Could this be the capital’s quirkiest culinary collaboration?

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When a restaurant burst onto Edinburgh’s street food scene in April, they promised something fresh, new, and exciting.

True to their word, Ozen had unexpected flavour combinations and brightly coloured presentations, they then continued to surprise everyone by popping up in the city’s Bourbon nightclub.

This month, Ozen Street Food is proud to reveal a collaboration with another of Edinburgh’s foodie hot-spots, Laila.

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Photo by Ozen. Ozen is an Asian street food restaurant and they have opened in Edinburgh.

Launching on Friday, June 25, a range of exclusive dishes will be available at both food venues for a limited time.

Highlights of the menu include Ozen’s classic bao buns filled with Laila’s special buttermilk chicken, aleppo chilli mayo, shredded white cabbage, and fresh tomato.

Other must-try bites include Laila’s pittas stuffed with Ozen’s crispy ‘Karaageee’ chicken, teriyaki sauce, furikake, sweet chilli jam, herb mayo, and fresh lettuce.

And to finish, Ozen will be keeping fusion food fans coming back for more with a quirky Lucky Charms dough bun dessert – set to be a sure-fire hit with sweet-toothed fans of the ‘magically delicious’ retro cereal.

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Photo by Ozen. According to the owners of Ozen, the collaboration is a bold move but one they think foodies will love.

Speaking ahead of the launch, co-owner Chris Thomas says: “Chinese boa buns filled with Middle Eastern chicken – it just works!

“Getting creative with these sort of combinations is what we set out to do from the very beginning – push the boundaries, be daring with our flavours, and keep people guessing.”

Co-owner, Mezzo, says: “We knew from the start we’d have to work hard to earn our place within Edinburgh’s impressive street food scene and we hope this latest collaboration shows people we’re not afraid to experiment.”