In the kitchen with: Joké Bakare at her new place, @chishuru in Brixton Village. "Londoner by the way of West Africa" bringing plates inspired from her travels and Nigeria where Joké' grew up, along the way talking you through 💫🇳🇬
Ekuru steamed bean sponge with pumpkin seed pesto and scotch bonnet, deep fried cassava lime and coconut strings, plantain with salt and an onion relish swiped on (cant remember the spices, think was favourite!), goat amayse, bavette suya with yajii dressing and peanut ice cream in baobab that tasted creamy and soury. "Chishuru literally means 'eat silent', so it’s food so good you don’t talk. We want people to be so blown away by the flavours that they get entranced by the dishes, and eat silently", it worked. Joké moved to London 20 years ago, previous job - in property. Didn't train professionally but always loved food and learnt so much, always on the move. After a few years of doing supperclubs and dinner hosting, she entered a competition run by Brixton Village last year and won this spot, opened August 2020, in Market Row.
Felt magical like you've come to her kitchen, so if you need a perk up / soul jerk as we head into winter, go down what she's doing is beautiful.