I honestly always wondered what was up with the word honesty. People would often preface their sentences to me with “to be honest”. I always did wonder if that meant that they had been lying to me all the time before. Although it maybe is better than that other… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/po-cha/
fiddling the sound while a young apprentice looked on steeling the nerves while the husband and apprentice tinkered lights, camera and action the food spread healthy dinner less healthy dinner an… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/grace-third-birthday/
How many words can you think of that are pseudonyms to merely not bad? Above average? Better than mediocre? A bit more than acceptable? A step above middling?
So this is how I found myself with the envious task for a serious lover of food. Having to pick a… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/plum-valley/
I seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment. After dipping my toe into the hipster food scene, I seem to have taken an unintentional headlong plunge into the pool. That’s the danger of not looking where you are going. I think that many Londoners could learn from my… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/duck-and-rice/
Life by contrast is a wonderful thing.
If we didn’t have things to compare things to, life would instead resolve into an unending joyless, dreary, mundane trudge. Or so that is what I tell myself every time I have a bad meal. It just serves to add to the spice of life…. See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/sushi-tetsu/
It appears that Haggerston is on its way up. With the artfully distressed looking buildings, to the hipster coffee places offering much, presenting rather less.
Observe the path from the tube station to the location. Iron gantries rising on the right. Worn brick walls… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/berber-q/
The crowd Coming to stare at flowers More flowers Quaint shops Artwork Refreshments Flowering cacti Hip coffee to fuel the journey Colourful pots to show off your spoils While… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/columbia-road-flower-market/
There seems to be a multitude of options if you have a hankering for a burger in London. There is Honest Burger, Bleecker Burger, Patty & Bun, Burger & Lobster, Five Guys and of course McDonalds. Sorry, I meant Shake Shack. As with this generation of YOLO (you only live… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/hache/
The clean eating revolution. Something I have learned to dread, as it engulfs the world around me. Green is good. Oils are bad. Flowery is great. Dull is worse. Artistic is excellent. Common is sub par. Some might say that this is a case of form… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/frenchie/
I had heard so many times places described with many slang phases. It’s da bomb, dat hits the spot and my personal favourite, its the bee’s knees. I always did wonder, did bees really have knees? Have you ever held one down to check? I would think not so… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/bleecker-burger/
To use an oft repeated phrase, words can do many things. When used to describe objects with particularly flowery and flattering language, it can make them seem better than they actually are. In the alternative, disparaging and somewhat delinquent phrases can make things sound… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/cay-tre/
There are those that seek out greatness. Yet others have greatness thrust upon them. Then there are those that try to find it but can’t seem to really get there.
With that statement aside, I must confess that I was in a particularly fine mood this sunny day. The birds were… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/darjeeling-express/
Tabun. I wonder if the owners know what tabun means in Japanese. It means maybe. So maybe kitchen, an interesting choice to name your eatery. I guess it makes it easy for waiters to respond to questions about food.
Customer: How is your kofta? Is it the talk… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/tabun-kitchen/
Dim sum is something that is particularly dear to me. I hesitate to use the word literally here, as it is so often overused but I cannot think of a more suitable word to use in this instance. It is something which is close to my heart, which is an almost literal translation from Chinese,… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/pearl-liang/
It is somewhat ironic that right after I complain about titles of restaurants being fairly non-descriptive and not providing many clues, (Kitchen Table, I am looking at you), I would then find myself in Bayleaf. In this case, the name is a kind of a giveaway in itself, to me, it screams… See the full post on my main site here https://www.quieteating.com/bayleaf/