Monday, 9 August 2010
Eat Jerk Chicken Like a RockSTAR
So, ambling around Shepherd's Bush (post a Westfield splurge) I was feeling a little peckish and stumbled upon this lovely little West Indian Food Restaurant. But this wasn't just any place to get your fix of saltfish and jerk chicken. Its a celeb haven! Any music star worth their salt who visits the UK (or lives in it)and has a craving for Caribbean heads to Ochi's. We spoke to the owner who proudly reeled off his celeb patrons "everyone come's here, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Alesha Dixon, Sisqo! They love the food. I guess they just tell each other about the place!"
The Camera Shy Shop Owner
One of the wall's in the restaurant is covered in picture's from satisfied celebs who had a finger licking time in the restaurant including Beverly Knight, r&b singer Jaheim, reggae star Sizzla, The Sugababes and of course Rihanna. But what did the good girl gone bad chow down on? "I can't reveal that!" chuckled the owner "she's been coming here since she was a pickney(child)and nobody looked at her twice. But since she did that Umbrella song she comes here and all you get are papparrazzi and young boys geting excited trying to take her picture- she alway's keeps her hoodie on..." Hoodie up, sipping on red stripe and tearing off chunks of chicken- Ri-Ri is a girl after our hearts!
The Celeb Splattered Wall
We had saltfish, jerk chicken and some hard food. Follow suit...it tasted.... KAPOW!
Wanna eat jerk chicken like a rockstar? Visit Ochi's @ 226 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush London W12 7LJ