As Chinese restaurants go, there’s no doubt you’re spoiled for choice if you live in London, delicious options including favourites Silk Road and Mama Lan. This time we plumped for one of the posher options with a beautiful lunch at Royal China on Baker Street, who were also kind enough to share the recipe for their delicious pork puffs. Happy days!
This week I was introduced to TG Green Tea, a range of teas and iced teas that launched last year with the aim of shaking up the healthy drinks market.
Silk Road is an unassuming place on Camberwell Church Street, with more of a café vibe than that of a restaurant. Having heard reports of hour-long waits mid-week we booked as it was a Saturday, and good job as the place was absolutely packed. Good sign!
As far as cupboard-like restaurants in Brixton go, Mama Lan is up there. There are two little tables inside, and a few outside, with a mini kitchen and practically no storage. So it’s a miracle really that they manage to churn out such consistently delicious food at such a high volume.
Last night I was lucky enough to nab an invite to the launch of the latest jewel in Alan Yau’s crown; London’s second Yauatcha, situated in the newly-fab Broadgate Circle. It’s the follow-up to the original Michelin-starred Soho branch, and sibling to the Hakkasan venues. Broadgate Circle (‘you know, the bit behind Liverpool Street where they had the ice rink’ as I spent a few days saying to people) has had a makeover of late – with neighbours such as Aubaine, Pizarro, Franco Manca and Shoryu, there’s no shortage of lovely eating options.