Tag: rice

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

I’ve spent many a lunch or dinner time wandering around Melbourne CBD aimlessly, looking for a food option that’s light, light on the wallet and at least student-quality good. As such I’ve found myself at Hanaichi on many of those occasions. Even after another few […]

CJ Lunch Bar, Melbourne

CJ Lunch Bar, Melbourne

One of the cheapest and busiest Korean places in town is CJ Lunch Bar, concealed in Little Lonsdale Street and easily identified by the queues forming around. Two reasons: great food and cheap as chips.

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

There’s a review for this place that simply summarised “the quality of the dim sum of horrific… but it at least has the decency to be cheap”.  I was more complimentary. I was content with my recent outing, we were out for a leaving lunch for one of the office. Dim T Charlotte Street is in a beautiful, modern setting. The al fresco seating would have been fantastic for the incoming afternoon rays. As a pan-Asian restaurant, nothing on the menu has much authenticity in taste. You’d be forgiven if you thought these weren’t Asian dishes.

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East Street, Fitzrovia, London

East Street, Fitzrovia, London

There’s a growing weariness around any (and the many) attempts at Asian fusion at restaurants, and London (outside of Chinatown) is so full of them. London has such a different take on South-East Asian cuisine to what I’m so very used to. But there’s really nothing […]

Eat Tokyo, Soho, London

Eat Tokyo, Soho, London

My jaw dropped when I saw the size of the Eat Tokyo Soho katsu curry of my neighbour. £9 gets you an insanely large bowl with surely what must be a kilo of rice, curry and what, five individual breasts of chicken? It’s all so overwhelming […]

Leong’s Legend, Chinatown, London

Leong’s Legend, Chinatown, London

The Leong’s Legend is that it’s actually a half decent Taiwanese option in Chinatown. I get a bit bewildered whenever I’m in Chinatown and tasked with choosing a restaurant. Everything looks so samely, and everything is so samely for the most part. Leong’s Legend (currently) has one of the highest ratings for the places in the Chinatown area on Zomato. And that was enough to know for my reckoning.

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Tombo Poke Matcha Bar,  Soho, London

Tombo Poke Matcha Bar, Soho, London

I’ve had two experiences at Tombo Poke Matcha Bar in Soho. Once with the takeaway via MealPal and another for a sit down group meal. For both experiences I do find the food at Tombo Poke tasty and of high quality but the portions are […]

Bibimbap, Soho, London

Bibimbap, Soho, London

For my very last office lunch in Soho, the guys and I headed around the corner to Bibimbap. As you can imagine, it’s a focus on the the signature Korean hot stone bowls of the same name. I do find there is a lot less […]

Vietfood, Chinatown, London

Vietfood, Chinatown, London

Take a break from the crowds of Chinatown and get into Vietfood. Great value Vietnamese cuisine in an antique-styled setting. The owner formerly worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Hakkasan and earned a Michelin star. The experience here at Vietfood is much more laid back than that store. No booking is required, find a table downstairs or up before the staff will whisk over a menu to you.

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