Thursday, 31 December 2015
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Cuban food at Cubana. Now I have been to Cuba and one thing that I didn’t think was all that memorable about my visit, was the food. I remember rice and beans and maybe some meat and fried plantains and that's it. Cubana’s food is a little bit more exciting than that.
Saturday, 26 December 2015
It’s December yet again which means that it is time for that ponderous moment and reflect on the things we did in the past year. Well guys, 2015 has flown by like a hummingbird on speed. Seriously, where has it gone?
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Mexican food at DF Mexico. DF Mexico, which refers to the country’s capital area, serves up modern day Mexican fare with a little hint of USA. With the risk of finding more Tex than Mex at this place, I decided to go check it out anyways. A taco is a taco after all.
Saturday, 19 December 2015
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
I'm eating around the world without leaving London and last weekend I headed to Brick Lane for some Brazilian food at Tico's.
Tico's is a stall that pops up the Boiler Room on Saturdays and at Sunday upmarket every Sundays, both down the East London way. I went to the Sunday Upmarket which usually sees lots of other yummy food stalls selling local and ethnic food from all over the place. There are non-foodie stalls here as well, but I made a bee-line for the food area as I was getting rather hangry.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
I always say I never win anything, but this week I was lucky enough to bag myself a dinner for two at Min Jiang restaurant in the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.
Min Jiang is quite a posh affair serving up fragrant dishes from China. According to their website, they are the only ones in London serving up authentic Chinese fare. I was running late, so my friend was waiting for me in the bar area, totally impressed by the view of London from the hotel's tenth floor.
We were led to our table straight away as there was a two hour turn-around time on our dinner session.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
I've eaten at quite a variety of ethnic restaurants here in London. One of my favourite cuisines so far is definitely Middle-Eastern. So when I was invited to review Ceru Restaurant, a pop-up in the City, I was really looking forward to going.
At Ceru Restaurant it is all about fresh food that is meant to be shared. Which is exactly what we did. We started some three luscious dips and pitta bread. There was hummus, naturally, and a beetroot and aubergine dip as well.
Sunday, 6 December 2015
I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I'm posting about the Colombian food at Marlon's Kitchen. Marlon's Kitchen is small catering outfit, run by chef Marlon and his partner Lana. They pop up around several events around town and most recently at the Duke of York Square farmer's market, but they also run supper clubs now and again. I had the pleasure to attend one of those a few weeks ago.
|bread at Marlon's Duke of York Square stall|
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Quito is one of those places that brims with history. So much so that its entire city centre has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are pretty buildings every time you turn a corner. I had a good three days to explore the historic heart, but if you're short on time, then here are five must see sights in Quito.
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
This time of year something magical happens to the city of London; it turns into a Christmas fairy-tale town. It really is hard to stick to your inner-Scrooge with everything that is happening around the capital. Read on to see why.
All major shopping streets will be donned with sparkly lights around the middle of September, cloaking the streets in a festive atmosphere. Regent Street, Bond Street and Oxford Street organise an event around the switching on of these lights, with fireworks, food and celebrity appearances to boot.
The Street Lights
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