Posts Tagged “noodles”

Ippudo in Villiers Street – restaurant review

Ippudo in Villiers Street – restaurant review

One couldn’t think of a better location for this latest Ippudo. I have visited one other branch, the one in St Giles Piazza, but I have never had the opportunity to review. The new Ippudo is just along from Embankment Underground station so it couldn’t be more convenient. Villiers Street connects the Strand with Victoria…

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Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown – restaurant review

Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown – restaurant review

Hot Pot: a sumptuous DIY event Hot Pot is a sociable activity that allows family and friends to gather together around the pot to celebrate the tradition of sharing – the tradition of Hot Pot. With over 150 Hot Pot restaurants in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, this particular branch in London’s Chinatown has won me…

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Ichiryu Hakata Udon House – restaurant review

Ichiryu Hakata Udon House – restaurant review

Ichiryu Hakata Udon House is from the same stable that brings you Japan Centre and the chain of Japanese restaurants, Shoryu. Ichiryu is a well-placed eatery on New Oxford Street, and even after just a couple of months it’s enjoying a loyal following of office workers, shoppers, and I hear it’s been discovered by a…

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Den Udon at Kings Cross – restaurant review

Den Udon at Kings Cross – restaurant review

[This venue is now closed] Japanese food is becoming more popular. There have long been very smart Japanese restaurants in London and they have been serving the most delicious and most intricate dishes to customers who appreciate refined cuisine. Now we see a veritable rash of more reasonably priced Japanese noodle restaurants, but there are…

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Salmon with Wasabi-Cream Sauce – recipe

Salmon with Wasabi-Cream Sauce – recipe

Fish with Japanese heat. This is a versatile recipe than can be made when you are home alone, or increase the quantities and you have a dinner party for six. It’s simple, with few ingredients.   Ingredients per person ½ tsp powdered seaweed, made from 4tbs of shredded seaweed (available from Japan Centre), for garnish…

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Shoryu Ramen, Soho – restaurant review

Shoryu Ramen, Soho – restaurant review

Shoryu Ramen launched in November 2012 and has already been recommended in the Michelin Guide of 2014 and 2015. It has fast become a small but reputable London chain. They specialise in, well, ramen of the Hakata tonkotsu style originating in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan’s southern island. Hakata tonkotsu broth is a classic thick and rich…

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Kanada-Ya (or how I found my noodle) – restaurant review

Kanada-Ya (or how I found my noodle) – restaurant review

I have wanted to visit for a while. No, this isn’t a Michelin-starred restaurant. No, one isn’t dazzled by drifts of white linen tablecloths or the shine of silverware. It’s a café, or at least a café of the Japanese kind. Kanada-Ya is a ramen bar. There is quite a bit of choice if one…

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The Noodle House, Soho – restaurant review

The Noodle House, Soho – restaurant review

This might be a new name in London but, in fact, The Noodle House is the premier restaurant brand of Jumeirah Restaurants LLC, which was launched back in 2002.  It gained momentum and now has 16 outlets in the U.A.E, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, as well as Cyprus and Pakistan. It’s now a deliciously…

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Train2e@t Local Foodbook – Kuala Lumpur by Danny Chen – review

Train2e@t Local Foodbook – Kuala Lumpur by Danny Chen – review

Danny Chen is the author of Train2e@t, this small yet deliciously stuffed book. He is the complete modern man, being a lover not only of Malaysian cuisine but of music and travel too, and well placed to pen a volume that considers one of the best things in life: Food. Danny isn’t a full-time food…

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Ramen at YO! Sushi – restaurant review

Ramen at YO! Sushi – restaurant review

I guess it’s a sign of the times. We want good food but money is tight so we look for something delicious, fun and warming in this typical 6-month cold snap. Ramen is now available at YO! in London and it’s easy to see why it’s exciting the attention of the dining population. Ramen is…

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Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street – restaurant review

Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street – restaurant review

The name Noodle Oodle might not be familiar to many but mention Inn Noodle and a few more might recollect a fast-paced noodle restaurant. This London restaurant holds the world record for hand-pulled noodles, and has reopened with a new name and look. It was opened in the summer by London’s deputy mayor, Richard Barnes….

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Royal China – Baker Street – restaurant review

Royal China – Baker Street – restaurant review

Baker Street is in the Marylebone area of Westminster in London. It is most famous for being the home of Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221B Baker Street. The apartment, like the man himself, did not exist but these days the address has been created to house the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The street…

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Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan – review

Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan – review

This is a chunky, classy tome from Absolute Press (I hope they work the same magic with my book next year!). Its photography is stunning, urban and imaginative. It’s a cookbook, for sure, but it’s also a modern food history and a tale of a thriving empire. This might not be the book that you…

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Nipa Thai Restaurant, London – review

Nipa Thai Restaurant, London – review

A couple of decades ago a Thai restaurant was rare. It’s the advent of cheaper long-haul flights and more adventurous eating habits that has allowed this exciting and vibrant cuisine a foothold in London. Its flavours combine the whole available spectrum from sweet to spicy and everything in between. There are good Thai restaurants all…

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Wagamama Richmond – restaurant review

Wagamama Richmond – restaurant review

Richmond, Surrey, is classy, there is no doubt of that. Its long riverside terraces attract those wanting a river view along with a glass or two of something summery. OK, that’s true when the sun’s shining, but summer is short and the weather gets cool. However, the well-appointed high street is buzzing all year round…

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Thai Street Food by David Thompson – review

Thai Street Food by David Thompson – review

Street food is comfort. We in the UK might be drawn to the smell of fried onions wafting from a burger cart outside the local DIY store. Americans will think of potato knishes and hot Italian sausages with sweet peppers, and Thailand has enough street food to fill a book the size of the car…

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Paul Gayler’s Little Book of Pasta and Noodles – review

Paul Gayler’s Little Book of Pasta and Noodles – review

If you are a regular visitor then you will already be familiar with Paul Gayler’s cookbooks. For those others who are visiting for the first time I’ll introduce you. Paul is the chef of The Lanesborough, one of the smartest spots in London. He has written a collection of cookbooks which act as showcase for…

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Noodles Every Day by Corinne Trang – review

Noodles Every Day by Corinne Trang – review

To the untutored this might seem an uninspiring proposition, but it’s perfectly possible to eat noodles every day and perhaps even several times a day without feeling as though it’s an endurance test. Corinne Trang is a US based author, radio and TV broadcaster on the subject of Asian food. She is a well respected…

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Chinese Cookery by Ken Hom – review

Chinese Cookery by Ken Hom – review

This is the 25th anniversary edition of Ken’s original and ground-breaking book. I had that first edition, and it fell apart through years of use. I am sure that many readers will have had the same experience. This is a book you will use even if you are too young to remember the BBC series…

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The Wagamama Cookbook by Hugo Arnold – review

The Wagamama Cookbook by Hugo Arnold – review

This is the second Hugo Arnold Wagamama book that I have come across, the first being the gorgeous Wagamama – Ways with Noodles. I was impressed by that book and I have an equally good impression of this one. The photographs are almost edible and very stylish. Hugo is a self-confessed greedy man but he…

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