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.
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!
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
Salt and pepper
4 Tortilla wraps
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.