The Calabash Tree

The Calabash Tree creates flavours from Trinidad & Tobago, two iconic islands that nestle off the coastline of South America at the base of the Caribbean.

The diverse culture that coexists on the islands - Indian, Creole, Chinese, European & Middle Eastern - have influenced a cuisine that is a vibrant mix of this rich heritage. The tastes and flavours delivered derive from the street food synonymous with the region.

The infamous Doubles, roti and curried dishes are unlike the run of the mill street food you will have experienced!

About

As the owner/ chef/ web designer (in the loosest sense of the word) I was 'made in England with Trini parts', I have a love and passion for cooking and feel these flavours need to be shared and enjoyed.

I will be attending a number of events during 2017, I intend on keeping the site updated with my whereabouts, but will also be using twitter and Facebook to share my plans! I will also be hosting supper clubs throughout the year and if you are in need of catering for an event please get in touch!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Ryan

  • PELAU
    PELAU
  • PELAU
    PELAU
    This is a true Trinidadian dish, in my opinion no other Caribbean island can offer a one pot dish that comes close to Trini pelau! Served here with beef, this can be offered with chicken or as a vegetarian option.
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  • TRINI BBQ CHICKEN
    TRINI BBQ CHICKEN
  • TRINI BBQ CHICKEN
    TRINI BBQ CHICKEN
    Marinated in an authentic green seasoning and traditional spices, grilled over a medium heat this is delicious. Shown here served with a Tomato Choka - a rich, spiced tomato and onion accompaniment.
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  • BAKE & ‘SHARK’
    BAKE & ‘SHARK’
  • BAKE & ‘SHARK’
    BAKE & ‘SHARK’
    Crispy coated seasoned cod served in fry bake, topped with shredded salad, tamarind sauce and a pepper sauce. Traditionally served as a breakfast dish by the beach, this is a great alternative to a burger!!
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  • CURRIED CHICKEN
    CURRIED CHICKEN
  • CURRIED CHICKEN
    CURRIED CHICKEN
    There’s curry and then there a Trinidadian curried chicken!!! The curry powder, cumin and the abundance of fresh herbs in this dish make it not only delicious.....but also very healthy. Served over coconut rice and accompanied with some roti, you cannot go wrong!!
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  • CURRIED GOAT
    CURRIED GOAT
  • CURRIED GOAT
    CURRIED GOAT
    A traditional Trinidadian dish, the meat is marinated with a range of seasoning and spices for 24 hours and slow cooked until it falls of the bone. Delicious served over rice and peas or accompanied with a roti.
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  • DOUBLES
    DOUBLES
  • DOUBLES
    DOUBLES
    Doubles are the ultimate local street food!! The bara (fried bread) enclose the curried channa filling topped with different a mango chutney, cucumber chutney and tamarind chutney with hot sauce.
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  • BEEF STEW AND COCONUT
    BEEF STEW AND COCONUT
  • BEEF STEW AND COCONUT
    BEEF STEW AND COCONUT
    Stewed beef, marinated with a mix of green seasoning and other traditional spices. This one pot dish has rich layers of flavour, with the slow cooked stewed beef accompanied with light coconut finger dumpling. There’s a range of flavours with every bite!
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  • ALOO PIES
    ALOO PIES
  • ALOO PIES
    ALOO PIES
    Fried dough filled with mashed potato that’s seasoned simply with coriander, turmeric, cumin, pepper sauce and garlic. This snack is right up there in popularity with doubles as one of the most popular streetfood dishes in Trinidad.
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Contact

Follow us on Facebook, twitter or instagram to see where we are cooking next. Trinidadian inspired food. Food markets, supper clubs and private dining.
Please contact us for more information.

Telephone Ryan:  07584 358206

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