There’s nothing I like better than Asian food. It is literally my favourite food in the world, and very near the top of that shortlist is udon noodles. Despite my obsession, my visit to Tokyo Diner was the first time I’d eaten in London’s Chinatown as an adult – luckily it was worth the wait.
The sliding door felt like I was stepping out of England and into authentic Japan. The restaurant is absolutely tiny so it was a good thing we turned up for an early dinner. The menu is very informative in terms of ingredients so you’ll know exactly what you’r getting in case you have any allergies.
I decided on their curry udon while my friend nabbed some tofu and sushi. All of it was delicious, though I needed to salt my noodles a little more. The texture was spot on and I happily slurped down the broth at the end. Good price, good food, what more could you ask for!
I am a born and bread meat lover, and a steak is a lovely treat in London because it tends to be rather expensive. Therefore I only get it once in a while, and a steak from Hanger SW6 is well worth splurging on. You’re in for a treat, pure and simple.
We began with ham hock beignets and the first crunch took us right back to eating sweet beignets covered in powdered sugar in New Orleans. Then came the surprisingly savoury and deliciously creamy ham and cheese filling. The beef tartare with kimchi has a smoky sourness with a peppery kick from the gochujang (red pepper paste), and the sea bream is citrus-y mellowed out by the avocado puree.
And then we come to the steak; they arrived pre-sliced and perfect for sharing. The USDA hanger is smoky from the pure charcoal BBQ and cooked just with salt and the meat’s natural drippings, while the marinated picanha ‘asada’ is softer and juicier.
We had ours with a side of mixed greens and gnocchi. To be honest we didn’t even need the extra sides after all the starters. The greens were lovely, the gnocchi was slightly burnt on the bottom but otherwise a creamy textured addition.
Honestly, it was hard to believe we were still in Fulham when our tastebuds were telling us we were in Texas.
Although the days are getting colder here in London we’ve been lucky to have a few sporadically warmer and sunnier days, so it’s not too late to nab yourself one of these ice creams I featured in my latest video. In fact, I’m heading back to the last place this weekend! Have a look for yourself and let me know if you try any. Continue reading “Instagramable Ice Cream Tour”→
To say that something is the best when there are so many restaurants in London I have yet to try is a risk, but it’s one I’m going to take with the roast lunch from The Union Bar in Paddington. If you get to the end of this post and haven’t already made a reservation, I’ll have failed in my task to get you to visit.
How Shoreditch does this Shoreditch restaurant look? When I met a friend for lunch, immediately thought “if I had a laptop that lasted more than an hour on its own battery I’d be working here in a heartbeat”. As it is, I can instead enjoy their delicious home cooked favourites like this uber tasty lasagna with pesto and a side salad.
I loved American food before I even lived in America, and my time spent there only succeeded in furthering my obsession for top notch American cuisine – but at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for meaty burgers or dressed up hot dogs, look no further than my three choices below.
All located in central London, they’re super convenient and won’t break the bank either.
Finding a great restaurant on a random road in London always feels like you’ve discovered something that the locals have been keeping a secret. That’s definitely the case with The Bird In Hand on Masbro Road. Inside this refurbished old pub is a modern chic restaurant serving little plates of tapas and pizzas.
KERB has teamed up with the Maverick festival to give Londoners a taste of the good life with a celebration of American music and munchies in Granary Square near King’s Cross. Noshville is a fab one-off addition to London’s market and street food scene, with tasty treats to tickle the taste buds including New Orleans shrimp baskets from Hank’s, Ana Mae’s unusual Big Mac mac’n’cheese, and seriously delectable snickerdoodle donuts from Vicky’s Donuts.
Sometimes I’m super glad for business meetings in London, because on occasions they take place in lovely little restaurants like Muriel’s Kitchen on Old Compton Road. This beautifully decorated, light and airy restaurant immediately became a favourite as I stepped through the door, largely due to the swing-set table and chairs in the front which we slid on over to like a moth to a flame.