I don’t care what age you are, it is always magical and very exciting when you get a double-yolked egg…. As it happens this was the third double-yolker out of the same box of six eggs. There must be something in the air in Northern Ireland to create such clever and industrious hens!
Okay, it’s time for my second rant! Steak Knives…. What the heck is the point of steak knives? I am sick and tired of ordering a steak and then being handed a different knife that resembles something that might once have been owned by that famous frontiersman, Jim Bowie. A knife which, if I carried… Continue reading Steak Knives – What’s the point?
Well…. What a start to the Evening Standard’s London Food Month!!! Chef Dave Cousin at the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse has gone back in time for his inspired Childhood Memories Menu available during this June in London’s Food Month. Time proven classics – Crackling Skins, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Jelly & Ice Cream… Continue reading Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14
When I think of comfort food, it’s hard to get past a big plate of these slow-cooked, sticky Chinese Spare Ribs. They are a family favourite and I hope you’ll enjoy them too. This is the simplest of recipes (three ingredients) and although it will take you three, yes THREE, hours to make them, your… Continue reading Sticky Chinese Spare Ribs
Now, suitably refreshed, we headed out for dinner – to Chinatown. Chinatown in Bangkok? Who’d have thought it? But Bangkok has a thriving Chinese population and when you hit Chinatown proper, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Hong Kong (absent the skyscrapers). Wandering around the streets they are teeming with little restaurants cooking… Continue reading Bangkok Street Food Tour Part 2
Review: 4th April 2017 Viet Café – Vietnamese Restaurant Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG There are many reasons to visit Vietnam – the countryside, the cities, the beaches, the people, the culture… and the food. Trust me, if you have never been to Vietnam, it is worth visiting for the food alone! While all of the Far… Continue reading Viet Café – Vietnam on a plate
Review: 4th April 2017 La Figa – Italian Restaurant Limehouse, E14 La Figa can rightly claim to being a veteran in the Limehouse dining scene having been a staple for over 10 years. It opened to great fanfare, inviting every resident in Narrow Street to dinner over three nights and to protests about its name… Continue reading La Figa – a Limehouse veteran