Monday, 29 August 2011

Bank Holiday Monday - Leeds West Indian Carnival

This afternoon we decided to head to the Leeds West Indian Carnival, which takes place in Chapeltown/ Harehills which is a short walk from where we live - it is now in its 44th year and it's a great place to spend a bank holiday afternoon.

Along with the procession which is lots of fun, the West Indian street food is also worth paying a visit for. We decided to find our lunch, and shared a dish that we had never had before - curried goat. Jo describes it "drier than an Indian curry with less complex favours, but in many ways just as tasty" - it does have bones in which aren't my favourite things but they do add to the experience! We also had jerk chicken which was tender and spicy - highly recommended.

Some of the delights on offer - chicken and corn
Curried goat with rice n pea

Where we bought the jerk chicken from
Jerk chicken
After feasting we went to watch the carnival procession which was great fun!! Lots of dancing, colour and much bigger than I expected.......
Some dancers and live action below!

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