Thursday, 16 September 2021

Mowgli Chat Bombs

 


It was still sunny and warm when I got to Liverpool yesterday. I walked past Church Alley to photograph the umbrella art before mooching around John Lewis in order to touch lots of nice, fashionable and expensive items. 
I met my friend Colin at Mowgli and initiated him in the delights of the chat bomb.
Now if you get the chance try eating this delicate Indian tamarind dough balls filled with an explosion of flavour of chick peas, garbanzo beans, green chilli pickle, a cumin raita, pomegranate seeds and coriander.
You pop the whole bomb into your mouth and bite…kerrpow! BLOODY LOVELY 


Simon Amstell at the Philharmonic Hall was entertaining , in an understated Jewish Gay sort of way. I missed his enfant terrible days of Never Mind The Buzzcocks when he terrified the celebrity contestants with his waspish wit…last night he was much more reflective, and gentle .
Not a belly laugh evening, but a sweet smiling one.


As I was eating and socialising in Liverpool Cheryl R was working hard at the village bingo night
She raised 900£ For St Michael’s last night. Well done that woman.






36 comments:

  1. I'm sure the banana cakes would have made all the difference to the amount raised.

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  2. That's a wonderful outcome of Cheryl R's hardwork-yesterday there was a meeting about our hopeful Christmas event and there was lots of organising to arrange and delegate(not by me)it's amazing-never heard of those bombs John-I think I'd love them but I'm not sure I could take the excitement x

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  3. I've never had a chat bomb (or even heard of one) but would love to give it a try! Sounds delicious! And yowza, what a successful bingo -- kudos to Cheryl R!

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  4. Chat bombs are a new dish to me but they do sound good. The umbrella art makes a colorful and happy display. I'm glad you had a good day and that Cheryl R was so successful at Bingo Night!

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  5. Chat bombs are now on my bucket list; thank you.

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  6. Barbara Anne5:06 am

    What a delightful display the umbrellas make!
    I'd prefer the Caramel sponge cake to the chat bombs, please.
    Applause for Cheryl R and the Bingo participants for raising such an amount for the church!
    What a holiday rich in wonderful experiences you're having!

    Hugs!

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  7. Cheryl did so well.
    Chat bombs sound amazing too. I can so relate to your comment about touching expensive and fashionable things in John Lewis! Love a bit of window shopping in there.

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  8. Never heard of chat bombs either. Are they as big as they look? If so, I don't think I could get a whole one in my mouth! Well done Cheryl for raising such a fantastic amount.👏 xx

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    1. They can be popped into the mouth whole

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  9. That's lovely Umbrella Art John, it reminded me of one I saw on Facebook of some people who had knitted a patchwork canope for in an ?Italian?French town street - a bit like the 'yarn bombing' of trees and handrails we've seen on a smaller scale. Are those Tamarind dough balls hot or more just complex flavours?

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  10. How about scotch eggs incorporating some of those flavours?
    £900 is incredible! You will be able to pay a full-time vicar at that rate!

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  11. Isn't the food at Mowgli wonderful?!
    Like you, we love the Chat Bombs, and the Treacle Tamarind Fries are incredible!
    My husband could eat the Lamb Curry until he can't fit another bite in, and I love the Mother Butter Chicken. The Puri are fabulous too, and if you're in the mood for comfort food, Bunny Chow is great!
    I really can't take to the John Lewis in Liverpool 1, I felt so at home in the old Church Street store, especially when it was still George Henry Lee, the new shop is soulless, it feels cold and unfriendly, whereas the old one was a sanctuary from the madness of shoppers. As soon as I stepped through the doors, I relaxed, but the new store makes me tense, so most of my JL shopping is done online now. I liked the JL Home store in Chester, but they've closed that now, so I'm feeling a tad deprived! X

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    1. I haven’t tried Mowgli lamb but I adore DUSHOOM’s lamb chops ….TO DIE FOR

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  12. Sounds like a nice day out, a wonderful change of pace

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    1. I’ve so enjoyed these last two weeks

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  13. bingo brings them out, way to go cheryl! i never had a chat bomb but now i am dying to try one.

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    1. They are so lovely apparently they have their own fan flowing on Twitter and Facebook

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  14. Cheryl has done a fantastic job raising funds for the church. Very impressive. Chat bombs are on my radar and they do sound delicious. Have you tried to make them at home?

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    1. No..they seem so delicate and are very fiddly to make and cook intact

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  15. Don't think that is my kind of food John - Would have to be persuaded. Fantastic takings at the Church Hall.
    Your Hospice Christmas card details arrived this morning - always lovely designs. Must make my listy.

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  16. Glad you had fun in Liverpool and yay for Cheryl!

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  17. What a nice positive post. Thanks. Just for you today I'll wear a hat.

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  18. I thought chick peas and garbanzo beans are the same thing. In this country, esasterners say the former and westerners say the latter. Please enlighten me as to the difference, if any

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    1. They are the same, chick peas in good old blighty and garbanzo beans in USA.

      Jo in Auckland

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    2. The recipe I researched said both ,my mistake, I’ve learned something

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  19. Wow! £900 is a brilliant result. Well done Cheryl.

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    1. Yes…she’s going to be an asset if the church gets pilgrim status and we need to raise funds to upkeep the building

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  20. I miss Simon Anstell from our TV screens, and as well as Buzzcocks, I loved 'At Grandma's House'. It was a little like Gavin and Stacy in combining daft, realistic and touching in family dynamics. It would be good to see him back on the box. Well done Cheryl!

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