Chukwu’s

Well Street Kitchen, 203 Well St, London E9 6QU, UK

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Chuku’s is the creation of London born brother-sister duo Emeka (é-meh-ka) and Ifeyinwa (i-fay-in-wa). Having spent countless hours working together as kids to recite the whole script of their favourite film, Cool Runnings, as adults they teamed up again to focus on another of their mutual loves: Nigerian food.

Noticing the lack of Nigerian cuisine on the London “foodie” map, the pair decided to take what they know and love about Nigerian food and share it with the rest of the UK. But they wanted to do so with a difference.

Whilst living in Spain, where he spent many Sundays chilling with friends in a tapas bar, Emeka fell in love with the relaxed, social tapas dining culture. Just a couple of years later, Ifeyinwa moved to Martinique in the Caribbean and developed an appreciation for a slower pace of life than she had been used to in London.

Returning to London where everything, including meals, happened at an accelerated speed, the duo decided to slow things down. They wanted to create a spot where people could not only enjoy Nigerian food and culture but could also chill out, relax and enjoy each other’s company. And so, they set up Chuku’s to be the home of good food, good conversation and good vibes. Chop, chat, chill!

5 Nigerian Vegan Dishes To Try

Boli

Boli seller in Nigerian market 

Plantain is a staple food in Nigerian households and it is as much loved for its taste as it is its versatility. Coming from the banana family, it’s a bigger and starchier version of the yellow fruit and is rich in antioxidants. While we can often be found eating it fried, we also love changing it up and are big fans of roasted plantain aka boli. To prepare, pre-heat your oven to 170°C. Wash and peel some sweet ripe plantains with a sharp knife. Then pop them into the oven. Once golden brown, flip them and roast the other side and voilà. In Nigeria, boli is usually made by street vendors on charcoal grill, so you can also try this in the summer on the barbecue.n

Moi Moi

Though our moi moi might look like a cake it’s actually a spicy savoury tart. Moi moi is made from highly-nutritious Nigerian brown beans or black-eyed beans which makes each bite a great source of protein. The beans are puréed with …Continue Reading

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