Thursday, March 13, 2014

An eclectic and international dining tour around London

Here are some highlight of eating around London this February (2014)

Lamb Rogan Josh ThaliMasala Zone (Bayswater)
The Masala Zone is a chain, but it seems each one is different in its own way. I went with the Grand Thali, Lamb Rogan Josh version and added the Bhel as an appetizer. Quite tasty!

Lamb tangineCouscous Cafe (Bayswater)
After a long long day, I decided to head back to my Bayswater neighborhood to the Couscous Cafe which, being practically next to my hotel, I'd been passing regularly. A charming Moroccan cafe, I had a fabulous tabbouleh salad to start and then a very good lamb tangine (with potatoes and peas) with a side of harassa hot sauce.

Mixed plateTibits (Mayfair)
An upscale "styrofoam palace" (sans the styro!). All vegetarian. Very tasty selections. The veggie tartare was very good as were the salads. I splurged (calorie-wise) with the deep-fried cheese stuffed chili, but it was quite good. This was a lunch stop for me.

A Singapore treatRasa Sayang (Chinatown)
I had a number of very tasty looking options in Chinatown; Taiwanese? Southern Chinese? Northern Chinese? Or how about Singapore? I went with Rasa Sayang, a Singapore blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian. The deep fried tofu, roti with curry and chicken rendang were all fabulous. Oh, and they had Tiger Beer too!

Yo SushiYo! Sushi (Southbank)
Believe it or not, I'd never been to a sushi conveyor belt place before. It was a late night, so I din't have a chance to linger (and they were low on sushi), but still fun to grab the plates from the belt!

2014-02-27 13.01.02King's Head Pub (Mayfair)
My colleagues at the Royal Philatelic Society have the King's Head as their local. After a morning of stamp talk, we headed over for the Thursday lunch. I couldn't resist having some fish in chips in a very traditional English pub.

Ham House lunchHam House (Richmond)
A nice pre-Spring day touring the basement and gardens of Ham House (on the Thames, near Richmond). The small cafe had a nice selection of items. I went with the ham sandwich (!) with picalilly. Quite tasty.

Chez Sheen Park

Chez Sheen Park (Richmond)

A nice home cooked meal in charming Sheen Park.

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