UPDATE: Bia Rebel will now open on Wednesday, August 7th at Levis.
Feeling delicate after the weekend?
This is exactly the kind of news you need today.
If you’re at a loose end in West Cork this week, make a beeline for Ballydehob; legendary ramen slingers, Belfast’s Bia Rebel just parked their Airstream in the back yard of Levis’ Corner House, Ballydehob.
Opening on August 7th and then Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm, Fridays from 3pm and weekends from 12pm, the Bia Rebel food truck will spend the month trialling a series of changing daily dishes, along with two consistent noodle dishes — the Bia Rebel Belfast ramen and their Miso Ramen.
“Every day in Ballydehob our Bia Rebel food truck will offer four or more dishes that change daily,” says chef Brian Donnelly of Bia Rebel, “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.
“There’ll also be more focused yakitori evenings using absolutely every top to tail part of, for example, great local chicken — a dining on sticks approach that will suit the drinks and casual vibe of Levis’. We’re stoked for our Bia Rebel adventure in the Rebel County.”
Brian will also be making mystery dishes from what’s fresh on the day from the area; from karaage to local chilies, his own homemade buttermilk sorbets with wild thyme and foraged berries to local oysters.
Levis’ Corner House has been in the hands of one family for over 100 years and the laid-back Outback of the most relaxed venue in Ballydehob.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming the Northerners down to the south side,” say Joe O’Leary and Caroline O’Donnell of Levis’ Corner House. “Bia Rebel’s 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!”
Michelin-star chef Rob Krawczyk of Ballydehob’s Restaurant Chestnut will be one of their first customers: “It’ll 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.” he said.
Grab a pint at the bar and get in line.