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Bincho Yakitori: BBQ + booze can be such a winning combination

There are certain concepts that transcend cultures, like the idea of drinking while nibbling on small plates of savoury snacks. The idea being that you get hungry from the drinking, whilst the salt from the snacks makes you thirsty and … Continue reading

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Foodie postcard: casual chic dining in Sydney, Australia

The Travelling Tummies have recently recruited a friend in Australia who has been sending us many pictures of her meals ever since she heard about our blog. Here’s a first postcard!  To keep it a little closer to home, we … Continue reading

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Foodie postcard: California ramen dreaming

I have been craving ramen for eight months to be precise, since I moved back to London. Koya was a valiant attempt to get my fix, but ultimately it wasn’t the same. So when I knew I was getting sent … 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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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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Housebites: not quite bitten by this posh takeaway (yet)

Housebites is a new home delivery service offering “gourmet takeaway from great chefs in your local area for the price of a pizza“. Quite some promise, eh? Housebites delivers food cooked by local amateur and professional chefs, offering menus that … Continue reading

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Recipe Test: Momofuku Pork Buns

Curiosity and greed finally got the better of me.  That, and the offer to use a friend’s new kitchen with, as one observer put it, “an island the size of a car!”. I decided to make the most of the … Continue reading

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Foodie postcards: Hoi An, Vietnam

TravellingTummies received a postcard recently from one of our foodiest friends who is currently travelling in Vietnam and we thought we would share it with you. ************************* Dearest Tummies, Tom and I did a cooking school on an island today … Continue reading

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