Ninja Buns in Edinburgh

Street food in from the cold

Ninja Buns in EdinburghNeed cheering up after the festivities? Try Ninja Buns in Edinburgh. This much talked-about street food operation had moved indoors at Paradise Palms from Middle Meadow Walk. At night it’s a bluesy vibrant haunt in student land – think velvet drapes, glitter ball, moody lights – where you spot the precariously displayed typewriter hanging. In the day it scrubs up well and is handy for the National Museum in Chambers Street and the Festival Theatre.

The choice of steamed buns – beef, pork, tofu come with pickled cucumber line infused spring onions. These are the signature dish at Ninja Buns, created by Inga Ward and Markus Pilgram who have adapted the Taiwanese gua bao steamed bun by offering it burger-sized and stuffed with locally-sourced fillings like pulled pork shoulder, beef brisket or tofu. Inga and Markus only started selling their Ninja Buns in March last year and immediately found they had a hit on their hands. In July they took up the pitch on Middle Meadow Walk and met the owners of Paradise Palms, a newly established bar/restaurant nearby at Bristo Square. To cut a long story short, Paradise Palms invited Inga and Markus to create a restaurant menu and run the kitchen for them. With Claire Harbron, a classically trained chef joining the team, Ninja Buns have been in residence at the Palms since October.

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