The King and Co pub is reinventing itself into a local pub with some great food offerings. It has been hosting a series of pop up events and the latest is with Zoe and her Ghanaian food.
I am not unfamiliar with Ghanaian food after being introduced to this by a Ghanaian friend and initiating me into the fan club of super hot Ghanaian Shito chilli sauce. I used to tag along to this massive annual Ghanaian gathering in South London, attended by the current “king” and his family. This is an energetic gathering of the community dressed up in their colourful outfits, trimmed in Kente cloth. It was here that I was introduced to all the amazing flavours of Ghanaian food.
As there are not many Ghanaian restaurants in town, the only chance of tasting more of the cuisine is at friend’s homes. That is until now.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is popping up at the Kings Pub in Clapham for a few weeks. Here’s a great chance to get acquanted with the taste of Ghana. Zoe started doing popups and catering for small events in 2011 and she will soon be opening a restaurant in Brixton.
Her pop up menu features some of Zoe’s signature dishes and some typical Ghanaian dishes like Jollof rice, plantain and shito. Tempura okra is a great way to cook okra for those who don’t like it sticky, especially served with the Shito pepper sauce (which is very similar in flavour to a Malaysian sambal). The dishes are mainly stews with many different flavourings. Her peanut stew is rich with deep meaty flavours and the tomato flavoured Jollof rice went well with not just the chicken skewers but the other stews too.
The dishes are mainly stews with many different flavourings. Her peanut stew is rich with deep meaty flavours and the tomato flavoured Jollof rice went well with not just the chicken skewers but the other stews too.
What’s on the menu?
Okra Tempura with Shito hot pepper sauce
Red Red beans with Lekewele chunky plantain chips
Jollof chicken skewers with jollof rice
Hearty beef, spinach and ginger stew
Zoe’s signature peanut butter stew with mutton
Garden egg (mini white aubergine) stew
Baked coconut and cassava cake and banoffee pie
What we had is just a fraction of dishes on offer. On Sundays, she will be doing a Ghanaian themed Sunday lunch like her slow cooked Lamb Palaver. There are many other dishes like the “Chop” bar on the daily menus too.
Along with the Ghanaian food, there was a selection of African beers too. If that is not enough choice, King & co has a massive menu of craft beers that change frequently. See what is on offer on their menu on the wall or what’s on tap at the bar.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is on at the King & Co Pub in Clapham until the end of May.
You can book by calling them at 020 7498 1971.
The King & Co
100 Clapham Park Road
EatCookExplore was a guest of King & Co and Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen