Tonkotsu popup at Anzu, St James’s Market

Tonkotsu is superb. There’s one right near my flat too meaning Eat the Bits chicken wings feature in my diet far more heavily than they should. It’s one of the most consistently brilliant quick bites you can eat in London. Great news then that they’re taking over their sister restaurant, Anzu in St James’s Market, for 3 months. Let’s hope it becomes a permanent fixture which … Continue reading Tonkotsu popup at Anzu, St James’s Market

Yamagoya, SE1

Looking at the Yamagoya website you’ll see photos of the first shack being put together in Fukuoka, Japan back in 1969. Founder, Mr. Ogata proudly poses with a bowl of steaming hot ramen. There’s history and heritage. Walking in to their first London ramen shop (after a successful pop up above Shuang Shuang) none of that heritage is present. It feels like a well polished … Continue reading Yamagoya, SE1

Last week’s best dishes 25.01.16

1. To lunch at Peruvian charmer Andina in Shoreditch, where we ate dishes from the ‘Replenish Menu’. Panca chilli marinated chicken breast with quinoa, carab, pecans and coriander sauce showed post-workout food doesn’t have to be boring. 2. A night of cocktails at Oblix in the Shard. There were whacky creations, including a flashing ‘Kiss the Rainbow’ (see it here), but this American Beauty, with … Continue reading Last week’s best dishes 25.01.16

Last week’s best dishes 21.12.15

1. I’m a bit ramen obsessed at the minute, so I was excited to be having lunch at the recently opened Kanada-Ya (their second) on Panton Street. The gekikara, easily the spiciest ramen I’ve found in London, with its slices of pork chasu and minced pork, is the d’s b’s. 2. I couldn’t resist returning to Corbin and King’s new Bellanger in Islington. This time, … Continue reading Last week’s best dishes 21.12.15