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Vietnamese ICED COFFEE: East Street

Street Food! Cheap (supposedly), quick and tasty. I love street food but these days baby it sure is cold outside so hanging about the urban landscape in search of a meal isn't quite as fun as being drenched in bucketloads of culture somewhere around Thailand/Malyasia/somewhere else hot and Asian (I haven't been to any of ...

WOO JUNG

Continuing on in my quest for Korean food, I ushered a few friends in the direction of Tottenham Court Road and Woo Jung in order to share my enthusiasm for kimchi pancakes and hotpot! HotPot/steamboat is a type of soup/stew kept simmering in the centre of the table, to which raw ingredients are sometimes added and cooked in ...

ASSA: Kimchi fried rice and EGG

The Hallyu Wave. A (probably) unstoppable South Korean cultural phenomenon of TSUNAMI-LIKE proportions, taking over the globe one strangely-addictive-overstyled-sychronized-comeback-Kpop song at a time. And a thing which has taken over my life, ruining the little street cred I gained from an obsession with trainers and ...

The Chocolate Festival and KOYA

Chocolate. I eat So much of it, health practitioners tremble at the thought of my insulin levels. Fear not, for I am a cacao renegade and as such, I had to visit the Chocolate Festival (13-15th December) at the Southbank Centre. One of the first things I noticed as Island and I struggled through the masses, was the line ...

Rasa Sayang: Chicken Rice

There's not much that AKid and I share, apart from an interest in food and a mutual fondness for the Lady Cod. Alzo, when it was time for a reunion we decided to combine the two and made our way to Rasa Sayang. Rasa Sayang claims to be the only halal restaurant in Chinatown (HFA approved), serving Peranakan/Nonya style dishes ...

Koya Bar

My eye was a twitchin'. It was about that time. Time for NOODLES and EGG! I grabbed WingMan and Birdy and hightailed it to the place I'd been reading so much about... KOYA Well, KOYA...Bar. I'd got it a bit wrong and walked into the noodlebar instead of the actual restaurant (which, in my defence, is only ...

WAN CHAI CORNER: Reliving Dim Sum

I like Chinatown. When I was young and less concerned with back pain, I'd come here after college to eat, hang out and eventually head over to Leicester Square for some sweet things. So, when Spoon and I were riddled with nostalgia and found ourselves hankerin' for dim sum, we made our way to Chinatown and ...