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Roast chicken: imagining balmy summer nights in Provence

As the gentle but persistent grey drizzle goes on outside my window, I am trying my hardest not to think about summer, or rather the summer we are not having in England at the moment. To cheer myself up, I … Continue reading

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Donostia: same same but different

I have mentioned my deep love of José before, probably on more than one occasion, probably anytime anyone mentions the word ‘tapas’ and probably too many times. But that’s how much I heart the place. So any other tapas restaurant … Continue reading

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Gold Mine: feels like home…

Home, that is what Gold Mine can be described as.  Having lived away from home so many years, I have mostly lost my cravings for Singaporean foods.  And instead, I have cravings for a particular style of Cantonese that has … Continue reading

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Foodie postcard: Goulston Street Market, East London

I was recently spending a fair amount of time around Aldgate for work.  Now you will have realised from the proliferation of reviews of restaurants in West and Central London, that I am a West Londoner.  I occasionally venture to … Continue reading

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Banana bread: revealing character flaws

Three things I am bad at: 1) following instructions 2) high-effort cooking (probably because it requires following many instructions) and 3) staying idle (not as bad as rhubarbgirl though, you won’t find me making ice-cream at 2am!). Recently I found … Continue reading

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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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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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Spring feast: braised little gems and peas with mint

It’s grey, cold and raining outside, certainly doesn’t feel like Spring at all.  L But I did manage to capture a great shot of proper Springtime London and keep referring to it longingly just to cheer myself up. Also to … Continue reading

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La Bodega Negra: hip and hipper

MJo is a huge fan of Mexican, so huge that dangling the prospect of Mexican food for dinner is sometimes the only way I can entice him out of the flat. So I get super excited whenever a new Mexican … Continue reading

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Leon: fun, healthy and tasty!

nce upon a time, I worked in Investment Banking which meant many late dinners at my desk.  The novelty of a dinner expense budget soon wore off and after a pizza too many, I started seeking healthier food.  Sushi did the … Continue reading

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