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    Best Pizza in London
  • tapcoffee Tap Coffee
    Coffee time in Warren St
  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
    Exmouth Espresso Blend
  • kurobuta Kurobuta
    Japanese Tapas
  • oddonos Oddono's
    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Venezuelan Brunch

My friend Sarah invite me to have brunch in her flat, what I never knew was that the one doing all the cooking was going to be me. Lazy Sunday morning in London, I went to give a German the Venezuelan Full Breakfast. 

Coffee Time
But what do Venezuelans have for breakfast? well usually Arepa which is our cornbread, cooked in pan, oven, or even fried and filled with options from cheese, ham, to more complicate preparations as Reina Pepeada (some sort of chicken with an avocado mayo). But Arepas weren’t enough so I made our version of scramble eggs with diced tomatoes and onions that we call perico. To finish a couple options of cheese, grated cheddar and mozzarella, and finally a salad which I have to give all the credit to my friend. 

Arepas ready to roll
Classic Cheese Arepa

Reina Pepeada Recipe 

1 ripe avocado 
1 chicken breast 

First you boiled water and cooked the chicken until is ready, let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes and shredded it. Be sure the avocado is ripe as it has to be soft and ready, peel and cut it, then put it in a bowl. With a fork crush the avocado until you made some sort of mayo or mash, alternatively you can used a food processor for this, I’m more old fashion, add the shredded chicken, salt and pepper and mix. 

Pretty simple quite tasty, there is people that add a little bit of mayo to the avocado, but I’m not a big fan of it. For the Arepa recipe go to my old post about the Venezuelan Corn Bread.

Final Preparation
Reina Pepeada
Breakfast reminds me the opening monologue in the Seinfeld episode “The Chinese Woman” 

Jerry: I think the thing I admire most about the Chinese is that they're hanging in there with the chopsticks. Because, if you think about it, you know, they've seen the fork by now. I'm sure they've seen the spoon, they're going, "Yeah, yeah, they're OK... We're going to stay with the sticks." I mean, I don't know how they've missed it? Thousands of years ago, Chinese farmer gets up, has his breakfast with the chopsticks, goes out and works all day in the field with a shovel, Hello? Shovel! Not going out there ploughing 40 acres with a couple of pool cues.


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