footer below.
If you’d like to get in touch and discuss the various options available for your event contact Naomi on 0131 322 3190 or use the contact form below.