Zoe Adjonyoh will bring her contemporary West African food to Soho with a six month residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons.
What to Expect
The new popup will showcase Zoe’s traditional Ghanaian recipes with a twist for the modern kitchen. Born to a Ghanaian father and Irish mother, the writer and cook from South-East London is on a mission to bring African food to the masses, inspired by her time exploring recipes in her grandmother’s kitchen and at the famous Kaneshi street market, where she met with cooks who shared their own takes on traditional recipes.
“I believe we are on the cusp of an African food revolution. There is a longing to try something that is actually new, not just re-spun, and Ghanaian cuisine is filling that gap. For too long Ghanaians have kept this incredible food a greedy secret,” says Zoe Adjonyoh.
What to Eat
Pick and mix modern small plates ideal for sharing, including slow-cooked Red Red Stew, and main plates including Zoe’s legendary Jollof Fried Chicken and Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Peanut Sauce.
If it’s a few light bites for your pints, then there’s a selection of bar snacks like marinated Kelewele, tempura-battered Okra Fries, and Pork Ribs in Sticky Plantain Sauce. Pub guests can also stock up on jars of her house shito and jollof relish for their own kitchen.
Sweet tooth lovers… Zoe’s signature Love Chin Chin Banoffee Pie, made using the West African snack sensation as well as Divine dark chocolate, is a dish you need to end your meal.
Keep an eye out for Zoe’s debut cookbook “Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen”, which will be published by Octopus Books on Thursday 20 April.