London Beigel and Salt Beef Bar started its life by accident back in 2020 during the time of the covid pandemic, and the story of how I got to be here still amazes me.
Back in 2018, I wanted to start cooking healthy meals for my hubby, and like everyone, I started to learn to make everything from good old YouTube.
My hubby was really impressed with my new hobby and asked me if I would like, for my birthday, to go to a cooking school to learn more about Western food. This is how my journey started.
My hubby treated me to a cooking course at Dusit Thani College Pattaya, where I learned so many recipes, about food hygiene, preparation and how systems worked. I was so hooked on this – I cannot even explain how I loved going to class. This whole experience gave me a new meaning, a new purpose.
Over ten months, I became more adventurous and confident with my cooking. One day my hubby came up to me and asked if I could make Gefilte fish, and potato latkes. I looked at him like he was mad, and asked “what is that?”, as I never heard of it. He explained to me that this is a Jewish dish from a cuisine called Ashkenazi, which started in Eastern Europe and is popular in the UK and the US. I started some research, and my hubby also asked his 93-year-old aunt for the real traditional recipes. With the help of Aunty Hetty and YouTube, I learned how to make Gefilte fish, and Potato latkes. Although they were nowhere near perfect, my hubby and his friend really liked them, and posted these on a Facebook group in Pattaya.
Over the coming weeks and months, we also started to make Salt Beef, and again my hubby posted this on a Facebook group. We had more people contact us, to see if they can buy some. For those of you that may not know, Salt Beef is very similar to Corned Beef which is sold in the US.
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