London

Circolo Popolare

Circolo Popolare

I get suspicious when particularly affordable places dress themselves up.  Maybe it just a reaction to the rather showy politics of our day but I can’t help but be wary. With a dining room like this, thoughts of opulence and showmanship easily spring to mind. […]

Uoichi

Uoichi

London seems to have a dearth of casual Japanese eateries.   Whereas in Japan, there would be one on almost every corner, here that niche seems to be filled by the kebab shop.  I have nothing against kebab shops but a generic fry up just seem […]

Monocle

Monocle

I know about Monocle as a fashionable magazine from my time in Japan.  I didn’t know that they had made the jump to serving beverages too.  Maybe this is an idea for me although my current career and drink don’t really mix, except to dull […]

Jugemu

Jugemu

There was an interesting dynamic at play while I was eating this meal. I wouldn’t know if I would finish. It seemed that the lone chef of this establishment was looking for a fight.   Jugemu is a small Japanese izakaya in the middle of […]

Som Saa

Som Saa

It seems to be a bit of a trend that Brits disappear off to Asia and then on their return set up shop. I think that despite the febrile political climate, if Britain closed it doors it would be far poorer in a culinary (and […]