All posts tagged: falafel

Juma Kitchen – An Iraqi Supperclub

Last week I was invited to an Iraqi supperclub. Two firsts for me – eating Iraqi food and going to a supperclub. Over the past six months of doing this blog, I’ve become much more aware of supperclubs, and some of the lovely food bloggers I’ve met so far even run their own. I was also intrigued to find out what Iraqi food would be like – I didn’t do much research into it prior to going, as I wanted it to be a surprise. I figured that there might be some crossover with the kind of food I grew up with in Cyprus, as the country is so close to Iraq. Cypriot food is really quite odd when I think about it, as it takes a lot of inspiration from Greece but whether it likes to admit it or not, a lot of it comes from Turkey and the Middle East. The supperclub was being held at The Jam Tree in Clapham, but it was hosted by Philip Juma of Juma Kitchen. He recently …

Lunch from FalafeLicious, Boxpark, Shoreditch

I had seen FalafeLicious advertised on Facebook (via Boxpark), and had been wanting to try it out for some time. And yesterday was the day! I headed over for lunch and was really impressed by the range on offer. I originally thought it would just be falafel in pitta bread (as I’d seen on Facebook), but was surprised to see their extensive range of salads. For £4.95 you can indeed have falafel in pitta, but for £6.95 you can have falafel in a big salad box, which is what I opted for. I think I counted 20 different types of salads/dressings on offer, including things like couscous, grilled aubergines, white beans, red cabbage and marinated olives, and a particularly delicious red chilli sauce! Once I’d filled up my salad box with all of these goodies, I headed for the counter where the lady added a whopping eight freshly cooked falafel. I was asked if I wanted houmous and tahini, to which I said a big YES, as they’re two of my favourite dips, as well …