Chinatown Street Food

Chinatown Street Food

Eat, Street Food
Life has been kind to me recently. Although everyday is packed with work, assignments, activities and trillions of things to do, I rather enjoy them. Besides, being busy often means I don't have time to cook, so an excuse for me to eat out. I like Chinese food, and go to Chinatown quite often. The street food there has to be the best.   Steamed bun+skewers (they took the skewers out). There are steamed buns with different fillings. Personally I like the vegetarian one but there are also pork and beef flavours. The skewers are Sichuan Style, a bit spicy. It comes with sesame paste and coriander. You can add extra chilli if you want ;) Another of my favourite is the Chinese pancake. It is traditionally made of green…
Read More
Savoy Grill: a birthday worth remembering

Savoy Grill: a birthday worth remembering

Eat, Fine Dining
I like surprises, but boyfriend really can't do one. He was so excited about the place. He made me guess, and as a result I guessed Gordon Ramsay's restaurant on the first go. Never mind, he can keep on trying. Do you know on entering the Savoy Court , people have to drive on the right. It is the only road in the UK where this is the case. This is because traditionally, ladies sat behind the chauffeur, so upon arrival, it would allow the ladies to exist immediately and stylishly into the hotel. Interestingly, there was even an act issued by the parliament granting Savoy Hotel the permission of people driving on the right.  I ordered veal, whereas the boyfriend chose mixed grill. I think I made a better…
Read More
Japan Matsuri: explore Japanese Culture

Japan Matsuri: explore Japanese Culture

Eat, Street Food
We are the generation that grew up with Japanese culture, with Doraemon teaching us about friendship, Sailor Moon showing us that girls can be strong too, and of course there are the cute Pokemons. In fact, I loved the manga and anime so much, I aspired to be a manga artist when I was a child. When slightly older, the love for these cartoons remained as childhood memories. Yet, I started to appreciate the more traditional aspects of Japan: Chado (tea ceremony), Ikebana (flower arrangement), Zen Buddhism... The list goes on. Despite these traditional things, Japan never lost its touch to cuteness, or the 'kawaiiness'.   It appears things from Japan are often made with great care and precision. I remember, when I visited Japan three years ago, how much I…
Read More
Phuket: a place of Muai Thai, food and tamed tigers

Phuket: a place of Muai Thai, food and tamed tigers

Travel
Written by Cotton's Daddy   Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, positioned in the Southern province. It is a heaven for parties, but it is also a paradise for food. I signed up for two weeks of Muai Thai training and went on a solo journey. I got myself a little villa, away from my work in the UK, and my girlfriend. Nothing else but two weeks of blood, sweat and yummy food.   As it is an island, the best has to be the seafood. Everything was so fresh. The crabs were probably still alive just before they entered into the frying wok. Fried soft shell crab was my favourite, crispy on the outside, yet succulent on the inside. It is something you can never find anywhere in the…
Read More
Itadaki Zen: Vegan+Japanese, is that even possible?

Itadaki Zen: Vegan+Japanese, is that even possible?

Eat, Organic, Vegetarian
Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Met up with a friend for dinner, who has recently become a vegetarian. I fully support vegetarianism. It is healthy and environmentally friendly. For me, giving up seafood and chicken is still quite a challenge, but I do try to eat vegetarian food more often. We headed down to Itadazaki Zen in King's Cross, which serves vegan, organic Japanese cuisine only. Wait a sec, Japanese food as vegan, is that even possible? Surely, you can't have vegetarian sashimi! So I was in for a surprise...   The challenge of making everything vegetarian requires quite a bit of imagination, as there is limited choice of protein source. As Japan is an island surrounded by the sea, naturally, Japanese cuisine relies hugely on fish. That's why sushi with various types…
Read More
Plot Twist: How I became Cotton’s Mummy

Plot Twist: How I became Cotton’s Mummy

Cotton, Live
This is a story of how I fell in love and a story of how I became a 'mummy' unexpectedly… A step forward Whilst the world is spinning steadily, we are rushing through life, which is why my blog was neglected. Last year this time, my boyfriend decided to sacrifice his cushy countryside lifestyle, swapping for an expensive and hectic life in London to be with me. Although I have always been a huge fan of London, and quoting Samuel Johnsons’ famous verse repetitively, my the other half does not share the same sentiment. It was a big step we took, moving into a flat together. However finding an ideal one proved to be a huge challenge, rendering us basically homeless for three months last year. We took on a…
Read More
Eneko—My Little Dear

Eneko—My Little Dear

Eat, Fine Dining
New kid in town: a modern Basque restaurant headed by chef Edurne Martin Delgado (Bravo for a female head chef), who has worked alongside to the famous Eneko Atxa, the three Michelin star chef of Azurmendi in Bilbao. With the soft launch of their first month of opening, the food was offered at 50% for the whole of August. Naturally, it became our dinning spot for the August bank holiday weekend. It was the probably the earliest dinner I have ever had, due to the result of overbooking, we only managed to book a table for 5pm.   I was rather surprised by their modern and slightly oriental décor. It shouted nothing of extravagance yet still signaled quality. I was not so sure of their choice of orchids as the…
Read More