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this has probably been done before. but can people say their favourite restuarants in London. in the next month i'll be going out for a few meals (including the house christmas meal!). i'm not sure where to go. small&beautiful (hey, proximity!) and rasa have been mooted so far.

so, any others. North or Central preferred.

gareth, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

La Forchetta or La Porchetta on Upper Street, yum yum yum, with pleasing proximity. Or that amazing vegetarian curry house behind Euston Station whose name I can never remember.

kate, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

w/o doubt the best quality/value vegetarian proper restaurant is The Gate in Hammersmith. out of your way i see, but there you go.

Alan Trewartha, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Wait, I assumed that the vegetarian option was necessary due to your housemate's soy milk in the fridge. Is this a necessity or are you lot not bothered?

kate, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Pollo (super cheap but yummy pasta'n'pizzas) on Old Compton St, Soho. It was our Max's Kansas City for a while. Super cheap and has KEG WINE! I actually back up Kate here with La Porchetta (Upper St, pizza place) whot RickyT took me to and larffed at my face when PIZZAS THE SIZE OF THE TABLE ARRIVED. Num. The W-Bar, Harringay Green Lanes. I'm obvious. I'm SORRY, I'm BROKE and a PLEB, OKAY?

Sarah, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

OOOH that Oyster Bar/pub somewhere near Cork St. That's classy. The CAVIAR shop on Picadilly!!! You can sit in a bus shelter and eat £10000000000 caviar!!! Yesssss!!!!

Sarah, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Oh, and the place we went to last night in Crouch End or wherever the fuck that was, was actually the original La Porchetta. You'll have to ask Ed or Suzy, cause I have no idea where I actually was, except we passed yours on the way back, so it must be quite near.

kate, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

There used to be a fabby viet place in lisle st. called pho, closed long ago — or DID IT MOVE!? (i need to know this too)

when you asked for small noodle soup it was as big as yr head (if yr head was liquid and in a bowl); i never dared ask for large noodle soup, in case the seas ran dry and it was my greedy fault

mark s, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

souk, just round the corner from the ivy. not particularly cheap, but wicked moroccan stuff and very cosy inside. like being in a cave or something .nice tagine/meze and lush peppermint coffee.

ambrose, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

the other La Porchetta is on Stroud Green Road, up from Finsbury Park station, and just round the corner from my humble abode.

michael, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Citrus - where else can you get a three course meal for under 15 quid in the Park Lane area? Their French menu is unsurpassed, and they do the best honey glazed roast duck I have *ever* tasted.

Trevor, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Thats not actually the other Porchetta as there is another other La Porchetta in Muswell Hill too. But the Stroud Green Road is the original. The Pizza as the size of a cow but I am not convinced of the well cooked nature of the centre (which still tastes like sloppy dough to me).

As the WCDS is starting soon I will be able to give more info, but Ethiopian Merkato on Caledonian Road is good, Crouch End (wherever the fuck that is) is full of top restaurants but latest discover of BYO curry house just off Marchomont Street in central London has had me going back 4 times in 2 weeks.

Pete, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

i lived in london for 6 months after university. i still miss "new culture revolution" in camden town. americans don't have chinese food like that. we don't have good curry anywhere, either. you guys have it good over there.

kristen, Tuesday, 4 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

ten months pass...
has anyone been to the ethiopan restaurant in tufnell park? i think i am going there later this week, wondered what it was like...

gareth (gareth), Sunday, 27 October 2002 21:43 (twenty years ago) link

w/o doubt the best quality/value vegetarian proper restaurant is The Gate in Hammersmith. out of your way i see, but there you go.

The Gate in Hammersmith is better than the one next to my house. Rasa in Stoke Newington is better than the one near Oxford Circus. But the best vegetarian restaurant in London is Manna, on Erskine Road, near Primrose Hill. I love this place (it equals The Gate for tastiness of food, and has a much better atmosphere).

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 27 October 2002 22:22 (twenty years ago) link

i am in love with cafe lazeez in soho. great atmosphere, yummiest indian food EVER and nice location. apparently, the other ones are not as good as the soho location.

sand.y, Monday, 28 October 2002 00:37 (twenty years ago) link

All the ethiopian restaurants in the Kentish Town / Tufnell Park area are great. Have the honey wine and Derek Tibbs.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 28 October 2002 10:31 (twenty years ago) link

Cheap restaurants I'm willing to go public with:

Kulu Kulu sushi in Brewer Street.

Mandola in Westbourne Grove.

Churchill Arms pub thai in Kensington.

suzy (suzy), Monday, 28 October 2002 11:21 (twenty years ago) link

is there more than one ethiopian restaurant in tufnell park then? i thought there was only one (which is the best one to go to?)

gareth (gareth), Monday, 28 October 2002 11:27 (twenty years ago) link

I can't remember the names of all of them but there are a couple on Fortess Road at least.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 28 October 2002 11:47 (twenty years ago) link

I am now dating a lovely Italian woman, and since Italian is also my favourite food, I think we will be going to many Italian restaurants, so recommendations are welcome - I knew of Pollo already, and where is La Forchetta on Upper Street, because if it's at the Angel end that would be very convenient, because she works around there?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Monday, 28 October 2002 19:35 (twenty years ago) link

the ethiopian restaurant was quite nice, i had a chicken/peppers/onion/tomato thing qhich was nice, but S had lamb and pumpkin and the pumpkin was cold. the bread it was served with was weirdly like loft insulation and wasnt palatable at all (if you go, get the rice instead).

gareth (gareth), Friday, 1 November 2002 19:10 (twenty years ago) link

it's closer to the highbury and islington end, martin, but only marginally

mark s (mark s), Friday, 1 November 2002 19:17 (twenty years ago) link

We went to La Porchetta on Thursday, which was okay. She is unimpressed with La Forchetta!

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 3 November 2002 11:31 (twenty years ago) link

u shd try la aorchetta but avoid la borchetta

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 3 November 2002 13:57 (twenty years ago) link

La Corchetta is in Ireland, so inconvenient. La Dorchetta is full of nerds.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 3 November 2002 16:41 (twenty years ago) link

one month passes...
the masala zone is absolute shit. i've now been to both the soho and upper street ones. they are equally dire. do not go there

gareth (gareth), Friday, 6 December 2002 10:38 (twenty years ago) link

Its the kind of thing that gets on LDN when they talk about 'trendy modern asian fast food'. You want good asian fast food there are many good places to go but the masala zone is not one of them its not even that cheap.

Ed (dali), Friday, 6 December 2002 10:49 (twenty years ago) link

Not a restaurant at all, but a friend recently took me to a bar called Positively 4th Street on Hampstead Road between Mornington Crescent and Euston. Great bar food, cocktails, excellent jukebox, and motorized leaf-imitation ceiling fans! Does anyone else know this place?

Big Hogleg, Friday, 6 December 2002 10:53 (twenty years ago) link

i wanted to try the afghan restaurant but they wouldnt listen

gareth (gareth), Friday, 6 December 2002 10:54 (twenty years ago) link

That Positively 4th St place is wacky as. Amusing fans (look like they should be running off steam hydraulics or something), kind of pricey pints according to my semi-drunken memory. Didn't try the cocktails, but hey! Whatever burns yr Bunsen. They have *jazz* occasionally, I believe. Could be fun, could be Euston-corporate-tit hell.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 6 December 2002 11:00 (twenty years ago) link

When I stayed with my brother in Drayton Park near Arsenal tube station a few years ago, we walked to a Thai place which I think was called Cats. He used to go there all the time and I have to say it was really really nice, a lovely place aswell as great food (and thai beer). We ended up going there a few times over the years when he lived there.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 December 2002 11:04 (twenty years ago) link

i used to live round the corner from drayton park!

gareth (gareth), Friday, 6 December 2002 11:06 (twenty years ago) link

Cats (or Cafe des Artistes), if it's the same one, is up Stroud Green Road a 1/2 mile or so down from La Porchetta. Finsbury Park is heaven for cheap and grebt restaurants. Mmmmm curry.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 6 December 2002 11:08 (twenty years ago) link

Did you go to the Drayton Arms or whatever the pub was called? I remember I went there and all the people were like "orlroigh' mate my parents is cawed o'donoghue".

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 6 December 2002 11:17 (twenty years ago) link

If you ever find yourself with some extra money, Gareth, go to Gaudi on Clerkenwell in EC1. It was one of my favorite meals ever. And the decor is nice too. If you go for lunch, you won't have to get too dressed up.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Friday, 6 December 2002 18:16 (twenty years ago) link

one month passes...

gareth (gareth), Monday, 27 January 2003 12:54 (twenty years ago) link

ok im out with some people to try this Pollo place out

but then im with some other people later in the week and we need another recommendation.

gareth (gareth), Monday, 27 January 2003 17:25 (twenty years ago) link

The new brisket and ribs place in soho looks good. I can't remember the name though.

Ed (dali), Monday, 27 January 2003 18:10 (twenty years ago) link

After a friends glowing review, I'm pondering trekking to Willesden Green (!) to go to Sushi-Say...

Sarah (starry), Monday, 27 January 2003 18:13 (twenty years ago) link

Bah, murasaki has closed.

They recommend the place you mention sarah

Alan (Alan), Monday, 27 January 2003 18:19 (twenty years ago) link

sushi-say is closed at the mo. actually maybe it reopens tomorrow? we were going to go there a couple of weeks ago but went to cafe japan in golders green, which was pretty good.

sushi-say is like 15mins walk from my house...

toby (tsg20), Monday, 27 January 2003 18:21 (twenty years ago) link

pollo was good! but the wine was bizarre, it had like flakes of something in it when you got to the bottom. luckily i was drinking beer

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:24 (twenty years ago) link

Ed was thinking of Bodean's and their pulled Pork.

Sarah, sushi-say is fantastic, and the chef thre is very very cool.

chris (chris), Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:29 (twenty years ago) link

Pollo? That's the place my friend found a large chunk of metal in her pasta and the staff seemed to regard as her fault. I've never been back. Loathe as I am to recommend anything whatsoever about our already overpublicised capital, the best London meal I've had recently was Gallipoli in Islington. Fantastic Turkish food and very amiable staff.

Tag, Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:40 (twenty years ago) link

mmm, Gallipoli is lovely.

I've heard far too many stories about Pollo ever to go back there, which is a shame as I used to like it.

chris (chris), Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:49 (twenty years ago) link

I've only been to Pollo once. Friendly staff, fast service, a lengthy menu, cheap, and better food than you have a right to expect at the price. I'll go again.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 6 February 2003 18:22 (twenty years ago) link

Gallipoli is grebt and I've never had anything that wasn't lovely at Pollo either.

RickyT (RickyT), Thursday, 6 February 2003 18:25 (twenty years ago) link

We're trying Bodean's tonight, I'll report back.

Ed (dali), Thursday, 6 February 2003 19:20 (twenty years ago) link

Bodean's is great. We sat in the upstairs fast food/order at the counter bit. We ate ribs and chicken wing. The food was perfect. Nice smoky taste good marinade an sauce, great beans and pickles on the side. Let down by poor beer selection, Becks, Budvar, Miller G Draft. Downstairs looks nice but upstairs sets the right mood, Food is served on plastic trays with a greaseproof sheet no ceremony. Quality fast food.

Ed (dali), Thursday, 6 February 2003 22:03 (twenty years ago) link

not really surprising that a number of people who consider themselves anticapitalist haven't really thought things thru that far

what doesn't kill me makes me Hongroe (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:02 (one year ago) link

that was a lot of "really"s, some kind of Lacanian slip obv

what doesn't kill me makes me Hongroe (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:03 (one year ago) link

the bonnington cafe in vauxhall is a good post-capitalist model for a restaurant. people sign up to cook. there’s a calendar with an indication of what type of menu to expect each night. you book a table in advance. the price of the meals covers the food, the labour and the rent. byob. musicians come sometimes. i once saw brecht/weill songs performed there. some of the diners knew the words and they passed the mic around.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:08 (one year ago) link

oh that sounds frightfully darling, shall we give it a whirl?

imago, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:13 (one year ago) link

NV - I loved the surrounding discussions and threads. It was good that the original poster actually answered a lot of quote tweets and didn't back down as it got him to expand. It's one thing to say 'abolish prisons', but a restaurant and the whole business of eating out is another matter.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:15 (one year ago) link

Got me to thinking why dystopias are so popular too. Far easier to imagine the breakdown of society than this.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:17 (one year ago) link


you book a table in advance. the price of the meals covers the food, the labour and the rent.

paradigm shift y'all

imago, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:17 (one year ago) link

when I first read that I was like 'the CUSTOMERS sign up to cook?' and thought okay, there might be something in that, but no, it's the standard model except with more ~solidarity~

imago, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:19 (one year ago) link

anybody can sign up to cook. at least that’s how it was when i was going there (a few years ago now). but it’s not for the faint hearted! the standards are high and there are a lot of plates to serve up. sorry you seem to find this so irritating imago.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:27 (one year ago) link

An unfinished concept.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:29 (one year ago) link

Got me to thinking why dystopias are so popular too. Far easier to imagine the breakdown of society than this.

yes i've been thinking about the limited amount of stuff i know about food vendors in precapitalist cultures and it'd be interesting to read more about that. some of the conversations have been good and enlightening, i just mean that i think the "this too shall pass" side of the discussion is clearly correct

what doesn't kill me makes me Hongroe (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 May 2022 12:51 (one year ago) link

apologies, ignoring the singing stuff collective restaurant ownership emanating from a squat/commune model does actually sound like a nice idea regardless of how wellmeaningbourgie the clientele actually end up being, albeit nothing too far removed from the traditional small-restaurant model of the chef also being the owner and any employees often being their family members or friends

anyway as we all love Twitter here's a good thread by a communist about all this

It seems (like *every single form of 'discourse' on twitter*) based on a semantic ambiguity. He denotes a 'restaurant' as the specific institution unique to capitalism where you make food based on exploitation. Others denote it as any specified place people make food for others.

— 🅄🄱🄾🄰 (@Uboatheflesh) May 29, 2022

imago, Sunday, 29 May 2022 16:53 (one year ago) link

From the last thread you can tell that's a pretty clueless thread. Arbeit isn't looking to organise or anything lol, it's his take on restaurants, as someone who works and sees the exploitation in the industry.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 17:02 (one year ago) link

This is better

Adorno, a Marxist, once wrote that restaurants “are putrescence in amber, only ever performing the ideology of their own nothingness.” I don’t know what that means, so therefor I’m going to McDonalds.

— john (@johnsemley3000) May 29, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 17:06 (one year ago) link

adorno wasnt really a marxist

mark s, Sunday, 29 May 2022 17:11 (one year ago) link

All joeks.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 17:13 (one year ago) link

lol this is the perfect thread to be derailed by some good old fashioned class war tbf. I'm more inclined to listen to people who work in an industry that mostly treats its workers so shit there is currently a labour shortage, than posh patrons feeling attacked because they lead idle leisure lifestyles and want to be seen as progressive and maybe even fashionably radical, while enjoying the benefits of luxury minimum wage servitude. I think it's good that someone brought this up tbh and some of the reactionary responses are quite amusing.

calzino, Sunday, 29 May 2022 19:33 (one year ago) link

Reactionary responses from 'communists' too.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 29 May 2022 19:40 (one year ago) link

they must have gone to the same school as imago!

calzino, Sunday, 29 May 2022 19:43 (one year ago) link

came across this while hunting for info on cooking competitions in the ussr:

i dont know how reliable it is -- not a topic i know nuch about -- but the swerves and changes it depicts are interesting and i was entertained by the robustness of the title of the 1923 pamphlet "down with the private kitchen"!

(also intriguing why and how restaurants re-emerged in the 30s)

mark s, Sunday, 29 May 2022 19:48 (one year ago) link

There was something similarly collectivist but just as unrealistically workable during the not very great leap forward when Mao banned private agricultural plots, and I think then reversed the ban when even wild propaganda from local cadres couldn't cover up the mountains of starvation victims.

calzino, Sunday, 29 May 2022 20:21 (one year ago) link

When Vladimir Lenin came to power, collective nutrition became the new ideal. Lenin’s administration believed that people were not capable of receiving proper nutrition when they cooked for themselves

lol, the cunt was a bigger tory melt than Jamie Oliver!

calzino, Sunday, 29 May 2022 20:27 (one year ago) link

Vittles have, to their credit, written about this.

since @Arbeit_Fish has pissed off all the right people today, gonna reshare the piece we wrote about the labour crisis in the restaurant industry for @vittleslondon

— stolen valeur (@nightoffices) May 29, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 08:55 (eleven months ago) link

dan barrow's review of bastani's fully automated luxury communism: a manifesto maybe rambles a bit and if i wanted to tweak the new socialist guys in general id tease them abt the joys of high-theory-as-jargon as its own kind of pleasure in exclusivity, but it hits a lot of marks -- including towards the end the point that the contradictory aspects of luxury are themselves a value (as a kind of knotty problem to think a thing through)

(the abolitionist position walks too easily away from this knottiness i think, which is a submerged reason it generated pushback, even if the pushback was then too often formulated just as "b-but my treats!) (anarchists often aren't good dialecticians, is my undialectical snark here)

mark s, Monday, 30 May 2022 10:38 (eleven months ago) link

(same snark applies to bastani lol)

mark s, Monday, 30 May 2022 10:39 (eleven months ago) link

The problem of dreariness.

I think publicly run hotels under democratic workers’ control under socialism would be nice. I think the problem with the sort of society you’re sketching out is it seems pretty dreary and unattractive which is a hard sell

— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) May 29, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 11:59 (eleven months ago) link

are not big hotel chains like Novotel etc usually quite uniformly dreary places.. lol wtf is he on about.

calzino, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:02 (eleven months ago) link

Travelodge is, Marriotts aren't. The issue is it's all maintained by exploited Labour. OJ just wants it to be publicly run and seems to think if maids are paid so they can buy a luxury car the issue of the work they do to maintain it somehow goes away.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:12 (eleven months ago) link

In the US there were reports that as soon as people got a few months worth of pay (2k in their bank accounts to stay home during the pandemic) they got the fuck out of whatever 'horror' it was they were doing (under 'horror' management they worked under) to keep afloat.

Any breathing space.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:20 (eleven months ago) link

Good to see some good spots in the discourse, like this exchange.

Oh man, I really appreciate this - yeah it's been a bit of a pile-on I wasn't really expecting - especially as I *thought* the subtext of my tweet (that I didn't expect to go viral) was, like, we can do more fun and less exploitative ways of eating together without capital!

— Arbeitology (@Arbeit_Fish) May 30, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:59 (eleven months ago) link

Being called an 'ultra-left shitposter' by Owen Hatherley must make the whole thing feel worthwhile.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 30 May 2022 15:05 (eleven months ago) link

Don't think he cares what Hatherley thinks, he's going for the stars (abolishing time).

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:16 (eleven months ago) link

i mean he is an ultra-eft shitposter lol?

mark s, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:27 (eleven months ago) link

everyone cares what everyone thinks, it's the internet

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:40 (eleven months ago) link

He is not a shit poster, he wouldn't have bothered to engage fairly seriously with people.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:42 (eleven months ago) link

thst doesnt make him not a shi t poster !

mark s, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:47 (eleven months ago) link

a Roman shitposter who ends their baiting tweets with "Discus."

— Cara (@carasadhbh) May 30, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 30 May 2022 16:25 (eleven months ago) link

Weird 'postscript' is Lib com riding on the back of the restaurant tweet and they often do a thing of trying to design a post-capitalist utopia. They argued with one poster for what seemed like 12 hours.

Anyway, this seemed to be, buried within, someone sketching out a bit more of a high-level vision, of how work will transform into tasks.

You’re drifting a bit close to falc here. We can’t expect technology to save us from having to actually do tasks that aren’t always pleasant ourselves. We can continue to iterate and develop new things, but 1) there are limitations and 2) the meantime

— Neville (@catherinebuca) May 31, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 07:17 (eleven months ago) link

copenhagen restaurants

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Friday, 3 June 2022 14:29 (eleven months ago) link

*me, as a waiter at the communist restaurant, coming to clear the plates*: "Are you finished with Dis Course?"

— caitlin 🇮🇪 🌾🍞🤝 (@catsfeettowel) June 3, 2022

calzino, Friday, 3 June 2022 15:01 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

Is Moro still any good? I ate at Morito years back but never made it to Moro.

Sone friends coming to town and it's one of the only places i can get a table at a reasonable time, but spider sense says maybe it's a little tired.

I have a booking at Bubala Soho otherwise but later in the evening than I'd prefer.

ionjusit (P. Flick), Monday, 3 October 2022 20:42 (seven months ago) link

I think it's still solid food, but isn't innovative anymore? (I think when it started it was one of the few places doing small plates?)

colette, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 19:59 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

went to a local, Maremma (Water Lane, Brixton) yesterday, and it was v good, the best time I've been in fact. the menu was suitably autumnal, with walnut butter, ricotta and lemon tortellini, pork tenderloin in fennel, and various pecorino cheeses with a honeycomb, and a decent house white.

Fizzles, Sunday, 23 October 2022 09:46 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Two developments I've noticed:

1- Dunno if this is just a changing demographics of Stokey thing but post-pandemic the kebab shops are closing earlier. Used to be I could come back from the cinema on a Tuesday evening at 23:00 and get a bab within walking distance. No more!

2- Korean Fried Chicken fever has trickled down enough that now some chicken shops have changed their names from US states to Korean cities, Seoul Fried Chicken as opposed to Tennessee Fried Chicken and such.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 November 2022 11:48 (six months ago) link

Previously existing chicken shops re-branding with Korean names or new places?

Tim, Monday, 7 November 2022 11:57 (six months ago) link

The local Chinese here is closing at 10 to save on energy bills

xyzzzz__, Monday, 7 November 2022 12:05 (six months ago) link

I don't entirely know Tim, but I can say these places are v much identical to existing chicken shops, it's not like they add gochujang or something.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:53 (six months ago) link


Tim, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:54 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

since I'm unlikely to go out till the end of the year, here's my list of 2022 highlights (mostly lazily in the North-East LDN area)

Set meal at the Clove Club - worth the exorbitant price, loved the shrimp bisque and the pork jowl.
Yangeyon bun and creme brulee cookies at Bake Street
Mixed grill from Numara Bors Cirrik 2
Twice cooked pork belly and Peking shredded pork with sweet bean paste at Old Street Chinese
Hor borek pastry from Yasar Halim
Indo Chinese paneer lettuce cups at Brigadier's
Takoyaki and breaded horse mackerel at Asakusa
The fish set menu at Aun's
Kurdish kebab at Babaan's Nan (this might be bog standard for all I know, never had Kurdish kebab before - love the naan bread, minced meat paste and sauces tho)
Pakistani cheese naan at Ararat Bread
Sweet glazed pork with cabbage and a side of mashed potatoes at Daffodil Mulligan's

Guilty pleasure, trashy section: the cheddar corndog at Myungrang in Angel
Guilty pleasure, bourgie section: the pastrami bun at Gail's

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 21 December 2022 14:34 (five months ago) link

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