We are a West London Family business, bringing the taste of West African food to the masses by showcasing Nigeria’s finest dishes using traditional ingredients with a modern twist. Our food is fresh, enticing and mouthwatering and will leave your taste buds wanting more.
If you are looking for something different for your event, we can either bring our street food set up or offer a more formal catering service. Either way, your guests will enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.
We’re happy to cater to dietary requirements as requested and can create a bespoke menu should you want something that’s not on our usual menu.
Cooking from a young age my mother always placed a lot of emphasis on presentation as well as taste. Her love of food enabled an open mind towards different cuisines which gave way to her putting her own twist on the meals she prepared, this not only inspired me but taught me from an early age not to be afraid to experiment with food and to try as many variations of it as possible. From that a real love of cooking and eating brought about an interest to learn, try and create good food.
My husband and I have always enjoyed going out to eat and especially love going to street food events but unfortunately the option of West African food has not always been available, so we thought why don’t we do it? And so we did. Our version of Nigerian street food is centred on the most popular and well loved national dish of West Africa Jollof rice and also another typical street food favourite called Suya.
Every country in West Africa as well as most families have their own recipe and method of cooking the much loved dish but I have perfected mine over the years which is why it is the star dish here at Jollof mama.
Suya the most favourite street food you’ll quite easily find at night on most streets and bars in Nigeria as well as some other West African countries, is made with an aromatic seasoning called ‘Yaji’ also known as suya spice. This marinade is a dry rub seasoning typically made up of a mixture of dry chilli pepper, peanut cake or powder and other spices which can vary from town and region, it is used to season meat which is barbecued which then becomes Suya and is usually served with fresh tomatoes and onions and an extra sprinkling of ‘Yaji’.