Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Chai Thali Maharaja Prawns

Maharaja Prawns

Street food has been on the scene for a number of years now as well as the ongoing trend for small sharing plates. The latest addition to combine both of these is Indian restaurant and bar, Chai Thali. The restaurant is located in Camden on a road that’s part residential, part offices, away from the hustle and bustle of the main high street. Continue reading

A culinary experience with Michelin starred chef Quique Dacosta

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Floral Dessert

Happy New Year to you all!

I start the year with a post about my favourite eating experience of 2016. And that, without doubt, was tasting the culinary creations of Quique Dacosta. Dacosta is a three-michelin star and former Ebulli chef who has teamed up with high-end kitchen and bathroom suppliers, Porcelanosa. It was at a Porcelanosa showroom where I got introduced to his cuisine. Continue reading

Italian Restaurant: Amici Miei, Shoreditch

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Burrata with Heritage Tomatoes

Shoreditch really isn’t short of decent places to eat and is home to cuisines from all over the world from Vietnamese to Turkish. Amici Miei (translates as ‘My Friend’) adds to the nix with their Italian restaurant located at the Hoxton end of Kingsland Road. I don’t know what the restaurant looked like before, but it’s recently had a refurb – perhaps to keep up with the hipster food venues in the area. Whatever the reason it’s not over-styled, but modern, clean and cosy. Continue reading

Jamie Oliver Cookery School

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Head Chef Dimo

By contributor Mathew Lea.

Over the last few years I’ve been to a number of cookery classes run by various different organisations. Some have been excellent and others… not so good. One in particular forbade the taking of any photos for ‘data protection’ reasons. Hogwash. In reality it was because the class was so terrible they didn’t want any photographic evidence to appear online. But I digress; I am here to talk about the Jamie Oliver Cookery School and my experience with them. Continue reading

Yuu Kitchen: South Asian Fusion Restaurant in Aldgate

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Baby Back Ribs

Yuu Kitchen is a right gem of a place located on the Aldgate end of Commercial Street. It’s a fusion-style restaurant bringing South East Asian and Pacific Rim flavours to the table. The décor is busy with Manga-style pop art, but it’s also inviting. I recommend taking a perch at the open kitchen bar to see the action unfold as the chefs create dishes crafted by Aussie duo Stephen Lowe previously of Icebar and Jon de Villa previously of Nobu. Continue reading