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Cuisine London

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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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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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…

KILN London
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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…

Esters London
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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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Trying out Indian Street Food at Mowgli

Location: England, United Kingdom (9 locations) Cuisine: Indian   The first thing I do when planning a trip is ask myself this question: what am I going to eat?! The restaurants and dishes I try tend to be at the very heart of my…

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Going Retro and Italian at Osteria Wolf

UPDATE: Osteria Wolf stopped being a full restaurant service during the pandemic and then, post-pandemic, they focused solely on the catering side of their business. Unfortunately, in February 2023, they announced that they are selling the restaurant. Nonetheless, I’ll leave this review here, for…

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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…