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Good Stuff #64

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Kanada-Ya: Tonkotsu Ramen Worth Waiting For

Since Kanada-Ya opened last autumn in St Giles, the restaurant has attracted steady queues of people waiting patiently for a fix of authentic tonkotsu ramen.
The good news for those shivering outside is, Kanada-Ya is not the kind of place you linger for ages. The menu is ultra streamlined, offering just three choices of piggy goodness (vegetarians, look away now). Sure enough, a couple of spots at a window bench became available fairly quickly. Continue reading

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Den Udon: Time for Japanese Food Lovers in London to Rejoice?

Den Udon’s hip new venue just opened its doors to business, with a clean layout and alternating menus that convert it from a casual luncheon spot to a cosy place for conversation over dinner and drinks. The trendy, minimalist vibe and welcoming staff make you feel right at home, and hearty menu options offer an array of traditional Japanese food with a bit of a twist. Fair portion sizes, a long list of sharable appetizers, and communal tables make Den and especially appealing alternative if you’re dining with a large group. Continue reading

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Ramen Fun at Shoryu Soho, Denman Street

So it’s been about a month since I visited Shoryu Soho ramen bar. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how much fun I had dining there. Besides, judging from the queue out-the-door I observed when I passed by the Soho outlet last night, I guess the restaurant hasn’t been in need of any positive press. Nevertheless, here’s mine up-thumbed input about the place. Continue reading

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In the Kitchen and the Factory with Ainsley #SoupSearch

Howdy folks. I hope everybody’s had a lovely Christmas. It’s been one of the most relaxing ever here on my end. So I thought I’d take advantage of the down time to post another recap in my #SoupSearch adventures. This’ll … Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2012 – Everywhere Else

Yesterday I published my list of ten best London restaurants for 2012. Today, I’m sharing a list of some faves from trips beyond the M25. I didn’t get out of town as much as I would have liked during 2012. … Continue reading

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23 Photos of Me in a Beard Snood

Just in time for the festive season and to make your Yuletide bright – here are 23 glorious photographs of me walking around a factory in a smock, hairnet and beard snood. Yes, I have brought sexy back for you … Continue reading

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Five Great Korean Restaurants in Central London (CheapOair)

Here are five of my favorite Korean restaurants in London listed in alphabetical order. I couldn’t possibly arrange a list in any sort of ascending or descending order of quality; they’re all good! The list is hardly exhaustive as I’m … Continue reading

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#SoupSearch Radio Interviews with Ainsley Harriott and Me

I spent Monday morning in the studio with Ainsley being interviewed about my #SoupSearch adventures and Ainsley’s World Kitchen range of soups. Here’s a link to the bit we did for syndication; questions by David Brain: https://soundcloud.com/cleanfeedmedia/ainsley-and-chris-full And here’s a … Continue reading

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#Soupsearch Continues … in Leeds

I spent yesterday with Ainsley Harriot and crew up in Leeds at the Symington’s factory (where Ainsley Harriott Foods products are produced and packaged). We chatted about my #soupsearch adventures, trial-and-error-ed our way through all sorts of concoctions based on … Continue reading

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Foodie Fun in Japan (Great British Chefs)

During my visit, I hit bright and buzzy Tokyo, the mountain resort town of Hakone and the ancient capital city of Kyoto. Everything I tasted along the way was gorgeous. Indeed, I got the impression that it’s actually pretty difficult … Continue reading

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Japanese #SoupSearch: The Adventure Continues

I spent last week exploring Japan in search of the next great flavour for Ainsley Harriott’s World Kitchen range of soups. Now back in London, the next step of my #SoupSearch Challenge is to meet up with Ainsley and crew … Continue reading

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Japanese #SoupSearch Day Four: Kyoto

I spent last week exploring Japan in search of the next great flavour for Ainsley Harriott’s World Kitchen range of soups. What a fantastic opportunity! Japan has been one of my dream destinations ever since I was a kid learning the importance … Continue reading

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Japanese #SoupSearch Day Three: Hakone

I spent last week exploring Japan in search of the next great flavour for Ainsley Harriott’s World Kitchen range of soups. I had so much fun! Japan has been one of my dream destinations ever since I was a little kid rushing … Continue reading

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Japanese #SoupSearch Day Two: Exploring Tokyo

I spent last week exploring Japan in search of the next great flavour for Ainsley Harriott’s World Kitchen range of soups. I had so much fun! Japan has been one of my dream destinations ever since I was a little … Continue reading

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Japanese #SoupSearch Day One: Tokyo!

I spent last week exploring Japan in search of the next great flavour for Ainsley Harriott’s World Kitchen range of soups. I had so much fun. For me, Japan has been a dream destination since I was a little kid watching episodes … Continue reading

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Recipe: Adam Gray’s Parsnip and Apple Soup

Feel that bit of chill in the air this evening? That means it’s a good night for soup, and chef Adam Gray’s parsnip and apple soup is as warming and satisfying as any seasonal slurp could be. I’ve just had a … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Noodle Oodle, Oxford Street Londonist, September 20, 2011 at 11:30 am Not the most graciously eaten dish in Central London, but Noodle Oodle’s “Szechuan Dan Dan LaMien” (served with peanut, sesame and shredded chicken, £6) hits the spot … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Pho Soho (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Pho Soho Londonist, September 9, 2010 4:59 PM We’ve been fans of the original St John Street location of “Vietnamese street food restaurant” Pho since it opened, have been impressed to see the eatery grow to now … Continue reading

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