Last Thursday I went to eat at my favourite local restaurant – we sort of befriended the owners – to introduce my mother to their menu as she had yet to enjoy it.
After much deliberation we made a selection:
A very cheesy vegetarian pasta dish for me (pasta shells stuffed with more cheese and eggplant) and a wonderful roast beef salad with beets, hazelnuts and crunchy cheese for my mother.
All I can say is nom nom nom 😀
Following the advice of a co-worker we settled for Crispy Duck in Gerrard Street and what great advice it was!
Hot and Sour chicken soup to start with (I think I was given tourist spicy because it wasn’t doing anything but leave a tingle on my lips), followed by Peking Duck as it should be! I’ve tried many restaurants but somehow in Europe a lot of places struggle to do Peking Duck the “traditional way” – with these sort of pancakes. The main course was a collection of several dishes (this amount of food was for 7 people!) accompanied by the usual rice.
A clear must visit address when in London and feeling like proper Chinese food!
During our day trip to Oxford (May 6) we ended up at the Crown for a sunny lunch. This fried brie with rocket salad and cranberry jelly hit the spot though it could have done with some slices of hearty bread to make it into a more complete meal – I not sufficed by stealing some chips from my dinner mates 😀
This wonderful plate of food is my order of fried Udon noodles with a shi-take spring-roll. The sugarsnaps were lovely and crips, the noodles were covered in a savoury sauce without being smothered. Though the spring-roll looked like a real filler the meal wasn’t at all!
Last Monday I went to an all-you-can-eat sushi place close to my parents but forgot to bring my camera (and that is always combined with me not having charged my phone somehow…) to show you all the yumminess I ate there. Somehow I got lucky this week because on Friday my parents took us to a new concept restaurant that I would like to share with you. And while hubby and my dad were at the Fawlty Towers Dining Experience, my mom, my brother with his wife and myself went to the restaurant.