The Desi Digest: #MyLondonSupperclubs special edition

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A change to the usual monthly Indian-accented listings this time around: I’m widening the remit in order to celebrate and promote all the diverse food cultures featured as part of the #MyLondonSupperclubs series which serves as a sort of culinary two-fingers-up to the Brexit result.

If my recent interview with Asma Khan got your mouth all a-water over the myriad cuisines being dished up at Soho’s 68 & Boston over the coming six weeks or so, you’ll want to know all the info. So, without further ado, please find the lowdown down below… see you there!

Asha Nepalese #MyLondonSupperclubs pop-up

Asha Pradhan’s Nepali Supperclub

When? Already occurred, but worth a mention!

What? Asha is Asma’s longtime head chef, so I already knew she can cook up a storm… but this was something else.This gorgeous feast was a worthy kick-off for the #MyLondonSupperclubs series – we gorged on momo dumplings, mountains of goat slow-cooked on the bone, fat juicy prawns in a super-garlicky gravy (which, unlike anyone we encountered the following day, we relished), and much, much more besides. Look out for more from this talented cook: I would say she’s a masterchef in the making, but for the fact she’s pretty much already there…

Biryani

Darjeeling Express’s Biryani Banquet

When? Saturday 6th August

What? There is no better biryani, full stop. So you should stop off and get your fix this evening, chasing multiple servings with stewed Hunza apricots from Afghanistan served with lashings of fresh cream.

Sold out! Message @asmakhancooks for waiting list

The Adobros’ Filipino Supperclub

When? Friday 12th August

What? Brothers Mark and Mike introduce the fantastic flavours of the Philippines with a menu including adobo chicken wings, beef short rib kare kare, and the famous Spanish-influenced pud, Sans Rival.

Book here

Kati roll

Darjeeling Express’s Calcutta Supperclub

When? Saturday 13th August

What? From light, fragrant fish malaikari to marvellously meaty kosha mangsho, Asma Khan’s menu will showcase the lip-licking cuisine that attracts foodies to the diverse Indian city in their droves.

Sold out! Message @asmakhancooks for waiting list

Darjeeling Express’s Fourth Anniversary Supperclub

When? Saturday 20th August

What? This anniversary dinner marks four years of Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express – treating you to street food like kati rolls, then inviting you to binge on biryani like a member of the royal courts.

Book here

SG x HK Xiao Chi Dian’s East Asian Supperclub

When? Saturday 27th August

What? Seasoned supperclub hosts Shu Han Lee, Jason Ng, and Cherry Smart present their take on East Asian street food with all manner of tasty tidbits from across Singapore and Hong Kong.

Book here

Taste Mauritius summer lunch supperclub

Taste Mauritius’s Mauritian Melange Supperclub

When? Wednesday 31st August

What? Pop-up chef Selina Periampillai’s traditional cuisine bears French, Creole and Indian influences. Mauritian food is lively and lovely; full of fresh flavours and familiar-yet-exotic dishes.

Book here

Club Lola’s Italian Supperclub

When? Thursday 1 September

What? This evening sees the best of British produce meets traditional Italian dishes; chef Lola’s twisted dishes include spiced polenta, and, for the sweet of tooth, rhubarb and amaretto tiramisu.

Book here

Raastawala dhaba street food Kolkata Calcutta pop-up pani puri golgappa chaat bombs puchka

Bombay Kitchen’s A Taste of India Supperclub

When? Friday 2nd September

What? The top trio of Chintal Kakaya, Manjari Chitnis and Rinku Dutt present a spicy night of Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Kolkatan delights. Make no mistake: tastebuds will be tickled.

Book here

Australian Fusion Feast Supperclub

When? Saturday 3rd September

What? Scratch Suppers and Food Walks founder Michelle Francis’s menu has a Pacific Rim vibe – zingy South East Asian flavours add new, unexpected elements to traditional European produce.

Listing coming soon on Edible Experiences

Modern British Supperclub

When? Wednesday 7th September

What? Naomi Knill Jassy Davis’s seasonal Modern British menu promises to be easy on eye and tastebud alike, with early autumn-apt plates like cured sardines, rye, beetroot and labneh.

Listing coming soon on Edible Experiences

Angus Denoon Jhalmuri Express chaat cart

Jhalmuri Express’s Kolkata Chaat Extravaganza

When? Thursday 8th September

What? The legendary Jhalmuri Express (aka Angus Denoon) steams into town in glorious technicolour; hawking all sorts of Kolkata-style street food along with a little maya and mystery, and a lot of good vibes.

Book here

Curry Leaf Cafe’s Czech Us Out Supperclub

When? Friday 9th September

What? Curry Leaf Cafe co-founder and South Indian food expert Kanthi Kiran Thamma and his Czech kitchen team teams up for a fusion that sounds like a car crash and is guaranteed to eat like a dream.

Book here

Russian Revels’ Feast From The New East Supperclub

When? Saturday 10th September

What? With food from the ‘New East’ – the Baltics via Moscow right over to Georgia, RR collectively draw on their roots with hearty, heartwarming food like borscht-in-a-pie and mushroom soup.

Book here

Matango Cameroon Supperclub 

When? Monday 12th September

What? This amazing African cuisine encompasses dishes from over 300 ethnic groups. It’s a food culture that’s spicy and enticing, and this event offers a great intro to its delicious, diverse delicacies.

Book here

Jewish & Muslim Comfort Food Supperclub

When? Tuesday 13th September

What? Home cooks Medeia Cohan, Masarat Daud and Hajera Menon team up to share their favourite home comforts, along with delicious musings on culture, identity, faith, and the role of food in all three.

Book here

So Delish’s Nigerian Supperclub

When? Wednesday 14th September

What? Home cook Nana Fatimah Ogunfemi serves up a banquet of Nigerian street food alongside some of the country’s best-loved, brialliantly-named beverages like ‘Kunun Zaki’.

Book here

Paneer korma

Darjeeling Express’s Indian Seasonal Vegetarian Supperclub

When? Thursday 15 September

What? Committed carnivore? It matters not – Asma Khan’s extensive menu will convince you you don’t need meat in order to treat yourself. This is five-a-day at its most delectable.

Book here

Moroccan & French Supperclub

When? Friday 16th September

What? A group of parents from Kensington and Bousfield Primary Schools collaborate for a feast which includes traditionally-cooked lamb cous cous and luscious, almond paste-stuffed Sahara dates.

Listing coming soon on Edible Experiences

Rangoon Sisters’ Burmese Supperclub

When? Saturday 17th September

What? The eponymous Sisters, Emily and Amy Chung, will make you wonder why you’ve taken so long to discover Burmese cuisine. Dishes include the inimitable ohn no kauswe noodle soup.

Book here

  • To read Asma Khan talking #MyLondonSupperclubs, click here
  • To read about Angus Denoon and Jhalmuri Express, click here
  • To read about South Indian cuisine, click here
  • To read about Nepalese cuisine, click here
  • To read about Bengali cuisine, click here
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