Monthly Archives: May 2012

Baozi Inn: the revolution continues

About 6 years ago, a little revolution in the Chinese food scene in London began with the opening of Bar Shu, introducing a new and fiery style of Sichuan cooking in a trendy setting to conquer the stranglehold on Chinese … Continue reading

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Hand and Flowers: the devil is in the execution!

It was meant to be an expedition beyond the safe confines of the M25.  Yes, I know it is rather embarrassing that between K and I, we had over two decades of living in the UK, but we had barely … Continue reading

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Foodie postcard: lunch with a view in Ravello, Italy

It all started with “Wine and Drugs” which, if you know me, I can resist everything but temptation.  A friendly shopkeeper pouring generous gulps of wine for tasting, some really good wine later, I’d fallen for the scam and ended … Continue reading

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Zheng Zhong Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle Bar: Don’t judge a noodle bar by its terrible storefront

I love hand-pulled noodles (“la mian“).  I love their squidginess, and the hot sauces and tasty broths that accompany them.  I particularly love it when someone else makes them for me, having once tried in earnest and failed dismally (that … Continue reading

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Taqueria: taco mania!

You’ve heard about MJo’s Mexican food obsession.  And after our last disappointing experience, we decided that we would be more stringent with our restaurant selection.  This time, Taqueria 1) was actually recommended by an actual Mexican person (we have only … Continue reading

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The RIBA Restaurant: a visual spectacle

What do you do in London on a Tuesday evening?  No museum late openings, no football games on and Tues is a difficult night to get out in time for plays.  Oh I know, enjoy a wonderful meal with your … Continue reading

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