Thursday, October 31, 2019

Winter is coming! Time for claypot dishes with Kee Wah Sausages

It's drawing near winter so in Hong Kong it is time for hotpots, snake soup and preserved sausages.
At Kee Wah Bakery, they also make traditional sausages.



The sausages make great gifts to overseas relatives because they have English and Chinese instructions.




Both sausages had fragrant Chinese wine in it which you could smell when they were being steamed and when they were ready to eat.
Personally I prefer liver sausages because I love that rich taste with pieces of liver infused with fragrant wine that is really strong.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

[Review] Nandos in Eastbourne

Nandos has been in UK since 1992.
Although they serve Portuguese food, this big chain originates from South Africa.
They started off in West London as a takeaway and began to pop up as a restaurant everywhere in 2013.
You can now find Nandos in most modern gentrified malls, even at old fashioned Eastbourne which got a makeover.

Decided to try the Eastbourne branch so I could compare it to London.
Went there on a weekend evening around 7 before the dinner rush.
Ordered and waited for the food to arrive.

The wait was forever compared to London.
We could see lot of meals were ready at the counter but no one had time or were too busy to bring them over to the diners.
Apart from the wait, food was good with the usual choice of sauces at the bar.


The menu offers more healthy choices than before like vegetables and vegan milk.
For children they also offer Chilly Billy lollies as a dessert treat on the kids menu.


Monday, October 28, 2019

[Review] Impossible Meat series at My Meat Run Laboratory

My Meat Run Laboratory is a new development of its sister restaurant My Meat Run Buddy in Taikoktsui.
While the taikoktsui serves vegetarian buffet, the new sister restaurant is a relaxed restaurant in D2 serving a good range of dishes on the menu.





The star of the show is IMPOSSIBLE MEAT because there are so many dishes that were not possible made possible.
Most restaurants you will just find IMPOSSIBLE burgers on the menu but here you can find sizzling Impossible steaks, Impossible clay pot dish etc.

I was truly impressed with the impossible steak as it is made with impossible meat mince done Hong Kong style hence it tastes how it should complimented with the gravy.



The next impossible dish was the claypot which was crumbled impossible meat mince steamed in a claypot.
It was simply delicious with soy sauce and if you want it totally vegan, you can skip the egg.

My next favourite dish was the bak kut teh which had a strong herbal and umami taste.


For fried chicken lovers, there was Korean style and Japanese style chicken.




Dessert finished with a sweet lemon cake.


They also serve my favourite BROTHERS Toffee Apple cider which is a must if you have a sweet tooth.

Will definitely coming back for more Impossible dishes!
https://youtu.be/cxiibwi6WPQ

走肉蔬食研究 My Meat Run Laboratory:
Shop 302, 3/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok


[Review] Guanabana Restaurant

Guanabana Restaurant has been here since 2007 serving Latin Caribbean cuisine from all over South America & the Caribbean.
Hence on the menu, you will find a mix of Caribbean and Tex Mex food like Tacos and Fajitas.





As a fan of Caribbean cuisine, I went for the Jerk wings and Jollof rice.
They had this on the brunch menu but did not suggest us to order it as it had extra plaintains for the same price.

The food was tastier than it looked.

The chicken wings were deliciously spicy with a punch that didn't linger and the Jollof rice was also spicy and went wonderfully well with it and the sauce from the chicken.


Overall, I was really glad I checked it out.
There is also an extra compulsory 12.5% on top of the bill.

Guanabana:
85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY

Sunday, October 27, 2019

[Review] Cockney comfort food in Croydon

Pie and Mash is a Cockney comfort food found in East London.
It is served with a green coloured parsley sauce known as liquor.
As well as pie and mash, you will also find jellied eels on the menu.

Most Pie and Mash shops are in East London so it was a surprise to discover Cockney's of Croydon in Croydon serving it all with jellied eels as well.



Inside, I loved the style of this place with church benches, Flags and their own re-labelled Jack Daniel whisky bottles which contain vinegar.






Without further ado, I ordered the pie and mash with a mug of tea.
They were really nice to give me a side of jelly without eels to try.

The pie was crispy with minced beef in the middle complimented nicely by the liquor.
Adding vinegar to it made it moreish.
The eel jelly was as good as expected and again vinegar made it delicious.

Finished with a satisfying mug of hot tea.

Previously tried F.Cooke in East London which is the oldest, but sadly I haven't posted anything yet so hopefully I will get the time later.

Cockney's of Croydon:
51 Frith Rd, Croydon CR0 1TB

[Review] Said Dal 1923 London

As well as Dark Sugars, Said Dal is another good place in Central London for chocolate.
Said Dal 1923 was established in 1923 in Italy.

You can expect to find thick hot chocolates and desserts covered in chocolate sauces.
The menu:

As it was the afternoon,  I didn't feel like a hot chocolate so had Chocolate Tea with a donut topped with chocolate to satisfy my cocoa cravings.
The donut covered in chocolate was nice and rich with a mix of melted white, milk and dark chocolate finished with a perfect sugarless chocolate tea.



Overall, quite a nice place but the staff could have been more attentive and I wasn't impressed with a big piece of tissue stuck to the fork.

Said Dal 1923 London:
41 Broadwick St, London W1F 9QL
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