It’s often said that London is a melting pot of cultures, and Backdoor Kitchen has taken this a literal step forward by introducing Flavour Expats.
Expat chefs who head pop-up eateries across the city are gathering in a rustic space above Palm2 Food and Wine shop in Hackney once a week during March and April.
Here, two chefs will cook a main, starter and dessert from their home country, and you get to try them all.TNT went along to the launch night, where a medley of nationalities cooked up their dishes: from a Mauritian fish dish served with a coconut and spinach dahl, to mussels in a Philippine-style green curry sauce to an Italian basil gelato with strawberry coulis and pistachio nuts.
Our favourite, of course, was the kangaroo pie.
Celebrating all that’s great about the pop-up culture in London, this is a casual and intimate way to get to know food from across the world in one spot.
Flavour Expats takes place on the following dates:
March 1: The Pickled Fork (Great Britain) vs Darjeeling Express (India)
March 8: Gastronhome (France) vs Yummy Choo Eats (Mauritius)
March 14: Backdoor Kitchen (Italy) vs The Hungry Hakka (China)
March 29: The Pickled Fork (Australia) vs Tacochu (Japan)
April 5: The Candlestick Maker (England) vs Buntà BBQ (Vietnam)
April 12: 7th Floor Supperclub (Italy) vs Pepe’s Kitchen (Philippines)
April 26: Backdoor Kitchen (Italy) vs Two Hungry Girls (Singapore/Malaysia)
Where: Upstairs at Palm2 Food and Wine shop, 152-156 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E5 0QJ