Lunch At BAYGO
Yesterday I went to BAYGO's Private Launch. A chance to get a first look at the new Caribbean take away spot and an opportunity try out their menu.
It's always exciting to see a new black owned business open up.
On arrival I was greeted and given a cute BAYGO sticker. I arrived at 13:30 and the place was buzzing, as expected during the lunch time rush.
Music was playing and everyone was chatting, it was a great vibe. The location is great for anyone working in the area, and it was only a two minute walk from Monument Station.
I had a look at the menu and decided to go with the Creole Pot - "Fish goujons with a seafood sauce, Plantain, sunshine slaw, callaloo and rice and peas".
I have a low tolerance to heat, so when Jana the lovely lady who took my order asked if I wanted anything else, I should of asked for a drink. For anyone else I'm sure the level of heat would of been fine,but for little old me I did experience some numbness to the tongue, however I soldiered on.
Before anything, I obviously had to take a picture of my meal. I'm surprised the pictures didn't come out blurry considering how quick I took them. I knew I would enjoy it, from the smell alone.
I'm not great at describing texture, taste and all of that food critique terminology, however I will say that the first mouthful was an experience in it's self. The rice and peas had a comforting and familiar taste, like my grandmother was in the kitchen.
I'm a big fan of fish, hence why I went with fish. I really appreciated the fact that the fish was fresh and the batter was the real deal. Fresh, flaky white fish with a really nice light batter. The fish sauce brought the whole meal up to a solid ten stars. I don't know what was in that sauce, but it was heavenly. It was a spicy (spicy for me) tomato sauce full of flavour. I liked the contrast of textures; the soft fish, crunchy slaw and smooth sauce.
Overall my experience at BAYGO was great, from the warm greeting to the lovely food. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area. I can't wait to go back and try out the rest of their dishes.
They are open to the public on Monday 16th October.
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