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Rihanna craving the taste of home

We had to smile at these pics of Rihanna clutching her Tiger Malt as she prepared to get her Caribbean grub on when she was in London this weekend to perform on X-Factor.

I wonder if these people got conkies to finish off this meal... it IS Independence yuh know...

Two nights in a row, she left out the fancy restaurants for the chance to get some curry chicken and plain rice from Ochi Caribbean take-away in Shepherd’s Bush – washed down each time with a Tiger Malt from Barbados’ own Banks Holdings.


Girl, we know how yuh feel… islandistas, who hasn’t been ‘over in away’ and craved the taste of home? Not to mention if you’re from any Caribbean country besides Jamaica (and to a lesser extent Trinidad), getting products from your specific country is difficult so you get super-excited when you do manage to find something… I certainly remember avidly stocking up on Ju-C and Ovaltine biscuits when I found someone in the city I lived who actually sold it.

Oh, p.s to Ri-ri… you can also check out the Humming Bird in North London – they sell greeeat food from all over the Caribbean – even cou-cou! And Jerk City in Central London is an islandista fave too…

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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