Journal

28th May, 2012

Kin Shop, New York

Kin Shop, New York

New York, New York…one only has to mention that name and a smile immediately erupts on everyone’s face and they start waxing lyrical about their love for the Big Apple. No less is everyone’s view that it is truly one of the greatest, if not THE greatest city in the world for food – long […]

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15th December, 2011

Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi

Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi

Having spent a few years in the Indian capital, but mostly as a student, I faintly remembered a few of my favourite haunts that, many years ago made for some great eating. Whilst many of them I would probably not go back to, the memory of one came back as a strong urge to revisit. […]

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23rd November, 2011

Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia

Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia

My expedition of discovering London’s best Indian eateries has been quite a roller coaster this year. Just a week short of going back home to India, I thought I’d give it one last shot at one of the  more upmarket and well known haunts, Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia. A chef who’s been making marks since […]

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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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30th October, 2011

Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai

Who doesn’t love Thai food? What’s there not to like about it – spicy, tangy, herby, nutritious, healthy and it’s not all about coconut curries as seems to the stereotype. Typical Thai restaurants come under the general umbrella of typical Asian restaurants, whether it’s Chinese or Indian – they all have lengthy menus offering 1001 […]

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17th October, 2011

Home-made Spice-cured Beef

Home-made Spice-cured Beef

The only annoying thing about this recipe is the waiting time. But it’s worth it! The chilli and spice cure for the beef really takes on its own persona a few weeks into the marinade. When it’s ready and cooked, the meat keeps for several weeks in the fridge without spoiling, and can be eaten […]

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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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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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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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