On the first day of Chinese New Year, I did not want to pay through the nose for a Chinese New Year banquet with cheap ingredients with ‘auspicious’ names. So I headed to Loch Fyne after spotting a 40% off voucher (!!!) and having no takers, had the whole shellfish platter all to myself. I know, […]
Brown’s is a chain of restaurants round the UK located in fancy heritage buildings. Thursdays are Lobster Thursdays during which they serve fresh lobster at very reasonable prices. Apparently Cambridge animal rights activists protested against the restaurant for cooking lobsters live back in 2014. As long as the lobsters are killed humanely (which the restaurant said […]
Bristol Harbour Hotel is a newly-opened hotel at the former Lloyds Bank building on Corn Street. Despite the name, this hotel is nowhere near the harbour! As far as I am concerned, they can give the place any damn name they like when the food is this good! The appetiser was a chunky fish soup […]
The Town House used to have a totally bargainous lunch set menu. Due to increasing costs, they’ve stopped it. However, you can still get the three mains for the old, bargainous price of £ 10 if you like their Facebook page. It’s win-win situation for both the diner and the restaurant, I’d say! I chose […]
Source prides itself on selling only high-quality produce. I had a very miserable breakfast at Source as the maple bacon pancakes that I had my eye on were sold out. Settled with porridge. And because it’s healthy and natural, is basically bland with some molasses on top. While I was browsing the butcher’s and fishmonger’s, […]
‘Fish head’ bee hoon soup. Made from the leftovers from poached salmon yesterday hence no actual fish head. Rice vemicelli, bean sprouts, chives, chillies, milk, salmon and the salmon poaching liquid as a soup stock.
Had Fritto Misto off the lunch menu at £ 9.95 – it was the best seafood I’ve had so far in the UK and so worth it! Being a Penangnite, I miss fresh seafood. Description from the menu: “Selection of lightly-battered whitebait, king prawns, calamari, baby squid, mussels and sardines served with lettuce and fresh […]
Used truffle-infused olive oil (bought from Italian stall at the Harbourside Festival) and garlic. The scallops were £ 6 frozen from M&S and do not shrink in size (cheap ones are injected with water to make them appear larger and thus shrink when cooked).