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Exploring Macau’s Fusion Cuisine at A Wong

Gambas a Macau, Macau prawns at A Wong

Londoners, here’s a chance to Taste Macau. We get to experience this unique centuries old fusion cuisine at  A Wong where Macanese Foopd Ambassador Florita Alves has collaboration with Andrew Wong to create an 8 course tasting menu. The Macau Tourism Board held a lunch to preview this menu recently.  At A Wong, the main dining room is packed and oddly,  I catch a few odd snatches of Cantonese conversations. It appears… [Read More]

Carnaby Street Eat Food Festival 20 July

Carnaby Street Eat Oysters at Wright Brothers

Carnaby Street was a real hotspot in the 60′s when it was a centre for fashion and music of the Swinging 60s. Today, it is a pedestrianised shopping area with lots of quirky boutiques and a lot of restaurants and bars. Veer away from the main stretch and explore the side streets where you will find some artisanal fashion designers and eccentric English shops. Carnaby StreetEat Food Festival On Sunday… [Read More]

Port and Chocolate Matching at Churchill’s Port House

Churchills White Port Served cold as an aperitif

Churchill’s Port House in Soho is undoubtedly London’s most unusual and unique pop up. It’s the brainchild of Max Graham whose family owns Churchill Port (first British Port wine company in 50 years) with the intention of bringing Port to a new audience and to demystify Port. Most people associate Port as a fuddy duddy drink that only appears at the end of indulgent formal dinners and the tradition of passing… [Read More]

Seasonal British menus at Spaghetti House

Gluten free gnochi

All your old Italian favourites and some new modern Italian/British dishes served with warm Italian hospitality can be found at the regionally Spaghetti House. The pasta is always al dente and all dishes are individually prepared. I am glad to have found it again. It’s time other people rediscover them. A true London classic

Hixter’s Rapeseed Oil Menu with Hillfarm Oils

Hillfarm Rapeseed Oil Hixter

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I am a bit geeky about some food products and am partial to healthy ingredients and like to think of food as medicine. While researching healthier fats a while back, I read that a good alternative cooking oil was cold pressed rapeseed oil as it has a much higher Omega 3 than other vegetable oils and a… [Read More]

Layla Lebanese in Wimbledon Village

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Wimbledon Village is quite off the beaten path for a lot of people, especially if you don’t live around this part of town. There are quite a few good restaurants in the area if you are looking for a nice place for a good meal. Layla sits in the middle of the main thoroughfare through the village and it offers an upmarket Lebanese dining experience. The front of the restaurant… [Read More]

Stevie Parle’s Korean Feast at Dock Kitchen

Korean Raw Beef Salad

Stevie Parle’s Korean Feast at Dock Kitchen, from Feb 3 to Feb 22. Go try it and don’t miss out on the fab Onglet in Korean marinade and the English Kimchi

Christmas Goose on the Hispaniola

Roast Goose HIspaniola Upper Deck

Picture this, sipping a glass of bubby in lovely restaurant with a view of the river by night, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Where in London might this be? A dining room with a view on the River Thames. In London, there are many choices of restaurants with great views. Here is an option that is probably not on many people’s radar, The Hispaniola restaurant ship, which… [Read More]

Mandarin Kitchen – Lobster Noodles Still Great

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Mandarin Kitchen is one of the handful of places that we used to frequent for a decent Chinese meal in the Bayswater area. When we were students, a lot of friends had flat in the area and we used to congregate at a long closed restaurant called Hung Toa where the Roast Duck was famous. This used to be like a clubhouse, as all the gang would show up there… [Read More]

Burgers By App At GrillShack

Grillshack Soho Burger

London’s hunger for burgers has not abated, even with the recent flurry of high profile launches of new American burger imports. We now have a new homegrown burger offering. Grillshack on Beak Street in Soho is the new Richard Caring backed venture which positions itself as a casual, fast food place with a typically American diner menu. Burgers, roast chicken and steak and not forgetting the breakfast menu of pancakes and… [Read More]

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