London: Chukus – Nigerian Tapas restaurant

This is a really special post for me. If you don’t already know, I’m part Nigerian – but I’ve never been. Whenever I get the opportunity to learn something about the culture, I take it in earnestly. Most of the time it’s just my best friend Yewa telling me about her trips there or her parents, which is great, but I do hope to see it for myself one day.

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In terms of food, I’ve actually always had Nigerian food in my diet but have been fairly restrictive with what I have: Okra soup, egusi, red stew – and pepper soup when I’m ill. Chukus restaurant brings you into Nigerian culture, combining it with another culture I love with a passion, Spain. It is the brainchild of two siblings: Emeka (é-meh-ka) and Ifeyinwa (i-fay-in-wa), who teamed up to put Nigerian food on the London foodie map.

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Why must you go? Because whether you love this cuisine or don’t know it, you have the opportunity to sample it in filling-but-modest-sized portions, so you can really get a good spread of things! I tried things I hadn’t before, and loved it.

PRICES/ MENU

As I said it’s a tapas style restaurant, each of the dishes are ranging between £4.75 and £7.75. On the higher side (£7.75) is the honey suya prawns that are pictured below which I highly recommend. Also 80% of their dishes are gluten free.

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LOCATION

When I visited they had a pop in Shoreditch, London (see below) but they are working on establishing a full time base – I hope this happens soon for my belly’s sake.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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www.chukuslondon.co.uk

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