Sunday, December 18, 2016

Good Thai restaurants in London



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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Breakfast in Dubai


Morning all, how's that weekend coming along. I spent last night at a lovely BBQ and I'm still trying to shake off the mini hangover. It gets harder and harder in your mid 30s, so it's quite important to begin the day with the perfect breakfast or else it's downhill. This Dubai mini series blog post will focus on the breakfast I had at two restaurants, Tom and Serg and the Home Bakery.  

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Eating out in Dubai on a budget, the fish hut restaurant, day 2


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Monday, November 21, 2016

My week in Dubai, Day 1

Here's a first in a series of blog updates about my week in Dubai. I had a chance of visiting this beautiful place last year, so was quite keen to find out just a bit more about their food and cultural scene.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Fundraising lunch at work in aid of cancer research UK


Hello readers, hope monday wasn't too much of a drag. My work week got off to a brilliant start. It involved my colleagues and I at Viapath ( St Thomas and Guys Hospital sites ) bringing food into work in support of cancer research UK organisation. Having lost a father to cancer, I was quite keen to bring something in on the day in support of cancer research UKs outstanding work. 
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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Italian restaurants in London


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fried rice and Salmon recipe


Hello readers, how is your week coming along. Mine has been okay so far, but the week seems to be dragging on quite a bit. I normally love checking out restaurants most evenings, however it's been a lazy, chill on the sofa week so far..or as they say it..a Netflix and chill week. This ultimately means I have to cook or I starve basically, and while I love cream crackers,
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Saturday, October 08, 2016

My NFL weekend


Hello readers, it's been quite a few weeks since my last blog postings, so here are some pictures about what I got up to last weekend and what a good one it was. I went to my first ever NFL event on Regents street, had some delicious ribs at Bodeans and topped it off by going to an NFL match at London Wembley featuring the Jags vs Colts. 
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Favourite restaurant dishes of the month: October 2016


Hello readers, how's the week coming along. I thought I try something different today by posting about some of the best dishes have had this month so far, then at the end of the month do a star dish award of the month. The restaurants featured on today's blog post are Cubana, Chupitos and Murakami. Talk about taking you on a round the world trip of food. So first on my list of favourite dishes to try out this October month is, 
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tasty Jollof rice recipe.


Hello readers, hope you are having a great weekend. I spent last weekend learning how to cook jollof rice, plantain and roast pork. So what's Jollof rice,  I hear you whisper. Well it's rice in a tomato base spiced stew that originates from the western part of Africa. It's probably the most famous west African dish around and as such you find it at all west African parties, normally paired with fried plantains and a pyramid of delicious assorted meats ( Assorted is a Nigerians way of saying we have no idea what this meat is or where it came from, but by God it tastes good ). It's also one of the dishes that got my cousin and 2 of his mates into cooking, a desire which culminated into a lovely cookbook titled the ground nut filled with East and West African dishes. It's a really good introduction into African cooking, so check it out. 
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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Weekend in Berlin


Morning folks, hope your weekends going great as usual. I am currently spending mine in Berlin, so thought I should share a few clips of my time here. We stayed at a hotel (25 hours Hotel Bikini Berlin) right next to a large zoo in the middle of the city. The greenery in this city is definitely a contrast to the concrete jungles that's London. A jungle room at our hotel manages to capture all this greenery, so if you're into your wildlife and love playing spot the Orangutang, then these rooms are something you should enquire about.
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Jose Pizarro, Broadgate


Hello readers, how's that weekend coming along. I'm still in bed trying to shake off the few tequila shots I had last night. It was only supposed to be one drink, but you know how these things happen. An arm wrestle or two later with the birthday girl  and am glad I was able to crawl away from her 300th birthday in the nick of time as more shots might lead to me doing another 100 metre race in a random park ( don't bother asking ). So I kicked off this weekend with tequila, however last weekend had a more healthier and tastier start. I spent it at Jose pizarros restaurant in Broadgate circle or should I say around Liverpool street. Now some of you readers might know that I have an affinity for Spanish food or better still Jose's dishes. I loved it so much I blogged about two of his other restaurants based in Bermondsey, Jose Tapas bar and Jose Restaurant . So without further ado, how did this fare up to the others. Well let me just say that the food tasted as good as I remembered and the Saturday 50% discount courtesy of opentable also helped make it that more delightful. Hope you like the foodie pictures. God knows am hungry just writing this blog post. 

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chupitos restaurant review, Welling


Hello readers, it's been a while since I last posted. Hope you've all been doing great. I pretty much spent the past few weeks dealing with all the joys (and stress) of owning ones home. In that time I went to a few restaurants, many in Florence that were amazing. So look out for that Florence blog post pretty soon. Apart from Florence, two restaurants that caught my eye was a Spanish restaurant called Chupitos in a place called Welling and a Peruvian ( pachamama) in Bond Street. This quick blog post will focus on the former. 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Afternoon tea at the Marriott hotel

                            
Marriott afternoon tea

Hello readers, hope the week's going okay so far. After last week's beautiful London weather, this current grim weather ( it just keeps on raining) does dampen ones mood slightly. So what better way to jazz up the week by attending an after work team bonding session that involves afternoon tea at the Marriott hotels library Lounge, featuring copious amounts of champagne,cakes and more champagne. There were discussions about quality with my work colleagues ( Quality team ) in the midst of all this, but I think I was distracted by my 4th deliciously filled chocolate macaroon. Jeremy below was definitely distracted by something else.
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Sunday, May 01, 2016

A Short stay In Barcelona


Hello readers, hope your weekends going great. The Sun's finally out in London for a change, but alas am home putting this blog together because of a tiringly packed weekend that included a lovely wedding and a 28 days secret cinema event with zombies.  I went to a back to the future event last year and that was a blast. 

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Santa Gula restaurant, one of the best foodie experiences in Barcelona


Finally back from Barcelona and can't help but to think of the lunch I had at an amazing restaurant in a quiet square of Barcelona's Gracia Quarter near Avinuda Diagonal and Via Augusta.The high ranking on tripadvisor and other sites drew me to this charming little restaurant called Santa Gula. I was going to write up a blog post about things to do in Barcelona and this restaurant was going to be part of the feature, however after having some of my best Spanish foodie experiences at this place, I thought an individual feature best displays my gratitude at what I can only describe as exceptional and flavourful cooking. The croquettes, lamb neck, suckling pig, artichokes and that heavenly homemade ravioli were all very good dishes. Don't even let me start with that cheesecake and passion fruit dessert. So without further ado, let's check out some pictures below. 
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

paradise Garage review : Bethnal Green ....not quite Barcelona


Hi lovely readers, if you read the blog I posted yesterday about my visit to the dessert heaven known as Cafe Royal, you might have noticed that I mentioned my trip to Barcelona in a few days. My next blog was meant to be from sunny Barcelona. But alas... It's going to be from a place beginning with the letter B. Yes, that lovely place called Bethnal Green. I'm sure some of you might be scratching your head while looking for Bethnal Green on a map. Well, Fear not. Think of the central line and imagine it heading past Liverpool Street and boom..you're in Barcelona...I mean Bethnal Green. What it lacks in monuments, arts and the finest Iberica Ham, it more than makes up for in some very good restaurants. I had the fortune of visiting one of those restaurants, Paradise Garage, today. I knew about Paradise Garage on paradise row courtesy of a review penned by Jay Rayner in the guardian last year. The review was quite positive so it was a restaurant I always kept tucked in the corner of my foodie heart. I should say that after visiting this restaurant, I can see why the reviews were impressive. The ambience, music, relaxed athmosphere, interaction of the staff and complex flavours of the experimental dishes were of a high standard indeed. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

London's first dessert restaurant at the Cafe Royal


While typing away at work, a colleague showed me an interesting article in the local metro newspaper. That article featured mouthwatering pictures from dessert tasting menus based on an Alice in Wonderland theme created by executive pastry chef Sarah Barber, at the Cafe Royal on Regent street. I really love my desserts, so this was a no brainer really. I spent that night trying to get a weekend booking, and as chance would have it, they had a 7pm slot at London's first dessert restaurant on the 13th of March. Happy times. 

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

An evening at a Lebanese restaurant called Kenza


Hi readers, hope the weekend's going ok. Just thought I share some pictures on my blog from a friends leaving do I went to last week. The venue, was a Lebanese restaurant with a Moroccan influence based at Liverpool Street called Kenza. On entering the restaurant the first thing that strikes you is the beautiful middle eastern themed interiors. The glittering lamp lights, rich fabrics, carved tables and low seatings brought back memories of some restaurants I visited in Dubai and Morocco. The scents of incense sticks and music also helped to create an atmosphere that transports you to a different place during the meal.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Weekend brunch at Canary Wharf's Roka


Hello lovely people, it's that time of the weekend again when food, drinks and Netflix ( can't wait for daredevil season 2) takes the fore, with thoughts of work being a distant memory ..unless you're working weekends. If that's the case, well help is at hand and that help involves ideas of what to get up to when you finally escape work, if you can make it to Canary Wharf before 3.30pm that is. What am I talking about I hear you mutter, well it's Japanese brunch at a very good restaurant worthy of a food blog post called Roka. The brunch features a wide variety of the restaurants signature robata dishes alongside sashimi and dessert platters. The vast array of appetising starters at the counter really brings out the foodie in you...or if you're like me, the foodies in you. You also get to enjoy a Bellini, Bloody Mary, or green tea and passion fruit ice tea on arrival. So without further ado, here are s few pictures. I wish I took a bit more, but I was pretty hungry at the time. So here goes.

Find the ice rink and you shall find the restaurant. 




So much food..those chicken wings and sashimis were to die for 




Roka Brunch



They had quite a few good robata dishes.This ranged from the Japanese mushroom rice hot pots, to assorted tiger prawn and vegetables tempura's , cedar roast baby chicken with garlic and lemon soy, salmon fillet teriyaki, baby back ribs with cashew nuts and a 180g grilled beef with Spring onions.Such a tempting selection. We ended up going for the salmon fillet and baby back ribs. Both dishes were delicious, with the salmon being my favourite of the 2. It literally just falls about in your mouth. Just perfect. 

Delcious Salmon Fillet Teriyaki

Those ribs...also quite dreamy 


Tasty baby back ribs

I was quite stuffed at this point, but alas, I heard the dessert calling and when dessert calls..Michael answers. It came in a bowl of ice.. Chocolate, banana ice cream, pineapples, melon, wish I could name the rest. I think I had my head in the bowl at this point and pretty much ate like the Fantatsic mr fox. The chocolate was so good. 


                             
 



It was pretty much hard moving after eating all of that, however I enjoyed my self thoroughly and I would do it again. So how much did this feast cost?. Well the brunch menu was priced at £45 , £55  or £65 person. I went for the £45 option, however the meal for two came up to just over £104 or thereabout. All in all, I had a very good time, so it was well worth it I say. 





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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Breakfast at Tom's Kitchen - Canary Wharf


Hello readers, it's been a few weeks since my last post. Hope you're all having a nice Valentine's Day, with loads of chocs and pressies. I went to two restaurants yesterday, so my first blog post will be about brunch in Canary wharfTom's kitchen. The occasion, my mums birthday celebration. The birthday was a few days prior, but alas bad planning on behalf of my siblings and I meant we didn't do anything on the day. I'm glad we chose to do something at Tom's kitchen, however. It had a very welcoming friendly environment with some nice dishes for the little one.  The breakfast and brunch menu selections were also quite good with choices such as the full English breakfast, seasonal berry pancakes, eggs benedict, various omelettes and nice smoothies.  Check out a few pictures below. 











Bread dipped into perfectly runny egg yolks.





There goes my time at Toms kitchen. Always lovely spending time with family and loved ones. I guess that's what this weekend and most weekends should be about really. I'm heading out of the house now, but I promise to post a few pictures about the lovely lunch I had at Roka tomorrow evening :)

                                                                See ye soon 



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