Category Archives: Cuisine

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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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: 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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Food marathon: St John Hotel and The Sportsman

In the interests of trying not to look like a stuffed sausage during the Great London Swim, I have been trying (halfheartedly) trying not eat out for more than one meal a day. Pah! Epic fail, with my recent double dinner … 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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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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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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