This last week has a seen a whirlwind of flat viewings as I embark on my next quest to relocate. Since my work is now out east, there’s not so much reason to stay in Westminster, plus I’m lazy and love a commute to work […]
Ichiban means number one in Japanese. And Ichiban Noodle Bar might just be number one for Japanese food in Glasgow! It was one of our dinner stops for a wild night in the city (in terms of stuffing our faces). Originally established in 1998 the […]
Venture into the East with a meal at the South East-inspired Asia Aker Brygge. This waterfront restaurant offers exotic dishes with a twist, served in small portions that are ideal for sharing. I head in for one of my dinnertimes whilst visiting Oslo and I found the food to be fair, but not otherworldly. The service is fantastic and the venue is cosy, but I did find it too tame compared to the fiesta of flavours I’m usually used to.
I’ve had the Tastecard a little while now, but never got around to using it. The restaurants featured on the program are largely chain-based. Or not very good ones. So this is my first experience with that in hand. Banana Tree is located in the heart of […]
The name of Rosa’s originally comes from the previous owner of their very first location. Times have changed and now there are ten Rosa’s restaurants around London. That’s some Thai food domination right there. I popped into the Soho branch of Rosa’s ready for a […]
There’s two pseudo-Japanese cafe chains that you’ll get used to seeing lots of in London. One is Itsu, and the second is Wasabi. There’s not too much difference between them other than Itsu going for more of a health angle. Wasabi was first opened in […]
Chinatown is a plethora for Chinese cooking and despite the original flair of every storefront, it does start to feel a bit homogenous. It’s hard to know what’s good and what’s bad when it all starts to mould into the same. Joy King Lau has […]
I had a tiny bit of time to kill before checking out the nearby Book of Mormon. So I stepped into Kanada-Ya for a rapid fire ramen retreat. My dinnertime ended up being shorter than I had anticipated, but I still made it in and out the door in single digit minutes. So that was impressive. My food order was for the original tonkotsu (£12) with pork belly, nori, fungi and spring onion. I went with the recommendation of the chewy-level noodles, the harder texture of this ramen was enjoyable. The broth was good, quite simple compared to others I have had. The chashu was rather on the fatty side, but at least you get three strips of it. The truffle ramen looks like where it’s at, but that’s even pricer at the £14 mark. So a solid bowl of ramen, but expensive even without all the toppings.