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A CNY Dinner

Missed the firecrackers and the lion dancing? Fear not because it’s never too late to ring in the Chinese New Year with a table full of barn animals in a city beaming with vibrancy for the orient. I’ve lost myself one too many times in the sea of Chinese restaurants in London, so here’s a…

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House of Ho

Confucius say: don’t buy into the hype, before first checking Qype.   The next restaurant’s opening received mixed reviews on Yelp and without any definitive must-goes or must-avoid recommendations, I thought I’d drag M along to try our luck at getting into the always fully booked impenetrable House of Ho. Surprisingly we managed to secure…

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张家界 – A Place in Heaven

出门观光,为国争光,把钱花光,身体健康   The 张家界 national forest is one of the most breathtaking sights for mountainous scenery in China. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hunan Province 湖南省 is a magnificent natural phenomenon that inspired films like the floating mountains in Pandora and much of Chinese mythology.     On my 7 day trip to Hunan, we covered…

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Jubo – Korean Fast Food

If you haven’t tried it, you need to get yourself some Korean D…rumsticks. I don’t know much about korean fried chicken but I do know about chicken from the cottage, and oh boy does the latter seem so pale and pidgeon-like in comparison to the juicy pieces rolled in golden armoury of batter challenging everything…

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Cucina Aselina

Modelled after the same restaurant in New York City, Cucina Aselina is now part of a luxuriously edgy five star establishment in Aldwych. Housed in the ME hotel, the ethos to the restaurant is evidently a portrait of contemporary Italy and our guess was that the clientele they catered to were just as savvy. Without…

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Royal China

I have yet to compile a list of all the decent Chinese restaurants in London (excl Ping Pong) not sure why I never got around to doing so but as they say… a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! My quest will begin here at Royal China and end sometime in…

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Brindisa

Sorry, a quick post today! Luckily we grabbed the last 2 seats at the Borough Market branch of Brindisa, a few seconds later and we would have been banished to a 45 minute wait. The restaurant operates a strict no booking policy and a two hour eating time per group, so it’s best to try…

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Franco Manca

The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4am. Until I can do that to all of my dates, there is only one solution – Brixton Village has the real deal and here I am today in search of better company. This is a true story of one woman’s struggle to find…