Misschu, Aldgate

Misschu, Aldgate East – walking into Misschu on a Friday night, I thought we were going to be turned away; the queue was long and all the tables were full. Plus, there were no signs that any of the tables were leaving shortly. One of the two tables outside...


Cay Tre, Soho

Cay Tre, Soho – The place is very clean. Music slightly louder than my choice. The interior decoration has a touch of an American canteen style. Suitable for friends gathering and quick lunch.  Cay Tre feels like it operates on a very fast pace but seems fairly relaxed. Menu...


Salvation in Noodles, Dalston

Salvation in Noodles, Dalston –  Salvation in Noodles (SIN) opened early this year, at the height of the heat for Vietnamese food and their ‘pho’ dishes. SIN entered into the dining scene at the right time. On a Sunday evening, expect no less than a full house. If you...


Spicy Mung Bean Noodles with Minced Pork

Are you thinking of using the Hoisin sauce before it’s expiry date? I don’t know many Asian recipes that use Hoisin sauce. It comes in useful as an alternate dipping sauce for dim sums or in “chee cheung fun” (chinese rice rolls). The Hoisin sauce came into my pantry;...


Cafe East, Surrey Quays

Cafe East, Surrey Quays – Cafe East is right at the other end of the shopping complex when you approach from either Canada Water or Surrey Quay station. It is a short walk to the restaurant. However, this does not put off people from coming. Cafe East was packed...


Cafe Mama Pho, Deptford

Cafe Mama Pho, Deptford – The battle of who makes the better pho between Cafe Mama Pho and Cafe East in East London divides the locals. The hot conversation topic from adjacent tables is about these Vietnamese restaurants. I would hope that these constant comparisons will mean that both...


Sushino En, Aldgate

Sushino En, Aldgate – When we entered Sushino En, we were greeted with a loud welcome cheer. It was very inviting. It also meant that even when we suddenly changed our minds, we would have felt awkward about leaving. But no, I think there is another reason to this...


Black Pepper Chicken

One of my favourite chicken recipes made by my mum is her black pepper chicken wings. Fortunately for me, she makes it quite often. A mountain plateful of chicken wings is not a problem with my family members. There wouldn’t be any leftovers. Sweet, sticky and peppery. What I...


Taro, Old Compton Street

Taro, Old Compton Street – I have heard that Taro is one of the places to go for authentic Japanese food in Soho. Suprisingly, Taro has not been a “definitely must visit restaurant” for me despite the fact that Japanese cuisine is a big time favourite of mine. Determined...


Pork Life at Dalston Yard

I was fortunate enough to be given some complimentary tickets to Pork Life 2014 at the last minute. This is another event  organised by Street Feast London. Held at Dalston Yard in an enclosed but open air area. Pork life was a two day event on 26th – 27th...