Author: Patrick

Pure Indian Cooking

Pure Indian Cooking

Purity is an interesting concept in food. Some people believe that one should not deviate from tradition as the best dishes are those perfected over hundreds of years. Then, there are those who believe that tradition is just a starting point for inspiration. This debate…

Kua ‘Aina

Kua ‘Aina

Arguably the only thing in greater abundance than ramen chains in London is upmarket burger stores. At the start, it was probably a good thing to try starting a superior version of MacDonalds.  Now, like lice, they seemed to have multiplied and now we have…

The Barbary

The Barbary

A fairly recurrent motif in the London restaurant scene at the moment is the second restaurant effect. A new independent restaurant starts up, becomes successful and then opens their second restaurant. Sometimes, this is good – standards are maintained and it becomes (ever so slightly)…

Dum Biryani House

Dum Biryani House

Single dish specialty restaurants have become all the rage in London in the last few years. Ramen, udon, schnitzel, lasagna, meatballs, hot dogs, lobster rolls, steak (and even cereal!) have all been turned into restaurant concepts – some with more successful than others. In theory,…

Yamagoya Ramen

Yamagoya Ramen

One of the general maxims about London dining is to never randomly walk into a restaurant without doing some research first. As this randomness has a very high chance of excitement. So, in a moment of madness, when someone walked past and spotted this new…