At home I constantly love to experiment with flavours at dinner and that’s the perfect time to try some new twists to traditional dishes and get creative with spices and fruits hailing from the island of Mauritius.
We never used to eat pork growing up at home, probably because my parents didn’t favour it as a choice of meat, dishes were normally poultry, lamb or fish with the odd beef dish pre-mad cow era. I now enjoy cooking pork in recipes, its lighter to eat than meatier dishes although I’m never partial to a slab of pork belly or crackling.
This recipe is a new one from me, I have since added to supperclub menus as a lighter, fragrant, sweet style curry with the natural juices of the lychees it works very well. So don’t turn your nose up to trying something a little different and adventurous! Continue reading
Over the weekend I visited Taste of Christmas at Tabacoo Dock in Wapping, a semi-breezy but coll venue with small alcoves of producers, demo sections, Electrolux taste theaters with chefs.
It was not the best organised event as in going to Olympia or Earl’s Court as many have said they got confused wondering about like lost (cold) souls, wondering have I been here before?
I have to say I didn’t enjoy it as much as BBC Good Food Show, but however, it evoked the Christmas spirit with live song, warm drinks, festive inspired food offerings and all in all maybe that cold outdoor Winter breeze added to it as well. Continue reading
Posted in Food Festivals, Events & Markets, Food Reviews, Other
Tagged electrolux, hawker house, London food, London street food, market, street food, taste of christmas, winter
Recently I visited L’ETO Cafe based on the King’s Road in Chelsea, only having been open for just over two months, with five other branches around London which I have been to for breakfast/brunch. Tempted to see what their dinner was like at the Cafe we went along over the weekend.
L’Eto Caffe may be marketed as an all day style cafe mainly for its patisseries and cakes. Exquisitely lining up the windows in their Soho branch, handmade chocolate truffles line up the interior of the Chelsea branch. The cafe itself is slick, modernised with quirky with paintings and objects perched on the walls or shelves. It screams Chelsea, from the clientele to the look and feel of the cafe. href=”http://yummychooeats.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/photo-2-50.jpg”>
A Mauritian classic tea time treat, found in the bakeries around Mauritius. It’s simply a jam-sandwiched biscuit that’s coated with a pink icing glaze. And its something I am making for our Mauritian inspired Afternoon Tea Supperclub next weekend.
What’s a girl to do.. so much food, too many options, I recently had one of those days when you over indulge, feel the bulge and can’t stop eating. As much as your head and stomach is telling you to stop, its useless, the food is too good to waste and no matter what you will fit it in somehow! Continue reading
This last month has been the busiest for Yummy Choo getting out to the masses of London (so far..) we have done Pop Ups, have upcoming Supperclubs, cookery classes and private events..
I have accumulated a photo-led post of what Yummy Choo has been eating and feeding people this last month. We recently did a pop up with rum brand Pink Pigeon at the end of October, serving guests a 5 course taster menu Mauritian cuisine. Continue reading
Last week I was lucky enough to visit the School of Wok in Covent Garden for a traditional taster cookery class, I was super excited as I have been wanting to go for ages and I could actually make it this time!
Fresh from a night yesterday of teaching 28 people a Mauritian street food class we’ve had some great opportunities to get our cuisine out there lately and I’m loving how much interest our food is getting!
Yummy Choo did our first pop up Dhall Puri making session last week in Balham, which saw a cosy group of people get their roll on, teaching them how to make their own soft dhall puri wraps, from filling, rolling and eating.. And it all went down well! Continue reading
Posted in Big Eats & Recipes, Food Festivals, Events & Markets, Food Reviews, Other
Tagged classes, cookery class, cuisine, dhall puri, dholl puri, mauritian food, mauritius, pop ups
My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer. Robert Burns, “My Heart’s in the Highlands”, line 1 (1790)
A couple of weeks ago I finally got to visit the Lochs in Scotland, after last year’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall scaling a 26 mile walk in two days which you can read about here
It was an amazing trip to sum it all up, getting away for 4 nights to stay near the Loch Ness ( Drumnadrochiit) to be precise a small town, we are talking about one post office, restaurant, local pub.. but no church in sight! And what a friendly town it was, a few tourists speckled here and there carrying backpacks, taking walks or seeking spots for camping. Continue reading
So I stumbled upon this recipe from the chef Atul Kochhar last night and having a load of pineapples left in the fridge (as you do) I needed something worthwhile putting them in. With wanting something spicy and first to kill the impending sniffles it was choice between a Prawn Laksa or a Malay inspired Prawn and Pineapple Curry.
Well the latter won and I’m so glad it did, I adapted this easy to follow recipe and created a well worth it version of the curry, I implore you to try!
Here is the adapted recipe from the Metro’s Atul Kochhar recipe: You can add more chilli if you wish (and don’t have a husband who cannnot take spicy food…)
PRAWN, BUTTERBEAN & PINEAPPLE CURRY