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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…