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Dishoom

22 May, 2013

It’s not often I get so excited about food I forget how to operate a camera. But that’s what happened today, while I was off to lunch in Bombay, at Dishoom in Shoreditch.

I’ve walked past the Covent Garden location more times than I can count on my way to work, and as something of a self proclaimed snob, dismissed it as one of many Central London restaurants existing solely to satisfy the whims of hungry tourists.

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Taco Wars

18 May, 2013

It’s what I imagine foodie heaven to look like: an empty lot in East London lined with flat tops ready to grill up battle worthy taco fillings in Tweat Up‘s second Taco Wars event.

And apparently even London was interested to see what the ten ‘Taco Warriors’ had in store, as it kept the rain at bay to allow the 400 ticket wielding public judging panel to bask in the sweet aromas of sizzling meats and fresh squeezed lime – among some of the more traditional items filling those homemade tacos!

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Mandalay

6 May, 2013

Since Burma is now Myanmar, does Mandalay now technically do Myanmarese food? Either way, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves in for when we made our way to this the restaurant SF locals rave about (at the ever reliable, Chowhound, of course).

But what is travel about, if not discovering new things? We consider ourselves fairly adventurous diners, always willing to try most things once (as long as it’s not still alive…!) and with all my research, I had failed to come across even one bad comment about Burmese cuisine, whatever it may be.

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Sedap

3 May, 2013

Armed with an even more intense love for food since returning from the foodie haven of California, I dragged my family out to dinner at Sedap. Recommended, as always, by the trusty locals at Chowhound, London edition, Sedap is the brainchild of Mary Yeoh, supposedly the “most talented and famous Penang-Nyonya chef in Singapore.”

This, together with our taste for authenticity resulting from annual trips to Malaysia, made for high expectations. The menu looked promising – Penang char kway teow has always been a personal favourite, while roti prata with curry, and teh tarik (or builders’ tea as it is known locally!) get a firm nod from my dad every time.
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