Category Archive: Cheap Eats

The Bratwurst (Soho): Currywurst Craving. CHECK.

Ever since my trip to Berlin last year and discovering the holy institution which is Curry 36, I occasionally find myself waking up with a monster craving for the king of all Berliner… Continue reading

Moo!: a little Argentine grill with a whole lot of heart

You don’t have to be big to be great, and it’s places like Moo! that bear testament to this fact. In the most unlikely of sidestreets in Aldgate, this cosy little Argentinian grill has made… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields: Pancakes.. Bacon Rolls.. and a fridge (that’s also a Bar!)

There’s nothing like a good brunch to set the weekend straight. And when you see a statement as assuring as the one outside The Breakfast Club’s Spitalfields outpost and a whimsical, neon-red sign… Continue reading

Delima: Finally, some proper Malaysian food in the East End

EDIT: ** Unfortunately. since writing this post, Delima have since closed their Brick Lane restaurant as of August 2012 ** Having been in the East end for coming up to 5 years now, I’ve… Continue reading

Giant Robot

It’s been a while since we convened our Boy’s Brunch Club (a.k.a the cunningly abbreviated ‘BBC’). This time, rather than stick to already tried and road-tested brunch venues like Hawksmoor or The Modern… Continue reading

Candy Cafe

I find that few places in Chinatown do decent Asian desserts which is ironic because its exactly after the usual hyper-tasty, MSG-packed Chinese meal where one tends to need and crave dessert more… Continue reading

Poppies of Spitalfields

Craving a good ol’ British Fish & Chips, we headed up to our new local Chippy on Hanbury Street which opened earlier this year. Word has it that Poppies is run by owner… Continue reading

Towpath @ Regent’s Canal, Haggerston

What a bee-ee-Ay-utiful day it was in London today. 20°C…sunny, clear blue skies… not a spot of cloud… and we’re still not even halfway through April yet. Seems the British summer has showed… Continue reading

Gourmet San.

Great Chinese food is often hard to come by in the East end. The only semi-reliable place I’ve frequented since relocating from the masses of choices in my old Bayswater neighbourhood is My… Continue reading

Sedap.

This simple caff located directly on the hustle and bustle of Old Street itself is the only place I know in the Square Mile which does reliable Malaysian food at decent prices. Run… Continue reading

Churreria Espanola

177 Queensway, London, W2 5HL | Saturday Oct 30th 2010 This neighbourhood gem at the top of Queensway is a little corner of Spain away from Spain. You will find a small selection… Continue reading

Cay-tre vs. Viet Grill

301 Old Street, Hoxton / 58 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch | vietnamesekitchen.co.uk Amongst the mass of Vietnamese haunts along the Pho mile, these 2 sister restaurants are amongst the best of them. Run by… Continue reading

Zucca.

184 Bermondsey Street, SE1  | zuccalondon.com | ingested Fri 23rd Jul’10 & 13th Aug’10 If you want to see the model for a truly great neighbourhood Italian restaurant, head down to Zucca on… Continue reading

Brick.Lane.Beigel.

159 Brick Lane, E1 London |  devoured just after midnight, Sunday 8th August ’10 | This is the ultimate East-end midnight snack. Period. The infamous Salt Beef Beigel (a mere £3.50) ….A Brick Lane… Continue reading

Melur.

175A Edgware Road, London W2 1ET | melur.co.uk | ingested 6th July 2010 I was a bit surprised when I found out that Mawar, one London’s more popular Malaysian eateries was closing down after… Continue reading

Blueprint Cafe.

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, SE1 | blueprintcafe.co.uk | ingested Dec 18 ‘09 With its prime riverside location on the first floor of the Design Museum, the Blueprint Cafe is for me one… Continue reading

Baozi Inn.

25 Newport Court, WC2H 7JS | ingested Sunday 23rd May 2010 Another one of China Town’s newer breed which only opened more recently in the past couple of years, Baozi Inn’s claim to… Continue reading

Leong’s Legends.

4 Macclesfield Street, Chinatown W1D  | Brunched Sat Apr 2nd ’10 Chinatown has seen a revival over the past couple of years, with a flourish of new eateries that do more than just archetypal… Continue reading

TheBreakfastClub.Hoxton.

Rufus Street, Hoxton Sq, N1 6PE | thebreakfastclubsoho.com | brunched Sunday Mar 21st …outside the club There’s a real buzz emanating from Hoxton’s The Breakfast Club which you can feel just from standing… Continue reading

TheOneInTheCorner.

Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar, K.L. | ingested 17th Feb 2010 I’ve realised that this is only the second time I’ve been back home since my family moved out of the Ampang Road house to Bangsar. Having spent the large part… Continue reading