Fischer’s Café and Konditorei

On one of the many days spent in Marylebone High Street, we decided to pop by Fischer’s Café and Konditorei. What makes Fischer’s interesting is that it serves typical Austrian food — an common occurrence in central London; and it’s designed to evoke 20th century Austria. You’ll notice they’ve done this well when, as soon as you’ve…

Marylebone High Street

London. One of those places that you’ll never keep up with. Or could you? With new restaurants and shops popping up in every nook and cranny, London may forever seem in motion. But there are a few neighbourhoods which retain their charm. It is this yin-yang sense of familiarity and flux, this sense of recognising the…

Dulce de Leche delights (Alfajores)

During my trip to South America, I commonly found biscuit treats called Alfajores. Alfajores is made of two crumbly biscuits sandwiched together by Dulce de Leche. Dulce de leche is a thick sweet paste with the colour and flavour similar to caramel. It is found in every grocery store in South America but can also…

The Great Steak post (and more food)

You may have already heard from my Instagram that I’ve been to South America and had a wonderful time. If not, here it goes again. I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. Now, as you can tell from the title of this post, it sounds like its going to be pretty much about one thing – steak. Yes….

Maltese Christmas Log

I have many fond memories of Christmas thanks to my loved ones. I always find myself thanking my lucky stars for the wonderful people that surround me. The Maltese Christmas log symbolises the start of Christmas celebrations as I remember I wasn’t allowed to eat any until my mum decided it was near enough to…

Vegan Jackfruit Burritos

One lunch break, I came across a Vegan Burger joint at KERB Kings Cross. There was a stall serving jackfruit burgers and I had absolutely no idea what jackfruit was. I decided not to ponder for a second longer, so I ordered it. And I was pleasantly surprised as it wasn’t very different in flavour…

Guacamole

Guacamole brings me lots of fun memories. I came across it first when I did my university exchange in Canada. I was studying Anthropology at St. Thomas University in Fredricton, New Brunswick. I was taking a class on the ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of Mexico and Central America. On the last day…

Killer Tomato

I was craving some Mexican whilst visiting Notting Hill and happened to stumble upon Killer Tomato on Portobello Road. Killer Tomato‘s unique name is also characterised by its mystical graffiti walls and dark interiors. It’s menu consists of Mexican fare with a twist. In other words, don’t expect traditional tacos or burritos, but well thought-out…

A day Spent In-and-Around Portobello Road

Notting Hill became known to a lot of us due to its appearance in films such as Notting Hill and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. which gave great visibility to its antique market and rows of colourful houses.  It is now also famous for its carnival. ***P O R T O B E L L O   R O…

Little Tiramisu Cakes

When we are invited to friends for lunch and we need to prepare a dish that is quick, easy and a crowdpleaser, we usually resort to the classic tiramisu. However, I wanted to do things differently this time. Instead of serving up tiramisu from a dish, I decide to have an attempt at tiramisu cakes,…

Kew Gardens in Autumn

There is potentially nothing more autumny than visiting Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanical Gardens in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Boasting to have the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”, it has plenty of deciduous trees shedding their leaves during the Autumn season. Recognised as a World Heritage Site,…

Morso – New Kid on the Block

Recently, I was invited to Morso’s Autumn pop-up event. Morso is an Italian restaurant serving ‘Pasta, Small Bites and Grappa’. Our welcome drink was a Grappa cocktail that had a Halloween angle to it: it was a vivid green and had silver particles swirling around, which reminded me of a witch’s brew. Whilst I wouldn’t…