Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daily News Article on Heavenly Delights

By Chrisena Coleman.

Ask Fauzia Abdur-Rahman what she plans to cook tomorrow on her Heavenly Delights food cart, and chances are she doesn't know.

But that doesn't stop her customers from coming back for more of whatever is on the menu that day.

At her deluxe cart, which has been parked on the corner of 161st St. and Sheridan Ave. - just outside the doors of the Bronx District Attorney's office - for the past 12years, there are no printed menus.

"I don't have printed menus because I decide what I am going to cook each morning," said the 49-year-old Abdur-Rahman. "I think food is exciting, so I enjoy changing the menu everyday.

"I cook on the cart, like I cook in my house and I try to make sure everything is healthy," she said. "I do grilled chicken, jerk chicken, salmon, salads, smoothies and I always have lots of vegetables."

Abdur-Rahman arrives at her spot about 9a.m. and fires up the grill. She cooks the food inside her Heavenly Delights food cart - equipped with a grill, electricity and running water.

By 11 a.m., her handwritten menu is complete and taped to the cart. Lawyers, court officers, cops and city workers take a peek at the white paper bill of fare and then stand in line.... use the link below to view the whole article on the daily news website.

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Vendy Award Finalist: Serious Eats Article

Serious Eats NYC Article on Vendy Finalist Fauzia By Joe DiSefano. Click here

Heavenly Delight Menu

(Four entrees made fresh daily)
Textured Vegetable Protein in aromatic spices blended with herbs, fresh vegetables, onion, ginger and garlic
Jerk “Chicken”
Stewed “Chicken”
Curry “Chicken”
Thai “Chicken”
Curry “Goat”
Barbecued Tofu
Vegetarian Tofu Medley
Vegetarian Chili

Fauzia’s Famous Jerk Chicken - Traditional Island favorite made with Ruby’s Home-made jerk sauce
Heavenly Grilled Chicken - Grilled Chicken infused with mouth-watering East Indian spices

Grilled Fish with Mixed Vegetables - Whiting Fish grilled with a savory, multi-ethnic spice combination

(Four sides made fresh daily)
Potato Spinach and Carrots – Perfectly seasoned with a hint of curry
Lentil Beans with Spinach - Heart-healthy and delicious Lentils Stewed with a Mediterranean twist
Rice and Beans - Traditional Jamaican Rice and Beans made with Fauzia’s signature multi-cultural influence
Couscous - Wonderful fusion of olive oil, fresh vegetables and curry powder
Mixed Vegetables - Thinly sliced cabbage with an assortment of vegetables seasoned to perfection.
Steamed Yam with Broccoli and Corn – Fauzia’s perfect Southern comfort food
Chickpeas and Spinach – An Epicurean delight of sweet and savory spices
Codfish Fritters – Ruby’s unforgettable, secret recipe for Jamaican Codfish Cake
Green Salad – Many varieties made fresh daily

Carrot Cake –Fauzia’s divine, tasty treat with fresh Carrots and Nuts
Banana Pudding - Heavenly layers of Vanilla Pudding, Fresh Bananas and Vanilla Wafers
Red Velvet Cake – Fabulous, colorful and layered Red Velvet festive treat
German Chocolate Cake – Fauzia’s moist and flavorful Chocolate Pleasure
Pineapple Coconut Cake – Chunks of Pineapple and Coconut flakes blended for a distinctive, unforgettable dessert
Lemon Cake – Fauzia’s award winning, one a kind Lemon delight
Banana Bread – Heavenly Delight’s classically delicious, moist and memorable Banana Bread

Fresh-Made Sorrel – Infused with Star Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger and Cloves
Fresh-made Pineapple Lemonade – refreshing, light alternative to regular lemonade
Nantucket Juices