London


October 11, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Yildiz Bakery, My Local Turkish Takeaway (LDN)

by Sakura

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Although I haven’t been fortunate enough to visit the country, Turkey has always held a fascination for me.

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August 23, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Afternoon Tea at Bea’s of Bloomsbury (LDN)

by Sakura

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Summer this year is a total washout in wet, gray and windy London, so we decided to cheer ourselves up by going    and scoffing some afternoon tea.

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August 9, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Thai Food at The Churchill Arms Pub (LDN)

by Sakura

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One of the surprising things about London is that you can get very good, cheap Thai food in pubs.

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July 12, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Sanuki Udon at Koya (LDN)

by Sakura

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We’ve been very lucky. Since last summer, we’ve had a bona fide udon-ya (shop) right here in London.

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June 14, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Indian Bites at Masala Zone (LDN)

by Sakura

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One of the best things about living in a multicultural and cosmopolitan city like London is that if you fancy something to eat, you can be sure to find it (…except for proper ramen, that is).

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May 11, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Lanka: Japanese Cake Shop + Tea Salon (LDN)

by Sakura

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As you may all know, I’m half-Japanese and half-Sri Lankan, so anything to do with either country sparks an immediate interest.

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April 26, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Mitsukoshi Restaurant (LDN)

by Sakura

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In Junichiro Tanizaki’s celebrated novel, The Makioka Sisters (or Sasameyuki (細雪), loosely translated as ‘light snow’ or ‘a flurry of snow’–titles in translations are always so different but I guess it’s as much about nuance as meaning), the four Makioka sisters, Tsuruko, Sachiko, Yukiko and Taeko, all born and bred in Osaka, take a trip to Tokyo where the eldest Tsuruko has relocated for financial reasons.

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October 19, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Gimme a Kati Roll! (LDN)

by Sakura

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My daily dilemma as soon as I step through my office door is this: what to have for lunch?

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October 5, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Sunday Roast at York & Albany (London)

by Sakura

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You might have heard of a foul-mouthed chef named Gordon Ramsey. No? Just turn on the tv and you’ll see him either swearing his head off at some poor sous chef or cosying to some celeb.

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August 10, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Lazy South Indian Breakfast

by Sakura

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August is the month of sloth so we rolled into Wembley, north London for a laaazy Sunday brunch at Sakonis.

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