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BANGLATOWN cash & carry

Running low on colocasia stem, or ziziphus mauritiana? Sure you are, you grocery-weirdo. If this is true and you are in need of some very specific ingredients then come a little closer and I shall tell you where you can find them. Don't be scared, I've recently bathed. Just off of the famously infamous Brick Lane is ...

Lamb Rice: HALAL STREET FOOD in Birmingham

Call me old-fashioned (and Asian) but I believe that there isn't much a bowl (or plastic takeaway box) of warm, spiced meat and rice can't provide. Hungry? Eat some Meat+Rice. Lacking protein? Go heavy on the meat in your Meat+Rice. Vegetarian? Rice. See? Almost all your problems can be solved with this wonderful ...

Cukorka: SWEET BUDAPEST!!

Tucked away in a tiny alcove-like-spot on muzeum kert in Budapest, lies a small cluster of shops that are about as quirky and hipster as a small cluster of shops in a tiny alcove-like-spot can be. One of these is Cukorka Sweetfabric, a bright-red SWEETSHOP that brings together a love for sugar and design in a way that ...

Fekete: of brothers and chocolate swirls

There's a lot I wouldn't do for my brother. I wouldn't bother trying to convince anyone that he was too thin to eat, especially if we had just been abandoned by negligent parents for reasons that were, lets face it, probably his fault to begin with. I wouldn't bring attention to his strange fondness for goats or dislocate ...

Beigel Bake: SMOKED SALMON AND BUTTER

Bagels. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. These are all good things, especially when there is smoked salmon involved.  Beigel Bake (located towards the Bethnal Green end of Brick Lane) has been offering all this and more for as long as I can remember. Considered to be the oldest bagel (pronounced and spelled beigel) ...

Islamic Centre Canteen

Unfortunately I miscalculated the date of Eid al'Adha (the latter of the two Eids that Muslims celebrate annually) and managed to end up in Hong Kong on Eid day without my family and my mum's biriyani. However, I had resilience and Spoon and no other choice but to celebrate Eid in HK with HALAL DIM SUM for breakfast! The ...