Hello reader’s , I spent a good chunk of 2019 eating my way through various culinary delights at home and abroad. From the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the Port loving streets of Porto, I will attempt to capture all the memorable dishes I had in 2019. Strap in and enjoy the foodie ride.
The Duck and rice gastropub in Soho served some of 2019’s most mouthwatering duck dishes . The duck skin was perfectly crispy and duck meat was ever soo juicy. I spotted a delicious plate of lobster on their instagram page a few days ago. Compliments to head chef Hoong and the team. I have to go back for sure.
Suya lamb shoulder , grilled cutlets and Cous Cous
I had this dish at an African fusion restaurant in Mayfair called Stork. The lamb was ever soo soft and tender. Spicing was on point. The menu has changed a fair bit since I last visited and it seems they now have more Nigerian dishes . I will have to visit again to try out their new menu and to support what they are trying to do with placing Nigerian food on the map. Stork is currently closed for renovations and is due to reopen in Feb 2020. Keep up the good work team.
Plant based Vegan Hot dogs
I bet some of you are thinking my blog has been hacked , but fear not, it is I. Temporarily based in Croydon’s St Matthew’s Yard, the Vegan grill restaurant served some very tasty gluten hotdogs. The taste was hard to differentiate from meaty hot dogs. I was soo shocked I spent a few minutes talking to the owners about vegan food , more specifically a flour product called Gluten.They have since moved out of St Matthew’s Yard according to their website, however another Vegan restaurant called followburgergrill has taken its place , so do check out this new place. The Vegan grill crew tried out their burgers and apparently loved it.
I am looking forward to trying out a few more vegan dishes in 2020 as there are more places serving tasty vegan dishes. The queues outside Greggs for vegan steak bakes at the start of the New Year really shows the increasing popularity of vegan dishes.
Morrocan dishes : Tagine’s , Lamb and bread , Pasta
Some of the most memorable dishes I had in 2019 was abroad . We had wonderful time in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Marrakech and had soo many dishes that really stood out. I fell in love with tagines on this trip hence the millions of pictures below
Tagines at Riad Karmela and Kasbah Bab Ourika
Lamb and bread at Mechoui Alley
Finally , the Pasta Carbonara at La Sultana was an absolute memorable dish for me. It went down a treat.
Portuguese dishes : Bacalhau ( cod ) , Francesinha ( Portuguese heart failure sandwich ) and Pasteis de nata ( tarts )
We took a trip to Porto for a friends wedding and absolutely stuffed our faces at restaurants all over the city. You can find out the names of the various restaurants by checking out my Porto blog post. Our mornings always kicked off with a glass of Port and freshly baked Pasteis de nata. Breakfast doesn’t get any better than this.
Pasteis de Nata and Port
Bacalhau ( cod fish and potatoes ) with a drizzle of Olive oil for lunch
Francesinha for dinner : a Portuguese sandwich to die for ..literally. Clogged arteries never felt soo good. The gravy was soo good I tried not to share , until an Irish someone gave away my tricks .
Piri Piri Chicken and wild African rice
Sticking with the Portuguese theme, I had some some tasty piri piri flame grilled chicken at a new restaurant in London Bridge called Casa do Frango. They opened a new joint in Shoreditch last month (December 2019).
Whole plaice , clams , spring onion and chilli
We were bowled over by this fish dish served at Wrights Brothers located inside London bridges famous Borough Market . The Plaice was perfectly cooked and delicious. They better keep this dish on their menu or else I’ll be leading a protest.
There goes a quick post about some of the memorable dishes I had in 2019. Here’s to more memorale dishes in 2020 readers. Post any foodie ideas in the comments below and I’ll try and check out the restaurant.