Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemon is associated with Moroccan cuisine. With the abundance of lemons in Mallorca, Soller particularly, I am surprised that there are no lemons preserved on the island. Sadly and often, these lemons are just left to rot on the ground. I remember when I first set foot in...


Anchovy Broth

Anchovy broth is a clear stock made from dried anchovies. It has a very light but intense fishy fragrance (in a good way, of course). This is quite common in our Chinese household. The anchovy stock is used for in soups, noodle broths (handtorn noodles) or in porridges. This...


Japanese Tofu in Gravy

First things first, thanks to all of you that have been supportive by voting and campaigning for Vi Vian’s Food Blog in the UK Blog Awards 2015. I am even more thrilled and excited about being shortlisted than I was at the beginning of the competition. And, for all...


UK Blog Awards 2015

Hello dear readers! This is a moment where I have to ask a huge favour from you. This year has so far been an eventful time in my life. It started with a joyous news that I was safely into my pregnancy, then the birth of my son in...


Mas Q Menos, Wardour Street

Mas Q Menos, Wardour Street – Homage to me drinking cava again, I have to start with this! cava £6.00 per glass – I generally prefer a drier drink but this cava is both sweet and dry, which I thought was something special. A very good balance of flavour....


Mondrian @ Sea Containers, Southbank

Mondrian, Sea Containers – When the Morgan Group of Hotels took over, the Sea Containers name was kept. It was widely known as Sea Containers, so why change it?  There already is an instant publicity as being in one of London’s landmark. Since our dinner reservation was made I...


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...