Around my backyard

Around my backyard

I am perhaps using the term “backyard” rather loosely here. Given that it might not be the best of times to consider going overseas in today’s viral climate, our visit to somewhere different was somewhere closer to home – the Jurassic coast. This trip took…

Biang

Biang

Biang biang noodles.  Not to be confused with bang bang.  If things did not turn out that well, that might be the sound from the toilet after our visit. Leaving such grotesque thoughts to one side, this is a new Xi’an food stand in Canary…

Bermondsey Larder

Bermondsey Larder

First weekend following the second lockdown, I was excited to try something besides my own cooking.  So when I stepped into the Larder, with bright lights, soft buzz of conversation in the background and modernist furnishing, things seemed at least superficially good.  With that statement,…

Sagar and Wilde

Sagar and Wilde

I was kind of expecting a wild ride at Wilde. It didn’t exactly live up to expectations. Billed as a casual eatery below railway arches, it is located at Paradise Row.  In these days of hyperbole where everything is super, perfect, outstanding – paradise seems…

Cafe Mama Pho

Cafe Mama Pho

I make no comment about the name of the restaurant.  Admittedly they could have tried for something more esoteric. However, I shouldn’t really complain that much as it’s not like I run a restaurant.  I just like to criticise them, that’s much easier.  Yet as…