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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Town House set lunch
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 […]
‘Fish head’ bee hoon soup
‘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.
Poached salmon topped with yoghurt
Followed this microwave recipe from Wikihow that made use of my store cupboard ingredients. Chicken bouillon, dill, black pepper.
Afternoon Tea at Brown’s
Had English afternoon tea as part of a friend’s hen party. Dinner afterwards was in Toro (post to follow). Top tier: Profiteroles, Victoria sponge, and meringues. Middle tier: Smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg (and cress separate as a garnish), cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. Bottom tier: Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. I found […]
This institutional place is located in an unassuming brick hut near the S.S. Great Britain. I had a bacon and egg in a roll. Bread is hearty and the runny egg yolk dripped onto my fingers (the drippy egg yolk is apparently how the sandwich gets the egg banjo moniker). The coffee is made in […]
All-Day Breakfast at Dizzy’s Cafe
Full English with coffee/tea and orange juice! Hash brown, English sausage, bacon, fried egg, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomato, and toast. All this for a very reasonable £ 6. Dizzy’s Cafe, College Green. Open till 4 pm most days.