• London,  The Food Diaries

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    First things first – I hate being misled. If you’re offering all you can eat KBBQ for lunch AND dinner, that is what I expect to have when I turn up for lunch. It even advertises this fact outside the restaurant, too. I should have really taken a picture of the poster outside as evidence, but whatever. Despite this misfortunate event, I still had a somewhat enjoyable experience at Kalbi Korean BBQ & Sushi. Kalbi Korean BBQ & Sushi restaurant is situated in Islington and was fortunately only a one bus journey from where I live. From my research, it is also one of the very few places in London that do…

  • Philippines,  The Food Diaries

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    I always find there’s no need to go out and eat Filipino food when I can just get it at home. I actually only visited a Filipino restaurant for the first time in London a few years back – totally worth it; but you’d understand why I don’t need to really go. It’s like for our Christmas lunch at work, my colleague suggested a place called Dutchies that specialises in Jamaican food – again, why? When I get that at my Lola’s every week? Anyway, I digress. Whilst I was in the Philippines, I actually got to meet up with Tiff of The Pandie Explorer for lunch! It was so lovely…

  • France,  The Food Diaries

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    It’s been a century and a minute since my last post. I briefly mentioned this restaurant in my Paris post, but I feel this place deserves a post all for itself. Hardware Société, located in Montmatre, is a café-inspired restaurant putting an Australian twist on French breakfast classics. Originating in Melbourne, the owners Will and Di decided to open up this restaurant in Paris after falling in love with the city (I can attest to that sentiment). Picture this, it’s mid-morning and you’re starving, but you’re not really sure where to go because you’re not familiar with the city you’re currently in. In steps TimeOut and out comes Hardware Société. I wasn’t quite…

  • London,  The Food Diaries

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    Mmm, I haven’t written one of these in a while… Big Easy is an American dining restaurant providing the tastes of the Southern States since 1991. The one thing I love about Southern food is how comforting it is, and Big Easy definitely knows how to comfort you. They have two locations in London: Covent Garden and Kings Road. I’ve had the pleasure to visit both, but I’ll have to admit that the Kings Road is definitely better, which is the one I’ll be writing about today. Perhaps it is because it is much smaller, therefore cosier and gives off a more family feel but the food is definitely better…

  • London,  The Food Diaries

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    I have the pleasure of writing this post from Mutay’s new desk, which we both built ourselves with blood, sweat and tears. JK, of course. It was a lot of work, though. It is our finest achievement to date. Anyway, I’m back at it again with another food post because food is love, food is life and food will never let you down. I was recently invited to SuperStar BBQ, which is located in Central St Giles Piazza. The location is ideal because it’s central enough to get home quickly for myself, but if you’re looking for somewhere to eat after shopping in Oxford Street then it’s only a stone…

  • London,  The Food Diaries

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    Spontaneous food trips are all we really need in life, right? After what felt like a ridiculously long week, I went to Mutay’s on Friday night, and we decided that we would go for ramen. That’s what you do after an extremely hard workout – dream about carbs.  Shoryu Ramen has been on our foodie list for a while now (our list has grown exponentially and we never seem to make a dent in it, but that’s neither here nor there), and who doesn’t love a bit of ramen? Meat, broth, noodles – you can’t go wrong really. Shoryu Ramen specialises in Hakata tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata district of Fukuoka…

  • London,  The Food Diaries

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    Y’all know how much I love Korean BBQ. Y’all know how much I’ve been craving it since coming back from New York. Well… I finally got my chance when Mutay and I munched on KBBQ a couple of weeks ago at this amazing restaurant called Arirang. We had been looking for a good Korean BBQ spot since coming back from New York and having some of the best KBBQ whilst over there. Set just off Oxford Street, we stumbled across this restaurant whilst coming back from a friend’s birthday dinner. We immediately made plans to come visit and booked a table! In hindsight, we probably didn’t need to because the restaurant wasn’t…

  • The Food Diaries,  USA

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    This will probably be the last food post I do for New York. I would talk about The Halal Guys, but there’s only so much I can write about them. Basically, it’s chicken over rice and a helluva lot of special sauce. It’s soo good and so cheap, and it will fill you up! Anyway, the last place I’ll be writing about is Dallas BBQ. They have several branches, but I visited the one in Brooklyn and can I just say it was the bomb diggity. I actually visited twice during my stay in New York because it was just that good. It wasn’t too far from where my auntie…

  • London,  The Food Diaries

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    What do we want? Steak! When do we want it? NOW. I am a big fan of steak. My mum never used to let me order steak when we went out, for fear of it “not being cooked properly.” I think it’s an ethnic parent thing, where parents want their steak thoroughly cooked – burnt if possible. Every time someone was cooking steak on TV, my mum would make faces if she saw there was any sort of pink being shown. Funny thing is, that’s exactly how I like my steak! Medium rare or medium well done. However, if it’s too well done then I know it’s going to be…

  • The Food Diaries,  USA

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    Happy August! To celebrate the start of this wonderful month, which also happens to be my birthday month, here’s another entry for the Food Diaries! Korean BBQ is something that I have always wanted to try ever since witnessing it in several kdramas that I watch. When Mutay and I were in New York and found out there was a Korea Town, we just had to go and check out whether there were any good BBQ spots! We didn’t do any research, but luckily we chose good because the place we ended up in was the best.