Journal

29th October, 2013

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

What a month! There’s Diwali, there’s Guy Fawke’s (although this year the two have happened at the same time and the result will probably be London’s loudest night for years, not to mention brightest with two celebratory fireworks occasions happening simultaneously. Then mid-month I’m taking part in Rumble in the Deli, a culinary boxing match of sorts […]

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04th July, 2012

Pok Pok, Portland

Pok Pok, Portland

I did laugh out loud and possibly may have even done a chicken walk to the sound of Portland’s hottest restaurant, Pok Pok. Having discovered a very decisive and accurate listing of some of America’s best restaurants, Pok Pok had been on my radar and as it so happened that I had a friend who I was […]

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17th March, 2012

Hakkasan: Hanway Place, London

Hakkasan: Hanway Place, London

If I had to make a bad pun, I’d say Hakkasan is not a Kiwi dancing in Japan (but I didn’t say that). After a grand meal at Gold Mine, the urge to try something upmarket in the Chinese contingency led us to the long standing  and well known original Hakkasan, started by the legendary […]

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03rd January, 2012

Eating in Goa

Eating in Goa

Don’t be shocked. There is more to Goa than 3 day raves and psychedelic parties, wrapped up in tie-dye sarongs. Never mind the banana boats and the para-sailing and please wear a helmet when you drive! Goa, with all its beaches and Portuguese influences, it’s romantic charm and salty sea air, is an unparalleled haven […]

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07th November, 2011

Ba Shan

Ba Shan

It’s pronounced Ba-Shaan.  It’s from the Hunan region of China, coming under the broad umbrella of Sichuan cuisine. That further translate to some fantastic spicy cooking! I’d initially wanted to go to Barshu, but The Skinny Bib recommended we go to this instead. As long as it was fiery, I was game!  For the history buff […]

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12th October, 2011

Funky, fiery and fabulous Falafel

Funky, fiery and fabulous Falafel

Falafel is something I love beyond words, but it’s disappointing to find that most places serve really heavy, stodgy versions, even though they’re really tasty. I love falafels that are crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside tingling with spices and chilli, and my versions certainly do that. Perfect with some fresh […]

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26th July, 2011

Puji-Puji

Puji-Puji

Having a lovely little pub as your local is great. Having  a fantastic little restaurant also as your local is a double victory. Especially when there’s nothing really worth of any mention on that stretch of road. A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a chance on the Malaysian restaurant Puji-Puji a few […]

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25th July, 2011

To spice and beyond!

To spice and beyond!

If I could take three ingredients with me, on my quest to explore life in other galaxies and to boldly go where Captain James Kirk, Admiral Bill Adama and Commander John Crichton have gone before, it would be ginger, garlic and chilli. Oh, and coriander (even though it makes it four by Earthly count). The […]

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27th June, 2011

Spice Market

Spice Market

Celebrity chefs- they’re everywhere! A lot of them come with questionable reputations – spreading themselves too thin and having their names across eateries across the board. Are they really any better than your tchain restaurants? I think people – us normal customer type people, often make the mistake of expecting food worthy of the chef […]

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