Happy Birthday Nuffnang

Saturday marked Nuffnang UK’s 1st birthday! I couldn’t think of a cooler place to hold a party than on a rooftop overlooking the London skyline- especially on a lovely Spring day, with delicious tacos, Pimms, and fellow Nuffies.


I had taken an allergy tablet that morning, so a few Pimms later I’m amazed I was still able to stand up. The airplane scene in Bridesmaids? Could have been me. I wasn’t ready to ‘paaaaaaarrrty‘, but I was really looking forward to catching up with a few familiar faces and meet new bloggers. It was so good to catch up with my ASEAN sistahs, Jasiminne and Honey and to finally meet Marlene, whose blog I’ve read for a long time. I hadn’t seen Emma and Alex since our lovely Sunday Brunch at Fika- it was great to see their cheery faces again! I also met Steph (whose dark wardrobe I covet) for the first time and the amazing Sarah from The Prosecco Diaries


The overcast day didn’t deter the queue for burgers and tacos- how much of a rockstar does Tom look? I haven’t had a good taco since Hawker House so I went straight into the queue for these vegan friendly ones from Club Mexicana. The bit that piqued my interest the most was the pulled jackfruit filling…growing up in the Far East, jack fruit was a sweet weird looking fruit with such a distinct flavour I couldn’t picture it as a taco filling. So the only option was to try it! I’m glad I did, it was delicious…

I watched as they started building my tacos together- fluffy taco wraps, good chunks of avocado, pickled onions and sweetcorn relish, with a generous squeeze of hot sauce. Boom.


They were all lined up nicely on a tray- one black bean, one pulled jackfruit and one (I think) wheat or soya? The hot sauce gave it just the right kick-so good, I went back for second helpings. Yep. On top of the salted caramel brownies I bought from Netil Market next door. So, my belly was in a truffle shuffle delight that day! I later had a wander around Netil 360– taking in all the quirky art work on the stairwell, admiring the city views, and stumbling across a hot tub of wet, hairy men. As you do.



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I’ve been to a few blogger events and Nuffnang (and Nuffnangers!) are by far the nicest, friendliest bunch. Joining them last year was the best thing I could have done for my blog- thanks guys! The afternoon went far too quickly- here’s to future blogger gatherings!

Happy Birthday Nuffnang! Thanks for a lovely afternoon!

Author: Angela Shek

just a clueless mama in East London

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Nuffnang”

  1. Great seeing you too Angela, thanks for coming! I’m full of regret that with all the chatting, I didn’t manage to get my hands on any of the delicious jackfruit tacos 😦


  2. Love love love your photos, and great post! We must catch up soon! More brunch sessions! ❤


  3. Angela, thank you so much for the lovely chat. Like I’ve mentioned before, I had no idea you’ve been reading my blog. You, Alex, Steph, Honey, Emma, Jesse and Arya really made my day. It’s a shame I didn’t get a chance to say hi to the rest. Hope to see you all soon.


  4. I really enjoyed meeting you Marlene! =) Let us know when you’re around town again so we can perhaps have coffee and dessert! x


  5. It was so lovely to meet you, and the others too! Such a nice day, and oh god those tacos were amazing! I was wondering what the third one was, I’ve never heard of jackfruit before, it was yummy though! Going to have to look out for that in the future. Will hopefully see you all again soon! 🙂
    PS: Would you mind if I nabbed the group photo for my instagram? I forgot to get one with everyone else, and it’s such a nice one! 🙂


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