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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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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09th June, 2012

Fatty Crab, New York

Fatty Crab, New York

There’s street food, and then there is street food on steroids! The funny thing about being a foodie is that one always has a complete list of restaurants to eat at whenever we go travelling, leaving little to chance, especially when it’s a good Mecca such as New York. What I was glad for, however, […]

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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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17th November, 2011

Angela Malik’s Cookery School

Angela Malik’s Cookery School

I first met Angela at the Cinnamon Club Diwali dinner 2011, having had social media, namely Twitter, to thank for the initial vicarious introduction. However, it’s always nicer to meet someone and shake their hand and say hello, like us humans used to do in the last century, and that extra human touch got me […]

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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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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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