THE Isle of Wight's own Dumpling Dumpling will compete at the British Street Food Awards.

Natalie and Daniel Stirrup's street food truck has become a firm fixture at events across the Isle of Wight and beyond, and the couple have created more than 60 dumpling flavours inspired by their time living and working in the Guangxi Province in Southern China.

They include the Hoisin Not Duck (a vegan take on hoisin duck), seafood mac and cheese with lobster and crab, the Moroccan lamb tagine dumpling and, for those with a sweet tooth, the s’mores dumpling.

The southern regional heats in the British Street Food Awards will take place at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, over the bank holiday weekend (May 25 to 27), where 13 street food traders will battle it out for a place in the London finals.

The judges will include Jon Marsden-Jones, head chef of the Michelin-starred Black Rat restaurant in Winchester.

Richard Johnson, founder of the British Street Food Awards, sponsored by Hellmann’s, said: “We can’t wait to welcome Dumpling Dumpling to this year’s regional heats.

"The competition provides a fantastic platform for traders to showcase their brands."

Dumpling Dumpling will be taking on companies including Need Street Food (Portsmouth), Utter Waffle (London) and Staks Souvlaki (Kent).