A cultural rant carefully disguised as food review. This is my take on a Vietnamese pho shack in Southwest London, which also cooks up Malaysian Laksa and Chinese pork buns Cantonese-style. From the way this business operates to the tableware it uses, Phat Phuc gives you a complete experience of how it’s like noodles-chasing in South East Asia minus the sweat. This is not your typical food review. Come see why.
When a bunch of grapes appears in auction and fetches thousands of pounds; when a chef needs license to sell a fish and a small error in its preparation means death of a customer… You think the world has gone mad. But, no it hasn’t. It’s just Japan.
This post is about the badass in the world of rail-runner – the Shinkansen, the fastest train that zips across Japan at 320km per hour. And then there’s the bento. The painstakingly beautiful Japanese packed lunch that will make you slow down and savour every moment of this remarkably exhilarating high-speed journey. Enjoy.
Part II of this series involves sushi chomping at a small standing bar in Tokyo and an underground, low-browed izakaya that would transport you back in time to post-war Japan. Sushi with a side of time travel. Why the hell not??
Sorry I have been MIA for a while. In the last two weeks, I have changed job, moved home and recovered from stress-induced chocolate-bingeing trauma. But all’s good now and here’s the first of my many articles about the Land of the Rising Sun – starting with a (ramen long) introductory post about “Taste of Japan”! I will try to catch up in the next couple of days. Till then, please control your tempura and be patient with me.
Thank you so mochi!
Unlike the Buckingham Palace which is always moated by tourists with their annoying selfie sticks, Fulham Palace is (or rather was) surrounded by an actual moat, what’s more the longest domestic moat in England. When you have some time to spare or are allergic to selfie sticks, pack your picnic bag and head to Fulham Palace. There will only be children playing, moms sipping wine and a big green garden. Everyone’s happy – a rare, beautiful sight in London.
What to do on a Sunday in Paris where most shops are close and you don’t want to shop for items with marked up prices in blood-sucking touristy zones? I have just the right place for you to start this sacred day marking the end of your very hectic week – shopping, champagne-sipping and being glamorously lost in Paris. Brunch at Le Fouquet’s. The iconic, luxurious and everybody-knows Le Fouquet’s.