Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Everyday gists .. Cassava leaf soup with Melrose

I go my sista house as na im husband birthday. Dem come give me rice with chicken, stew and cassava leaf soup.

I carry am go work for lunch yesterday. See me, I come dey follow the nooks and crannies of chicken bone when remain to find this soup lick and I dey office! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ฎ! Yes o! It was that tasty.

Sister Melrose, my S'alone  (Sierra Leonean) sister, you no do me well so. You have to teach me this one yourself. I still love you though, no worry. Nice soup.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘.
(Here is Immaculate bites cassava-leaf-soup recipe meanwhile)

Have a great day.

Fally Jay.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Cooking Caribbean with 'Original Flava'

In case you have wondered what the Caribbean diet was all about and needed some guidelines; there's even more help now. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Two young men, 'Shaun and Craig McAnuff have taken the challenge of teaching some of us how it's done in a new book called

'Original Flava Caribbean Cookbook'.

It contains over 70 recipes of authentic and modern Caribbean meals also making use of some healthier ingredients.

It is a rich book full of vibrant illustrations and easy to follow recipes.
If you want to get a copy of this book and more, do so by following the link below


They would be glad you did ๐Ÿ˜†and you would be much the wiser in your Caribbean Cuisine.

Thank you
Fally Jay for The Food Hut 
Facebook - @FJafrocaribbeanfoods

Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer Love ๐Ÿ˜Ž Suya with Zee (Zita)

Hi folks.

Here's my new found love

                       Zita Bernice Tiena.

She is a certified health coach using shapeupafrica.com as her website. African foods are her main dietary focus.

Today, courtesy of her, we shall hopefully become "Suya' gurus and the toast of summer due to our acquired BBQ skills.๐Ÿ˜‰

What is 'Suya'?
Essentially sliced meat on sticks or skewers loaded with a nutty spice and pepper mix in powdered form. Once learnt, you can always adjust your seasoning to accommodate your tastes and tolerances.

So let's see how Zita does it. Links to her website would be under her video.
See also her Facebook page @shapeupafrican.com.

We shall definitely be hearing more of and from her.

Enjoy..๐Ÿ˜Ž- Fally Jay for The Food Hut (@FJafrocaribbeanfoods)

#africanbbq #SupaSuya

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A 'Sympli' yam competition in London!!! #theyamstoryuk

Morning peeps!

Our people have been busy!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Two London Chefs from

                           Kenya Coffee House and Enish Restaurant

slog it out in a 'Yam cook-off ' to prove who can best handle our much loved 'Sympli' yam products.

See just how much more you can learn about cooking yam..๐Ÿ˜—

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜†!

After watching all that, do the next best thing:

Visit either restaurant and ask for a yam dish
or visit the shops (๐Ÿ˜‰ yeah, Tescos, Morrissons, Asda or Ades Cash and Carry etc) and buy your 'Sympli' frozen yam cubes or fries to cook up a storm in your kitchen.

I would be personally glad to post pictures of your results, most especially if you are new to the whole yam thing. You can do this @FJafrocaribbeanfoods, the business page for the Food Hut.

Thanks for keeping #theyamstoryuk going,

Like or share this post wherever you come across it. You can also follow our Facebook page @FJAFROCARIBBEANFOODS.

Till next time,
Fally Jay for The Food Hut

#africanfood #afrocaribbeancaterers #africanrestaurants #grocers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Big up to The Fung Bros. ..........

These gentlemen took a tour of Nigeria in  America (yup!)  and ate some #poundedyam amongst other things (๐Ÿ˜… just trying to keep #theyamstoryuk link going ..๐Ÿ˜‰)

I decided to share this because it was a really good video exploring the diversity of some #nigeriandishes from the view of a non indigene.

In this video, the brothers described 'pounded yam as really dense mashed potatoes' which is a reasonable description actually.
These boys were really brave.... see for yourself ๐Ÿ˜…

Follow me on Facebook at Fally's Food Hut for more afrocaribbean food stories and updates.

Monday, 19 June 2017

#Theyamstoryuk - putting it 'Sympli' with Egusi soup. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Hello friends ๐Ÿ˜Š.

To encourage you to try our precious 'yam' in its pounded form, here is a complete video recipe.

'Sympli frozen yam cubes' stocked at Asda,  Tesco, Morissons and Ades Cash and Carry in London SE28 and SE7.

Check their website, symplinatural.com for more locations.

Enjoy your meal, let us know how it goes. Leave us comments on  this page or the face book page. Share your experience. Let others know how you found it.

Fally Jay for The Food Hut

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Edirin at Deptford #afrocaribbeanpopupcatering

'Edinrin', the name of an industrious young man at work during the regular market days at Deptford High Street in London.
The pictures below speak for themselves.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

I say we need more of such, particularly in the city. Definitely worth duplicating in our various city hotspots.
It is a good way of bringing our 'good food' to those who never tasted such too.

Well done Edinrin. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒŸ

#popupkitchen #AfroCaribbeanfood #fallysfoodhut #streetcatering


Fally Jay for The Food Hut 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

YAM: The story begins

Yams are eaten by Africans and Caribbeans alike with different varieties involved. It is comparable to potatoes here in the UK as a food staple but yam is more on the rugged side.

Join us for the ride as we find out why, how and where we eat yams here in the UK. You may find yourself opting for some yam cooked in your own peculiar style too. ๐Ÿ˜

A famous author, 'Chinua Achebe' in his novel 'Things fall apart', portrayed how highly valued yams are to some cultures. Check out this blog by The Kitchen Butterfly to see what I mean. 

Never fear, some of us just eat yams for the sake of filling our tummies ๐Ÿ˜œ and because it is yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ too.

Stay close for The Yam journey. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fally Jay for The Food Hut.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Resourceful ...#lunchnigerianstyle by DeJuTT

My friend was telling me how a #wastenot or #leftovers project became a work of art and a 'filling' meal. ๐Ÿ˜

She had Sunday roast with all its trimmings the day before and there was bean pudding known as moin moin and stewed spinach soup (efo riro) left over.

Now, adding asparagus, green beans and sweet corn from Sunday dinner and "voila!!" ๐Ÿ˜—

What's not to love in that picture ?
Healthy, low in calories, lots of fibre and that is lunch done #nigerianstyle! ๐Ÿ˜


You can share your own story or discovery here too.
Follow the links to learn how to make moin moin and efo riro for your enjoyment.

Looking forward to hearing 'your' story

Fally Jay for The Food Hut.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Calling all 'sweet tooth's out there. Introducing Sorel or Zobo jelly !

I see and I share viz..

Sorel or Zobo as known by the Caribbeans and Africans is often used to make refreshing inexpensive on the continents.

A previous blog in this thread refers to this.

Today we see someone with a sweet tooth๐Ÿค“(Zita Bernice Tiena) using it to make a jelly! A jelly with more benefits you can say. ๐Ÿ˜….

Why not see for yourself what you make of it. After all, summer will soon be here. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

and the children might need something in between 'boredom' sessions too. ๐Ÿ˜


Fally  Jay, for The Food Hut. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

What up peeps! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Me American? No way! Just messing with you.

I've been away for a while on holiday. Well not holiday really but attending to some necessary family engagements in Nigeria.

 I shall be sharing with you a few pictures from my trip later.

In the mean time I came across this ๐Ÿ˜Žgenius video.
It highlights
1 - the rich variety of foods from a cross section of Nigeria
2 - the adventures of intercultural interactions in a marriage relationship. Essentially, the difficulties of accepting another's food palate.
3 - and finally how it can become a fun 'discovery channel'.

That's what we are about in Fally's Food Hut. The difference is that we have spread our blanket across a wider spectrum; The whole of Africa and The Caribbean.

Let's not be strange bedfellows but engage and interact like this couple eventually did.

Maybe I can take the role played by the counsellor too ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ’†.

So happy Saturday morning ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š
Step into my world (my office๐Ÿ˜œ) and enjoy this video.
In itself, it is good therapy.๐Ÿ‘

Be with you soon,

Fally Jay for The Food Hut 

Monday, 10 April 2017

'Abula' and more @Rita's Catering Service (Caterer Review)

The occasion was the wedding of Martina and Olamide last Saturday and Rita's Catering service was on hand to add colour and 'taste' to the day. ๐Ÿ˜

A wide variety of African dishes (Nigerian in particular) were available for guests to choose from.

So much to choose from, guests had a bit of this that and everything and ended up with plates looking like this ๐Ÿ˜…. Everything tasty or 'finger licking' as Rita would say.


The highlight of the day, a rarity, making it's grand entrance at the later part of the reception was 
'Abula' - yam flour swallow (in mouldable solid form) served with 'gbegiri' beans soup and 'ewedu' (corchorus olitorius) It was served piping hot having been freshly prepared on site.
A signature Yoruba dish from the couple's part of the country, Nigeria. 

Always a good way to celebrate 'a good thing'; like finding a wife ๐Ÿ˜. 
Lots of satisfied guests and newcomers to the African Food scene that day.

It was 'all good'.

Can we share your story too?

Have a great week.
Fally Jay for The Food Hut.

Facebook: @FJafrocaribbeanfoods
Instagram: oyoghejay9 
website in progress :fallysfoodhut.com
Registration forms for website : https://valeriejacob.typeform.com/to/qBnCeo

Saturday, 8 April 2017

รˆkรณ food market - an open secret in Charlton SE7 (Grocer Review)

You know how it is with us, we keep to tried and tested tracks only until someone assures us of something new?

Well, yesterday I decided to stop by รˆkรณ Food  Market and I was pleasantly surprised.

The shop has the set up of someone who knows what they are about, very well organised and neat.

A moderate sized shop with well packaged and presented Afro Caribbean food products, some even shop branded.

There's a cooked foods counter for your typical African/Nigerian dishes. The Romanian clerk who says his name is 'Ayodeji ๐Ÿ˜' even gave me a little taster. The food was ๐Ÿ˜‹ yum!

To make matters better, they offer weekend all you can eat buffets (๐Ÿ˜ฎ) with a dedicated seating area for it, as well as catering services on request.

So much more to say, but I will let the pictures do the rest.

One thing I know is that the lady (Jollofe brand owner) is on to a good thing and will definitely be one to watch and patronise.

#africanfood #grocer #Caterer #foodvendor #naijafood #afrocaribbeanfoods #naijafood #africanfoodbuffet

So enjoy your weekend, go exploring Fally Jay for The Food Hut ๐Ÿ˜— 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

'Sympli' captivating yam porridge techniques


Yes, we visit The Sympli Freezers again.

Students ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘“, you can't afford to bypass the opportunity for some good home cooking ๐Ÿœwhile in your university out in the sticks.

Sympli Natural have put together a video tutorial on one way making yam porridge or yam goulash as they called it.

Try it and see. With time, you can make yours to taste.

By the way, did you know that you can get Sympli frozen yam cubes, fries, plantain chips etc from Tesco, Morrisons and Asda? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, that should definitely be good news for you.


Fally Jay for The Food Hut 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

What's cooking?

Celebrating grocers,



 for 'African and Caribbean' foods.

Check us out for your choice food or grocery vendors

See you there!

Fally Jay for The Food Hut.