In case you hadn’t heard, Shakshuka is the Middle-Eastern breakfast, lunch or dinner that London has fallen in love with in a big way.
It’s flavoursome, hearty, easy-to-make and relatively cheap too, and the key is in the name, as the word “shakshuka” means to mix or shake up in many North African and Hebrew languages.
So how do you make it? What veg do you use? And what special spices should you be shaking in? We popped down to Camden Market to meet Israeli-born husband and wife duo, Lee and Dana, who have transformed a space formerly known for selling joss sticks and fluro-rave accessories into a welcoming lounge, where you can tap away on your laptop, sip on a coffee and sit and watch the world go by.
The lure of Café Loren is not just the delicious Middle Eastern food they serve, but also the family vibe the staff work hard to create. So we asked them for the secrets of their famous signature dish, and they obliged with two tried and tested versions:
[note note_color=”#c7e5fa” text_color=”#807f7f” radius=”4″]Don’t feel like cooking? Head to Café Loren and experience their famous shakshuka for yourself. Enjoy 50% off your total bill at Café Loren with a Portico Places card.
To get your free Portico Places card, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of cards needed and your postal address. Portico Places is run by Portico Camden Estate Agents.[/note]