Dinner sorted @DukeofYorkSquare

It’s Saturday, its market day and yesterday we went to the Duke of York Square’s Fine Food market.

We were there early so there were fewer people and dogs – that way we could walk around and check out more stalls.Here we can try different types of cuisine from all over the world.

From South America – We put Fat Man Chilli, presumably Mexican – under south of the US border Some of the Italian stallsMediterranean Turkish
Asian sauces, dumplings (we got some free samples!) Noodles something Japanese
There’s sushi somewhere amongst all these stalls, and some thing Punjabi even!Seafood Of course there are lots of traditional English foods like –
“Leftovers” aka Bubble and Squeak.Scotch eggsSome delicious burgers from a local farmIt’s fab that desserts and sweets come in soooo many varieties Peanut butter!!!!and marmalades And of course chocolates and cheeses, chutneys and Of course the ever-present olives – you find them at every marketThe same go for nuts
And bread – what would we do without bread! There are healthy options as well.There are so many smells and bits of food droppings all over the placeWe are in the constant look out. That’s why we like coming here.

But if you want something less busy, just nearby outside the Saatchi Gallery is Otto Mess.Dogs are allowed inside in the bar area.

May’s comment: Located in the pedestrianised square off the King’s Road in Chelsea is a Fine Food market curated by Partridges, offering artisanal and locally produced meat, game, fish, bread, cakes, cup-cakes – from all different countries!We go there quite often and one can only eat so much – there are over 120 vendors but only about 40 stalls per Saturday.  Unlike most Saturday markets, this one sells predominantly read-to-eat food and once in awhile there’s the usual olives, sausages/salami and raw food vendor. It is a food feast.

Found something close to home – Nyonya Secrets sells hand-made sauces from the Babas and Nyonyas of South East Asia.  The Babas and Nyonyas are the Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya and Dutch East Indies between the 15th and 17th centuries. (Wikipedia)

We met Maureen, the founder of Nyonya Secrets and she has also written a book.Everything tasted delicious so thought I’d give it a try.  Hard to decide which favour to choose and eventually settled for their best seller – Nyonya Sambal Curry, a dish with a profusion of flavours largely dominated by the use of lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves and the creaminess of coconut milk.  Traditionally this curry is made with chicken legs but I prefer chicken breast – not a dark meat person.

So that’s dinner sorted for the evening! The Duke of York Square Fine Food Market is on every Saturday  from 10am until 4pm.


  1. SamanthaR and Lola (Cockapoo)

    Looks fabulous – as does your dinner!

  2. Elizabeth Burman


  3. Cheryl

    Wow, this is going on our must see/try list for this June. Our (more my husband’s than mine) issue is we will be at Trooping the Colours which is the same time. We’re hoping to get there after we see the royals on the balcony and then rush over to the market! Thanks for this wonderful post!

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