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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’m 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…

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Going Retro and Italian at Osteria Wolf

Location: London, England Cuisine: British Seasonal   Since my trip to Rome and Naples last year, I’ve been constantly seeking real, fresh, authentic Italian food. I wondered whether somewhere besides Italy could achieve this. After searching far and wide in central London, I ran…

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Homemade Italian Pasta at Lina Stores

Location: London, England Cuisine: Italian   Since my trip to Rome and Naples last year, I’ve been constantly seeking real, fresh, authentic Italian food. I wondered whether somewhere besides Italy could achieve this. After a ton of research, I found out that one of…