Snacking at John Lewis Brasserie
^ A disappointing “pavlova”. It was a hard and crunchy meringue. Faux-lovas never get past Kiwis. Restaurants need to know this. ^ Juicy raspberry/white chocolate mascarpone cheesecake.
Breakfast: Eggs in Purgatory
A glorious start to a glorious Bank Holiday weekend! I tried a Waitrose Kitchen/Bill Granger recipe, but due to having an enormous bunch of coriander, I swapped out the flat leaf parsley.
Lunch: Chau tau kueh
Our first attempt at making it from scratch! ^ Prep. ^ Grated radish gets a steaming. ^ Cooked grated radish was addded to a rice flour mixture before being steamed. We steamed one conventionally, and the other in fancy steamer. Conventional steaming produced a much softer, texture. The steamer version was pretty rubbery. ^ Inside view. ^ Cubed-up and ready to go. ^ The sauces. ...
Dinner: Ebi chiri エビチリ
Had a craving the other night and raided the pages of my excellent Japanese Microwave Meals for One book.
Dinner: Kat's deelish mee goreng
Based on Rick Stein’s recipe.
Dinner: Pork choppy goodness
Dinner: Lamby goodness with minty, cheesy peas
Dinner: Melur Malaysian
In a city where reservations seem to be key to having a cheap and cheerful meal out, it was a lovely feeling to spontaneously decide to have Malaysian last Thursday night. Alas, spontaneity usually means I don’t have my camera on me. We picked Melur, as it was one of the few with decent reviews and also available on my Malaysian Dining Card (20% off baby!). Upon arrival, we were...
Lunch: My Dining Room
My Dining Room is how I’d like my local to be. Spacious, friendly and unpretentious service, casual, and lots of fresh, delicious food. If only it were close enough to call a local. ^ Tucked away a few minutes walk from Fulham Broadway station, My Dining Room offers a variety of menu specials all of which included, on this occasion, free cocktails in some form or another. ^ The...
Dinner: Haggis, neeps, tatties & kale
Bringing a bit of Edinburgh home..
Scottish cheddar scone
At the lovely cafe in Dean Gallery, Edinburgh.
Dinner: Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian, Edinburgh
Who’d have thunk it! Delicious and highly rated Malaysian in Edinburgh! And pretty friendly service, too. We liked the food so much we went back in less than 24 hours. ^ Roti cenai with curry. The roti, although delicious and crispy, lacked the freshly fluffed texture of handmade roti cenai. The curry was reminiscent of how they do it at hawker stalls in KL. An addictive combo. ^...
Brunch: Spoon Cafe & Bistro
^ Yet another wallet-friendly, friendly eatery serving no-nonsense, full-flavoured meals. ^ Grilled kippers. ^ Meat on meat. ^ Surrounds.
Dinner: The Witchery, Edinburgh
^ The Witchery. Beautiful dining room and beautifully fresh food. I could’ve done with less fancy service though. I like my service friendly but not too professional. Makes me feel like I should’ve worn more black. ^ Findlay’s of Portobello’s award-winning haggis with neeps and tatties. ^ Scottish seafood platter.. the works! ^ Globe artichoke barigoule with...