Kaiseki Soba

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I remember when I was small, I would look forward with eager anticipation to airplane food.  As the air hostesses would glide down the aisles handing out their trays, I would wait in eager anticipation.  What I was waiting for with bated breath was soba noodles.

So on my return to the Land of t… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/kaiseki-soba/

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Obica

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In a break from my usual trudge, I have been asked to do two of my favourite things.  Eat and not move for it.
I have been asked time and time again by food delivery companies to do a review, so I finally decided to give in on a hungry day.  Another reason why I accepted this request was that t… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/obica/

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The Ivy Cafe Marylebone

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The Ivy seems to be so hot as a celebrity hangout that mere mortals (such as myself), are excluded from the premises, even if they had a golden parachute (which I don’t).  It’s not about money but power. Something which I also sadly lack.
What I do have in abundance is a sharp tongue … See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/the-ivy-cafe-marylebone/

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Le Pont de la Tour

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing.  Especially when you can look back and mentally kick yourself for making certain choices.  I had been bemoaning the lack of writing motivation to my dining companion but following my most recent gastronomic adventure, inspiration was abounding in abundance.

Salad … See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/le-pont-de-la-tour/

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Toa Kitchen

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Toa Kitchen is a relative newcomer (it’s been open almost 2 years) to the Cantonese dining scene in Bayswater, having taken over the premises that was previously the Magic Wok. We’ve taken quite some time getting there to try it out with various other stalwarts, including Goldmine… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/toa-kitchen/

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Mann’s Beijing

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Mann’s Beijing Restaurant.  One rather misty day, we were invited to brave the fog to try some Chinese food.  Which proved to be a larger problem than expected as the restaurant was only really easily accessible by car.  I had to by turns beg, cajole and threaten the car owner among our li… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/manns-beijing/

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Kintan

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Friends were craving BBQ meat.  I wasn’t.  My friends won out.  They might not be my friends for long though.
Anyway, I jest.  We decided to go to Kintan, a Japanese yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant.  The Koreans also do this style of restaurant where you sit around a small grill and cook… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/kintan/

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Pidgin

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So, we ventured east again, this time to Hackney to try another recently opened modern British place, Pidgin. Pidgin is the evolution of a supper club, The Secret Larder evolved into a full-fledged restaurant, with a professional chef, Elizabeth Allen, formerly of the Smokehouse Islington… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/pidgin/

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WA cafe

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Before venturing forth to this cafe I had to do a bit of digging online and I was pleasantly surprised.  I think WA cafe has one of the best looking websites that I have seen in recent memory.  The photographer in me admires their shots of their food and the foodie in me drools silently.  So I ju… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/wa-cafe/

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Kanada-Ya

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To paraphrase something I have often heard, I dream of ramen.  In  short, I am a little obsessed by noodles.  Just noodles, you say?  Why, what’s so special about noodles? Aside from the ramen craze sweeping the English capital at the moment, I think it is a reversion back to basics.  Ramen… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/kanada-ya/

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Kiku

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This is a long overdue review of Kiku (菊), what I think is one of the best Japanese restaurants in London for a reasonable price.  Sure, there may be better out there but they’re either insanely hard to book, expensive or both. I think I probably have to go out on a limb here. Kiku is tra… See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/kiku/

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Paradise Garage

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One of the new hip restaurants opening in London in the last couple of weeks.  Run by the same cook who was at the helm of the highly rated Manor and Diary.  Having been to neither of these restaurants, our hopes were built upon crowd expectations and we had high hopes of finding our own nirvana … See the full post on my new site here http://www.quieteating.com/paradise-garage/

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