Who can say no to dumplings @ Beijing Dumpling?

I have been feeling extremely under the weather lately. Something to do with a cold mating with asthma and turning me into one gigantic not-so-hot-mess. Alas, even I get bored of having congee, chicken soup and poached chicken, so I asked Grant to accompany me to fulfill some dumpling cravings. To be honest, neither of us…

Unbelievable chicken at Chick’n’Sours!

I have a confession: I am chronically lazy. This means that I a) enjoy food being brought to me while lazing on the sofa (not take outs though, I like it hot and fresh- volunteers anyone?) and b) I make a terrible food blogger as I can’t be bothered to schlep all across town for the latest…

Som Saa: For once, it’s worth the hype…

London is a city full of hypes and queues. It’s crazy that people would spend hours to queue for sweatshirts, shoes, H&M, buns, curries, steaks and everything in between. Luckily Som Saa is one of those rare things where there was hype, no queue and even more shockingly, the food was actually bloody fantastic. Shocking,…

Shimogamo: a big disappointment

We were super excited to visit Shimogamo as it was recommended to us not once, but twice(!), both times by people who have lived in Japan and/ or from Japan. With those credentials, how could you go wrong? First impressions (and I had a long one of those since Grant & co. were busy getting…

Boozy Bunch Vs. Food: At Zelman Meats, Food won.

I’ve been wanting to try Zelman since they’ve opened. You see, when I was a wee girl, my friends ran a club night called The Meat Raffle at Catch and the fact that Zelman apparently offered meat raffles (and chateaubriand by the 100g) was more than enough to turn me on and pull me in. Turns out it…

Airport dining? Try Kushinobo, awesome fried food on sticks!

It is so sad when another holiday draw to a close. Oh the (exaggerated) emotions of sadness and longing, holidays in Japan are never long enough. We always end our trip with a night at the Royal Haneda hotel- book early enough, it can be fairly reasonable and nothing beats the feeling of waking up at…

Chuck Burgers: Not to be confused with Chuck, the TV show

Vicky: Grant was kind enough to take me to Chuck Burger for my birthday as it nearly smashed into National Burger Day. We both arrived at the joint with high hopes as I (unlike everyone else) really enjoyed my brunch (mainly because I didn’t have burnt toast and ate enough) at sister restaurant Hot Box…

Ball Donut Park, Naha

‘Toto, I don’t think we are in Japan any more’, Japanese Dorothy (Jdot) said to her robot dog, when they stepped foot on International street (Kokusai Dori), the main drag of Naha, Okinawa. Okinawa is often referred to as the Hawaii of Asia and it’s pretty easy to mistake yourself in 80’s/90’s Waikiki (except people don’t speak…

Nikko: Amazing blend of culture, onsen; the best jetlag cure

As a family, we love going to Japan for our holidays.  It’s reasonably close to my parents, no-one needs to have the stress of being the hostess, my nephew loves pokemon and  my sister and I are there for ALL THE FOOD (and  Tokyu Hands, home of ALL the knick-knacks). The problem is we get really jet…

Boozy bunch do boozy brunch at Mommi, Clapham

Another month, another boozy brunch. Wow, theses guys do roll round quickly don’t they! This month we were a small group and as we had to attend a bye -bye party in the area after, we chose to try Mommi’s unlimited Sunday sushi & bottomless prosecco brunch. I had my reservations when I saw the…

Ozone: an unforgettable cold brew

I’m in love. Seriously IN LOVE. And I guess Grant will have to be my matron of honor when I get married because he introduced us. I’d never thought I would be in love with this creamy mocha coloured… drink. Yeah. Coffee. Because who needs Grant to introduce me to a guy when I can…

Dinings, an oldie but goodie!

Living in London means that we spend a lot of time chasing the latest and greatest crazes- Freakshake? Rainbow bagel? Eyeball licking? (nope to all 3, thank you) and sometimes in chasing all those shiny bright lights, the long established places, especially ones who don’t have a massive social media following (or a massive celeb…