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Finding the Veg in the Meat: A Review of manteca

Location: London, England Cuisine: Italian   Traditionally, manteca means “grease” in Spanish, but today Spanish speakers usually mean lard. However, it can technically mean any oil, grease or fat. Therefore, there really is no more appropriate name for this restaurant in Shoreditch as all…

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Wun’s Tea Room & Bar, A Review

Location: London, England Cuisine: Cantonese   Who doesn’t like Cantonese buns? Buns are so playful, fluffy, and delicious. This is simply why when Z He launched the Bun House and Tea Room in early 2017, it became a hit sensation. This first iteration consisted…

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Hoppers: Sri Lankan Street Food in London

Location: London, England (3 locations) Cuisine: Sri Lankan / South Indian   This review is 99% referring to the Hoppers location in Soho, but I’ve now also been to the King’s Cross location and I’ll discuss that experience a bit further down. Now, onto…

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BRAT: Taking on Basque Smoke & Fire

Location: London, England Cuisine: Basque / British   I’ve been wanting to go to BRAT ever since moving to Northeast London. I mean, it’s not a hidden gem since BRAT has had a Michelin star since October 2018. The cuisine is heavily influenced by…

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Scrumptious Sarnies: The Best Sandwiches in Hackney

When Covid-19 restrictions slowly started lifting last summer, Victor and I made a habit of getting a sandwich every Friday lunchtime. It became a lovely ritual, whereby we got to explore our neighbourhood and support local businesses. And I mean, who doesn’t love a…

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Experiencing 1930s Taipei at XU

UPDATE: Unfortunately XU closed in November 2021. They do not plan to re-open however, the same spot is now home to a joint venture JKS restaurant: Speedboat Bar. But for now, I’ll leave this review here, for nostalgia’s sake. Location: West End, London, England…

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Homage to East & North London’s Bakeries

O bakery divine, how sweet thou art. Truly, the magical pastries that emerge from bakeries’ ovens are simply incredible and I am forever in awe of what we humans can indeed create! As a child, I dreamed of living in a cottage by the…

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KILN: A Tiny Thai Grill with Big Flavour

Location: London, England Cuisine: Thai   It’s about time I wrote about a Thai restaurant in London! I adore Thai cuisine — in fact, I have since I was a 12 year old middle schooler living in Bangkok. For me, Thai food will always…

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Esters: London’s Experimental and Modern Brunch Spot

Location: Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, England Cuisine: Modern British   I’ve spoken before how I’m not a big fan of Italian food, but then discovered some amazing restaurants in Italy and London that changed my mind. I’m now a big fan, I promise! I…