Saw a post on Facebook of a video recipe for puff pastry chicken pie and it reminded me of Hainanese chicken pie, a dish unique to Penang. It’s a dish invented by Hainanese cooks for their British masters in colonial Malaysia. Most versions are in a brown sauce – a mixture of soya sauce and Worchestershire […]
Wing’s Diner @ Bristol Spirit
Went to Bristol Spirit, a bar just off the Bristol-Bath Railway Path. Saw a Wriggle deal for dirty fries with Korean fried chicken. The Korean fried chicken is like Hainanese chicken chop but the skin is crispier. The chicken was cooked to just how I like it, completely white on the inside. The skin remained […]
I saw a recipe on Facebook, thought I saved it and couldn’t find it today! This recipe is based on a vague memory and my own improv. I assure you, it’s tacos plural. The filling mix weighs 1 kg! The photo only shows one taco because I already ate the imperfect first one. Ingredients: Tortillas […]
‘Full Bam’ breakfast at Bambalan
I had a Wriggle voucher for a ‘Full Bam’ breakfast – Bambalan’s North African influenced Full English. Grilled merguez sausage, streaky bacon, baked eggs, slow cooked tomato, flat mushroom, potato & chickpea hash brown, spiced beans, sourdough. Two eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausages! Their version of a merguez sausage is made from pork. […]
Asparagus and ham pasta
Cooked this using bits and bobs on offer at Tesco Express. The sauce is single cream with cheddar cheese.
A whole platter to myself – how ‘shellfish’ of me!
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, […]
Miller & Carter Steakhouse
Miller & Carter recently opened a branch in Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway. Mind you, Cribbs Causeway refers to the area. The restaurant actually shares a lot with Travelodge. The first time I tried to get there, I spent an age wandering around The Mall, Cribbs Causeway trying to locate it cos a road name wasn’t given.
Full English at Mud Dock Cafe
Mud Dock Cafe is the cafe owned by Mud Dock Cycleworks (where I bought my Brompton). They have an offer on Wriggle for a Full English for only £ 4.95. That’s cheaper than a pint next door at Severnshed. Granary toast, scrambled eggs, back bacon, free-range pork sausage, grilled tomato, button mushrooms and their very […]
Freak hot chocolate at The Beehive Coffee House
Freakshakes are causing a frenzy all over BuzzFeed, Instagram thanks to their Insta-worthiness and appealing to the general publics sweet tooth and appetite for epic food challenges. The Beehive Coffee House has been absolutely buzzing with bees-iness thanks to the free publicity from Facebook and Instagram. You only have to take a glance of their Facebook page […]
Itsu Bristol opening and half-priced sushi
Itsu are one of those pseudo-Asian chain outlets aimed at wealthy health-conscious City workers i.e. hangry overpriced food. I’ve had it a few times before from the Kings Cross outlet. They also make instant cup noodles sold at supermarkets. The glass vermicelli one I tried was pretty okay . I happened to pass by in the evening of the […]