Journal

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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12th June, 2012

Animal, Los Angeles

Animal, Los Angeles

It takes 4.5 hours to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles. It takes 4.5 hours to fly from London to Istanbul. Turns out the U.S is a lot larger than I had thought, but could we really fit all the countries between England and Turkey into the U.S? Anyway, on a more cheery note, there’s […]

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09th June, 2012

Red Farm, New York

Red Farm, New York

It goes without saying that when a restaurant says they don’t take reservations, you need to go early. Or so I thought. Going early just meant that there weren’t that many people standing in line, though on this occasion, I had the game of numbers on my side – I was without company. A lone […]

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14th March, 2012

Gold Mine, Queensway, London

Gold Mine, Queensway, London

What do you get when you take 18 hungry foodies and put them in a neighbourhood Chinese restaurant? Mayhem of the utmost porcine order! I’m told that the influence of the food at Gold Mine is predominantly Malay-Chinese and by glancing at the customers filling the room, one is immediately aware that this is the […]

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15th December, 2011

Chibe, Osaka

Chibe, Osaka

Following on from my shabu shabu and fugu lunch in Osaka, a reunion of school friends and general happiness, the said school friends and I found ourselves heading  into the city centre, Dotombori, for a bit of food and so that I could soak up the evening ambience in Japan’s second city. Walking quickly past […]

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11th August, 2011

Origins: A few really happy pretty piggies

Origins: A few really happy pretty piggies

“Little pig, little pig, let me in! Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin!” Luckily I don’t have to make such an effort to get my hands on a little piggy. I just pick up the phone and tell my meat supplier, Direct Meat, to send one over and bingo, there it is, […]

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12th July, 2011

China Tang

China Tang

There’s a certain romance about British colonial buildings, restaurants, films – not the blood and gore, but the opulence, the formality, the decor – I’m sure you get the drift. Like for example , the Ed Norton film, the Painted Veil which shows colonial China and luxurious dinners, cocktail evenings, exquisitely dressed men and women […]

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02nd July, 2011

This Hungry Chef – Starters

This Hungry Chef – Starters
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02nd July, 2011

This Hungry Chef – Mains, meat

This Hungry Chef – Mains, meat
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