Another lockdown, and another group of heroes emerging to tackle our hunger for taste sensations. The end may be in sight this summer, but currently it still a constant struggle for our little local legends to deliver top notch food for us to enjoy. That is why its always such a joy to see another Cardiff based foodie hotspot giving it a crack in these tough times.
Launched from the kitchen of Dinas Powys Golf club under the latest lockdown measures, One O’clock Gate is a handmade burger company with a twist. In the seriously competitive and ever-changing burger scene that continues to grow in Cardiff, I do not think I have seen a Katsu Chicken Burger before.
Friends Alex, Dave and James have always had a passion for food and wanted to give the Cardiff takeaway scene a run for its money. Inspired by their travels through Asia and Australasia, the boys came up with the unique Asian fusion concept for a burger delivery service. We asked them about their unique name, and they had this to say:
Back 1951, the Dinas Powys Golf Club Committee fixed a rundown gate that backs onto the golf course. Rumour has it, during a booze fuelled evening a member came up with the name. One O’clock Gate. The name has stuck since. Only it is more than a gate. It has become a tasty takeaway…for now.
The idea to blend Asian influences with street food has been an instant success, and after a big start in December of last year the team is looking to grow as the orders continue to pile up! They need all the help they can get since all their food is sourced locally and prepared fresh on the day to ensure the highest quality grub goes between their buns.
Some of the house favourites include the original (and hard to beat) buttermilk fried chicken burger, dipped in a Gochujang glaze and garnished with micro-herbs, red cabbage & sesame slaw, and kewpie mayo. Accompany that with some Katsu chicken strips and chilli fries with OOG mayo and you are on track for the best meal you have had delivered this lockdown! Plus, over 65% of the menu is Vegan friendly so there is something in there to suit all appetites.
There’s always room for a bit of pud! So why not finish all that off with either a dark choc miso brownie or a vegan sticky toffee, both accompanied with ice cream and honeycomb sprinkles.
Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, you will be able to swing by Dinas Powys in person. But for now, give them a follow @oneoclockgate and DM with your orders, or get on the blower on 02920 514128 and get your hands on a proper street food treat.