Category Archive: Restaurant Reviews

plusixfive supperclub: care for a spot of Fish Head Curry and Milo Dinosaur?

Named after Singapore’s international dial-code, plusixfive is the brainchild of Goz. Lawyer-by-day. Self-taught-chef. And founder of London’s only underground supperclub seeking to put Singaporean food firmly on the map. Many regard Goz to be… Continue reading

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

Costa Azul: off the beaten track we go for some proper Latin American grub

Apart from high street Argentinian steak houses and Burrito bars, traditional Latin & Central American food is pretty hard to track down in Central London. Hence, every couple of years or so, a group… Continue reading

Klang Valley food crawl: a round up of my fav budget eats in and around the Malaysian capital

With such immense ethnic diversity, the Malaysian capital is abound with culinary gems aplenty on every street corner. Ask anyone from KL and its surrounding suburbs what their favourite eats are, and you… Continue reading

Penang: Street Food capital of the world

With more hawker food stalls per square foot than probably any other place in the world, the island of Penang is a foodie’s dream come true. There is a kaleidoscope of different food… Continue reading

Little Georgia: Thumbs up for Georgian food at this hidden away Hackney gem

What makes a great neighbourhood cafe for you? For me, it’s a place which dishes up food that’s hearty yet comforting. It’s run by proprietors that are friendly and warm… who go thru even… Continue reading

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar: Cocktails with Lobster Rolls and Shortrib Nuggets anyone?

I was bitterly disappointed to find out a few weeks back that Hawksmoor Spitalfields would no longer be serving up their glorious weekend Brunch. It seems with the launch of their new bar,… Continue reading

Trullo: all the ingredients for a marvellous neighbourhood Italian restaurant

The recipe for a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant should be a no-brainer in theory. Fresh ingredients, simply cooked…. good value… comfortable, buzzy surroundings… and service that’s warm, efficient and comes with a smile.… Continue reading

Japanese Home Cooking Supper Club by Luiz (@TheLondonFoodie)

Despite blogging for a couple of years now, I’d never really explored London’s Supper Club movement until earlier this year. The difficulty in getting myself to commit several weeks in advance to dining… Continue reading

Dinner by Heston: Blumenthal’s London outpost lives up to the hype

Over the past few years, I’ve spent many a morning trying The Fat Duck‘s reservations line, only to be told by that same (now slightly annoying) auto-generated female voice that that the weekend… Continue reading

Lampredotto: Wanted, dead or alive

I woke up today with a monumental craving for Lampredotto of all things… What on earth is it?: The fourth (and final) stomach of a cow, slow-cooked long long time in stock with tomato,… Continue reading

Medlar: King’s Road now has a neighbourhood gem befitting its name

With the recent small-plates / no-bookings fad that’s taken over London’s restaurant scene, the humble neighbourhood restaurant that serves up reliable, good value food has become increasingly few and far between. Someone needs to… 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

So long TwentyEleven: what a year it has been…

What a year 2011 has been. We’ve seen the full monty of extraordinary events this year… everything from revolutionary political uprisings to tumultuous riots on our doorstep… unseen before natural disasters that have… 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

Hereford Road: Hearty, no-nonsense British grub at its very best

Every time I’m back in Bayswater, I still get that warm and fuzzy sense of nostalgia of my Imperial College days having spent a couple years as a W2-er back in my uni… Continue reading

Arzak: the meal of a lifetime

As 2011 starts to wind down to a close, it’s a time for reflection on the highs of the year food-wise. Superb meals there have been, but for me, 2011 will undoubtedly be… Continue reading

Bread Street Kitchen: Gordon Ramsay takes on the City

Despite how much of Gordon Ramsay I’ve seen, heard and read as a result of his constantly churning PR machine of TV shows, recipe books and other media streams, it only recently occurred… Continue reading

My Top Berlin eats: where Doner Kebabs and Currywursts are an art form

I turned up in Berlin not expecting very much at all. For some reason, I had this naive preconception in my head of the German capital being some dull, over-gentrified city. Monotonous… with… Continue reading