Food and friendship

Hommus

Every now and then you come across someone that you just click with. A few years ago I met someone who became a very close friend. We bonded over our love of good food and as we ate our way through delicious dinners and realized we had lots in common. Over the years we didn’t … Continue reading

Dim sum – pork & prawns, kimchi, and scallop siu mai

Assorted dumplings

The other week I read that one of my favorite dim sum restaurants had closed. There are plenty in London but this one had some unique and very delicious dim sum. Reading about it made me crave dumplings and I thought I would invite some friends around and make us a batch. One of them … Continue reading

Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

Crispy black pudding dumplings

My freezer had a bit of a moment and most of what was in it had to be defrosted and used. Luckily I recently cleaned it and used up most everything but a packet of dumplings defrosted and had to be used. I wasn’t sure what to do with them and found a recipe for … Continue reading

Dimsum, beetroot, chicken, ginger and chilli siu mai and pot stickers

I have been thinking about beetroots and dumplings and wondered if it could be something that would work together, why shouldn’t it? Except ¬†I have never had any beetroot dumplings so the only way to find out would be to actually make some. I was watching some food TV and all of the sudden I … Continue reading

Beautiful dim sum in Soho

Last Friday I decided to take a day off and spend it with a friend. It was a proper girlie day with some shopping (failed miserable but had a good time), a nice long lunch and perhaps a drink afterwards. It was a great plan. We never made it to a second shop, starving we … Continue reading