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Rhythm Kitchen is Six!

Now we are six! Can’t believe that the years have flown by so fast – so many good times, friendly faces and of course big-time Jerk! We’ve been here through the London Olympics, seen Stratford blossom in ways we’d never thought possible, gone through tumultuous times shoulder-to-shoulder with all of London and come through stronger.

The one thing that has never changed is the way we do our food. Jerk cooking is a way of life and of all the restaurants in Westfield Stratford you’ll not find any which take it as personally as we do. It’d because we’re a family-run place with just one outlet, not like all the chain places and franchises all around us. The reason it tastes like home cooking is because that’s what it is – there’s no big corporate development kitchen with a team of chefs working on our dishes, we work up our dishes at home in our kitchen! We take what we know, what we learnt growing up and the old recipes from our family and friends and turn them into what we serve up at Rhythm Kitchen. There’s a lot of love in there and it’s all designed to be but one thing – tasty as hell.

We look a likkle different to how we did when we started out, gave ourselves a refresh earlier this year as you might have notices. We took what we’ve learnt over the years and mixed it with our heritage to make something which is just us and just for you – no stereotype of some jerk shack in the Islands which never existed, but a representation of our shared culture and cuisine. We’re proud to be independent, proud to be who we are and where we are and we may be likkle but wi’ tallawah!

Big love to everyone who has joined us over the last six years, it’s only going to get better!

Jerk Cooking: A New Special

If you’ve been keeping up with what we’ve had going on lately you’ll know that we’re rocking a brand new look these days – something we think is more us, something which shows off a bit of our Caribbean heritage. It’s not just the outfit that’s new – we’ve been working hard in the kitchen too and one of the things we’ve come up with something we think is the perfect lighter dish for hot summer nights – Jerk Salmon and Coconut Couscous.

Marinated in our secret blend of spices before being cooked to perfection, it’s the sort of thing that you just don’t find other places and that suits us down to the ground. If you hadn’t guessed yet we like to stand out from the crowd, do our own thing. Sure, our Jerk cooking is authentic and tradition and heritage are at the heart of it but what good is all that learning and experience unless you can turn it to something new? So if you come by our place and Jerk Salmon is on as a special, what do you think should go with it? We tried a whole load of things when we were developing this dish, the kitchen was full and all of our friends and family them belly full! In the end we agreed with the popular vote and went for our coconut couscous, something else you might not find in your average Jerk spot. Light, zesty and just a likkle bit different, we love the way it works with the salmon to make a light, tasty dish with deep roots in Island culture but a modern take on how Jerk cooking can work. We hope you like it…