Lego Movie, Wahaca, Black Bean Toastada

A random Friday, my girlfriend and I went to Westfield (Shopping Mall in Shepherds Bush, London) to watch the Lego Movie, in 3D. The film was entertaining, funny, a little kiddish and Batman and Unikitten were awesome (Everything’s awesome)

After we watched the film, we went to Wahaca. Wahaca is a Mexican chain created by Thomasina Myers (who won Masterchef quite a few years ago). It is a Mexican Tapas restaurant, where you order 2-3 dishes per person and a side or two.

The dishes we ordered were
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Pork pibil taco
Steak taco
Green rice
Black bean Toastada
Chorizo & potato Quasedilla
Sweet Potato (So delicous as a side dish)

For descriptions, look on the website or visit the restaurant 🙂

The food was nice and different to a normal Mexican restaurant. The dishes felt fresh and tasted nice, even if there was a little too much coriander and cheese for my taste.

The food was nice but the experience itself felt very rushed and I wouldn’t go there for an evening meal again. The food was pretty cheap too.

I’m happy I went – I’d go again but for lunch times only.

We went home that night and looked at the Thomasina cook book that I own and the next day we created Black Bean Toastadas, which tasted delicious. I’d say they tasted even better than at Wahaca!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Large handful blackbeans, soaked in water for 5 minutes
1 clove of garlic, peeled, crushed
1 shallot, finely chopped
½ lime, juice
Large pinch of cumin
Large knob of feta cheese, crumbled
Lettuce, shredded
Salt and pepper
4 Tortilla wraps
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
Cut small circles of tortilla wraps from the larger tortillas.
Brush them in olive oil.
Cook them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Blitz half the beans with garlic, shallot, lime juice and a splash of olive oil.
Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a pot.
Add bean puree and rest of beans and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.
Season with salt, pepper and cumin.
Add beans to toastada.
top with lettuce and feta.
Top with salsa and guacamole.


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