Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Turns out I’m coco”nuts” about Mauritian food 🥥

📍In the absence of restaurants, I’ve been hitting London’s outdoor markets pretty hard over the last month

I’ve always loved the street food scene in this city ♥️ Some of the best dishes I’ve eaten have been from little gazebos in the park or on the side of the road. I feel these vendors don’t always get the recognition they deserve for the hard graft they put in and the pure love that goes into their food 🙌🏼

My latest outing was to the Saturday market at London Fields Primary School playground where I rediscovered, serving up beautiful Mauritian food🌴

Here’s what I ate:⁣
🥥Vegan biryani w/ seasonal vegetables, 15 different spices, coconut milk, fresh herbs, lemon juice & zest. Crunchy slaw, coconut chutney, mung bean curry, grilled aubergine, tamarind & tomato chutney, zassar pickle & a fresh roti
💰£8 (+£1.50 for the roti)
💭So many beautiful flavours and components, from the tangy slaw to the sweet coconut chutney. Highlights for me were the lovely smokiness of the aubergine, the flavour-packed biryani and the most buttery roti I think I’ve ever had!
🤷🏼‍♀️Order again? Yes

🥘 Biryani is a popular dish in Mauritius. There is some debate about the exact origin but the term comes from the Persian word, Birian, meaning “fried before cooking” and the dish is a mix of the native spicy rice dishes of India and the Persian pilaf

🎥 For close up footage, see my reels 👀
🍽Name: ⁣⁣⁣
📍Location: London Fields⁣⁣
🌾Gluten free options? Yes
🌱100% vegan venue? No⁣
🍽 Cuisine: ⁣⁣⁣Mauritian
👩‍🍳 Mauritian British owned⁣⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: None, ate it all ⁣⁣
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Normally I’d bring my own but have to use this right now due to COVID regulations
🐶Dog-friendly? Yes
♿️Wheelchair-friendly? Yes

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