Cake heaven at Brownie Box, Earls Court

The last time I sat in Brownie Box eating my slice of tiramisu cheesecake, with its tangy amaretto base, fluffy centre, and lightly cocoa-dusted topping, I was tempted to smear it all over my Chromebook screen in the futuristic hope that Google would enable you, dear reader, to taste but a shadow of this divine combination.  Then the…

Ramen Wars: Bone Daddies, Soho – better than Tokyo

If you’ve just fired up Googlemaps for directions to Tokyo, thinking “WTF, is that some new ramen joint in Dalston I’ve never heard of?  How did this pass me by?  Cordelia!  Pass me my bloody iPhone and get us a table for two this VERY INSTANT” then just hold your horses. I mean the actual Tokyo.  Yeah, the one in…

A dearth of Eat Your Kimchi at You Are Here Cafe (Seoul, South Korea)

“When you reach Seoul,” my friend said, “go to You Are Here Cafe; it does western food, it’ll be full of foreigners speaking English, and you’ll get some decent coffee”. “Do me a favour” I thought, “I want AUTHENTIC KOREAN ONLY”. Of course, after two weeks of intensely spicy Korean cuisine, and on realising I…