The  Weekly Munch, 12-18 Nov 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: I had big plans to go to a retro gaming event with a bunch of friends, but we needed sustenance first. So we hit up Dinerama in Shoreditch to give their street food vendors a go. My favorite…

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,…

The Weekly Munch, 8-14 Oct 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: My parents are in town, and as my mother is an avid reader of the blog, there were a couple of places that she had picked out that she wanted to try. One of them was one of…

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…

The Weekly Munch, 24-30 Sep 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Linzi: My father asked if we wanted to have dinner at The Spruce Goose, I said ‘Howard Hughes’ turkey of an airplane?’ Turns out he meant the Strasbourg Goose, less exciting but probably safer. I wasn’t too impressed when we showed…

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…

The Weekly Munch, 10-16 Sep 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Sanj: Curiosity got the best of me for my fiancé’s birthday lunch and I took him to Europe’s very first vegan and organic Japanese place, Itadaki Zen. I was pleasantly surprised by the food which was fresh, colourful and…

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…