Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Antidote: Winebar and Restaurant near Carnaby Street

Trying to get reservations on a Saturday night is near impossible in London if you haven’t booked at least a week in a advance. Luckily, I found two new restaurants that looked interesting but couldn’t decide between: Little Social and Antidote. Both had good reviews, the only major difference being the set up of the menu at Antidote was bit different. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Flesh & Buns : Over-hyped Japanese food in Covent Garden

When some of my friends suggested catching up over dinner – I instantly threw out the suggestion of Flesh & Buns which I’ve wanted to try out for ages. It sounded fun and I love Japanese food – what’s not to like?

Well, at first, Flesh & Buns seemed to have all the right stuff - a menu full of crowd pleasing dishes and quirky cool elements like bathrooms plastered with manga comics (with some overtly sexualized male fantasy images that I wasn't really a fan of). Yet, to be honest, it just wasn’t that memorable. It’s sort of like they took all the popular dishes out there – trendy street food like meat and steamed buns, signature dishes from restaurants like Roka and then tried to recreate them in the most efficient factory-style output way.

To start with we had ‘Chips and Dips’ of rice crackers, avocado shiso, tomato jalapeno which was essentially guacamole and salsa. These were moreish and hard not to like (and have been made popular by the onset of Peruvian restaurants like Ceviche and Coya).