about Liam and Shalimar
We were born and raised in Trinidad, a tiny island at the tip of the Caribbean, and emigrated to the UK for our careers. We are an Engineer and a Television Editor, but when the workday ends the computers are turned off and the kitchen wakes up. As we don’t often get to visit Trinidad, we have been on a journey to replicate the flavours of home right here in Bristol. We’ve been introducing our British friends to our food, and are ready to take a
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Wow! Great food at a great price. Liam and Shal went the extra mile with not only the food, sauces, spices, and garnishes, but also the recyclable (and very cute) packaging. The chicken curry was perfectly spiced with tender chicken. I've never had pineapple chow but it was a multi-phased party for my mouth : tangy then sweet then a slight kick : made for the perfect summer side. And such large portions all for such a great price! It's going to be hard not to order this again every single day. Just order it.
From a fellow Trinidadian - This food checks out. I can tell you it’s legit good Trini food! We had the Macaroni pie, stewed chicken and red beans! It was sweet too bad! (Trini slang meaning tremendously delicious). Place your order if you’re ready for an explosion of flavour from the well-seasoned, savoury stew chicken, creamy cheesy macaroni and melt in your mouth red bean stew. The cheesecake was light, perfectly sweet and spiced and was delightfully rationed to the crumbly crust. Oh and wait. The pepper sauce. OMG THE PEPPER SAUCE. It took me right back home, better than the best rated pepper sauce currently on the Trinidad market (I tell no lies)!! It’s not too spicy, but herby, sweet and savoury all at once. Put it on EVERYTHING you eat. Eggs and toast? Fried chicken sandwiches? Macaroni pie? Curried chicken? Do it. I may be going too far to say that I want to bathe in this sauce. Anywhoo, do yourself a favour and get your fill of some wonderful cuisine from Hummingbird and Hibiscus!
The food was well packaged, easy (and accurate!) directions, and obviously above all super delicious. We ordered the chicken, beans and macaroni, with coleslaw, cuc, and pineapple sides plus we had cheesecake. It was a feast!Portion sizes are generous. Packaging compostable. Chicken was tender and juicy, beans brought warmth and comfort with a gentle spice background. The sides and macaroni were all light and fresh (yeah, even the mac).And that rum cheesecake is to die for, texture is smooth and dense NY style which, in my opinion, is the only valid form of cheesecake.Definetly will order again!
A really lovely, delicious supper! Well balanced different dishes all with a great flavour!
Really flavour-some food and good portions. As someone with a young family, collecting cold and reheating is a game changer - no more knowing your food is going cold while the children refuse to go to bed! (Though we did actually share with our 3 year today who devoured it!).Massive fan of the spiced rum cheesecake - fab way to end the meal!