Food Capital

The Weekend Barbecue Buffet Dinner ($76++ for adults) at Grand Copthorne’s Food Capital is pretty wide on variety. There’s a cold seafood section (i.e. oysters and shellfish which I’m not a particular fan of), sashimi station, indian food, laksa station, local delights (like chili crab and mantou), spaghetti station, a couple of stews (beef, seafood), roasted meats and salmon, satay and otah, ice cream station, a very nice range of desserts (including a chocolate fondue), fruits and a coffee machine. (more…)

Hummus Bros (UberEATS)

So you’re in London. But it’s cold and rainy and dark and you can’t bring yourself to step outside. But one does not simply waste an opportunity to eat good food in London! My food dilemma on this particular night was solved by an UberEATS promo code for first time users giving you £5 off your first two orders: VCUKEATS

I ordered Hummus Bros’ set meal (£8.40) which included a small beef and aubergine bowl with pitta bread, tabouleh salad, and a fresh mint and ginger lemonade. Delivery was £2.50, but with the voucher, my total only came up to £5.90. (more…)

Kanada-Ya

Arriving at 12:30pm on a Saturday, a fairly long queue greeted us at Kanada-Ya, despite being directly opposite Japanese ramen chain Ippudo. Undeterred by the snow, cold and rain, we persevered, and it paid off.

We decided to order the Tonkotsu X (£10.50), as it was unique to London. It consists of pork and chicken broth, wood ear fungus, pork belly chashu, seaweed and spring onion. Their ingredients are flown from Japan, and the skill and care taken in preparing them is evident. (more…)

Shackfuyu: Kinako French Toast

This is one of the best things you could eat in London. Warm, thick toast with a crisp exterior while retaining a fluffy interior, every bite of Shackfuyu’s Kinako French Toast (£7) is a true delight. It’s a deep fried piece of toast dusted generously with kinako (roasted soybean powder), perfectly accompanied by matcha soft serve. The soft serve, although slightly too sweet, did not lose its matcha flavour. Upon finishing it, a great sadness descended upon me as I realised that this wonderful food experience had come to an end. (more…)