Bao Masterclass at the Chinese Food Festival

1st September 2018 Everyone knows I am a big fan of Chinese sauce brand Lee Kum Kee. So when they contacted me to invite me to attend a cooking masterclass in partnership with the School of Wok at the Chinese Food Festival at Potters Field Park in London, I just had to go and experience […]

The Golden Chopsticks Awards

16th April 2018 The Golden Chopsticks Awards was founded by Gok Wan, Lucy Mitchell and Sarah Lewis to celebrate the wealth of oriental cuisine in the UK and this is the first year it has been held. I was already aware of the awards ceremony and had thought it was just directed towards restaurants, so […]

Review: Tokyo Direct

Tokyo Direct contacted me recently and offered to send me some of their Japanese instant ramen noodles to try and review. When am I ever going to turn down ramen? Instant noodles aren’t something I eat a lot of (although I’ve always been partial to the very occasional chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle- who isn’t?), […]

Review: Bubble Ramen at Japan Centre

Japan Centre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4EA Visited April 3rd 2018 I love Japan Centre. It’s like stepping into a miniature version of Japan and since moving to their Panton Street location, it is so much easier to browse and shop. I love hunting out difficult to find ingredients and having more choice in some […]

Review: Tsujiri Tea House, Soho, London

Tsujiri, 47 Rupert Street, London, London W1D 7PD, GB Visited April 3rd 2018 There are so many amazing places to eat and drink in London, especially if you love oriental food like me. Unfortunately, unless I go and just eat constantly throughout the day (tempting…), I can’t visit them all in one go. Tsujiri has been […]

Review: Ai No Mochi

Ai No Mochi For me Ai No Mochi make the perfect Japanese sweets. Mochi are a traditional Japanese sweet dumpling, made from sweet rice flour and usually filled with red bean paste, which to my palate is kind of bland and not quite sweet enough. Ai No’s mochi are instead filled with more western ingredients; […]

Review: Bluebird Tea Co’s Limited Edition Matcha Collection

It is now common knowledge that I love drinking tea and that my favourite tea brand is Bluebird Tea Co, who conveniently have shops near to me in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. They stock just about every conceivable flavour of black and green tea you could imagine and also bring out limited edition seasonal blends. […]

Review: Okonomiyaki Day at Japanese Café An-An, Portslade

Visited 6th August 2017 Café An-An, 27 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF As much as I love Café An-An (find my original review here), it’s difficult for me to get there as they are usually open only on weekdays. This year though, they have been opening more on some weekends and doing special okonomiyaki days, […]

Review: Kitsu Japanese and Sushi Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells

Kitsu, 82a Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2PW Visited 4th August 2017 My husband Tim has a colleague who lives in Tunbridge Wells and he recommended Kitsu to us some time ago. Due to a really busy year it is only now we head into August we’ve had a chance to visit. Kitsu is another […]

Review: Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, Brighton Visited: 1st May 2017 I’ve never actually been to a proper food festival before. Shocking, I know. So I was excited when I saw that The Foodies Festival was going to be right on my doorstep in Brighton and hurriedly booked tickets for it. When the day came around, the […]