Spicy Laoganma Ramen with Chilli Fried Pork

This dish came about from trying a spicy ramen last weekend in Sakura Japanese restaurant in Southsea (see my review for the restaurant here). The broth was really meaty and spicy, but not eye-wateringly so and it got me wondering what sort of chilli had been added to give it such a wonderful flavour without […]

Twice Cooked Chilli Fried Pork

I really wanted to do a ramen topping with pork based on one of my favourite Chinese dishes, twice cooked pork. This dish is so-called because you first boil and then fry the pork in a sauce, creating a crispy, tasty dish with a really oriental, umami flavour. You could add more vegetables to this […]

Review: Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Portsmouth

Sakura Japanese Restaurant, 9 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SE Visited: 6th August 2016 When I first moved out of my parents’, I moved halfway across the country to Southsea with my husband, where we lived for just under a year. Because it is the first place I lived outside of the Midlands, it will […]

Review: Café An-An, Portslade

Visited 2nd August 2016 Café An-An, 27 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF When I discovered Café An-An online, it first stood out to me because of its trip advisor reviews; every single one has given it five stars and commented on how authentic the food is. It also specialises in wagashi, which since visiting Minamoto […]