Review: Chin Chin Labs Camden

Chin Chin Labs is very famous for making frozen ice cream with liquid nitrogen on their premises. Their shop in Camden Town is usually busy with a queue outside during the summer months.

I went last summer when I happened to stumble across it during my trip to Camden. Although there was a queue, it wasn’t long till we were served. The ice cream is mixed in stand mixers (I want one!) And the liquid nitrogen poured in, releasing a mysterious steam from the pot.

All the staff is dressed in lab coats and goggles. They are very friendly but too busy to have a chat xD

The ice cream is served in small polystyrene bowls lined with a sheet of paper with their printed logo. The ice cream looks like it’s been painted into the bowl in a swift movement. You get a good portion in each bowl.

We tried the chocolate and honeycomb flavour. Both were really nice and not too sweet. The chocolate flavour was more bitter than sweet and tasted like brownies.

I would totally recommend the place for any dessert or ice-cream lovers. Its a really cool experience to watch it being made!

Have you tried liquid nitrogen ice cream?
What’s your favourite flavour ice cream?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Roast, Borough Market

I went to London Bridge to meet up with friends for dinner. The original restaurant we wanted to go to was packed so we ended up wandering to Borough Market. I didn’t realise that there was a whole street of yummy restaurants!

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Roast

We ended up choosing a fancy restaurant above Borough market called Roast. Inside, the decor seemed like fine dining with love music and a beautiful bar.
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Sides

The food was delicious! We ordered a lot and the portions were healthy.
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My hake fish

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Chicken

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Steak with giant Yorkshire pudding

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Cinderella Exhibition, Leicester Square

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Interactive book

After having dinner with friends in London, we walked past Leicester Square and found out there was a few Cinderella Heritage exhibition, by Swarovski, still open for entry.
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Beautiful sketches

It contained items, drawings, merchandise and props from the original Disney film in 1950, plus the current Cinderella film. Cinderella was Disney’s 12th animation, the first being Snow White ^^
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Stepmother dress in movie

The exhibition was very beautiful and also allowed us to try on the glass slipper made from Swarovski crystals! Cinderella’s ball gown was also adorned with many miniature crystals and delicate butterflies to make her dazzle in front of her Prince.
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The props and costumes were absolutely stunning. The crystal shoe also doesn’t actually fit anyone… It was CGI’ed onto the actress’s foot. Like how it for me here!
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Glass slipper

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It fits!

I really need to make time to see the actual film now! Have you seen it yet?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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Next to the golden carriage

Review: Flesh & Buns, Bonedaddies

Sue and Nam invited me to dinner one evening at Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden. The name was really interesting and made me want to come try it!

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At the entrance ^^

The restaurant is underground in Seven Dials and is kitted to look like old Japanese bars with lots of old looking bottles and sake casks.
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Bar area

We ordered from the set menu so we could try a bit of everything, and boy, was it yummy! The gimmick in this restaurant is that instead of rice, you place the meat inside small white sweet buns (Chinese man tou) and eat it all wrapped up.
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Deliciousness

I found it really tasty with all the sauces and mixing meats up, was almost like building my own mini sub. Everything tastes tasty when eaten with fingers too xD
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Sushi rolls!

The toilets in this restaurant are very peculiar. They have decorated each cubicle with pages from manga, but these panels are all pornographic scenes… Unusual right? I really want to research as to why the interior designer decided on this concept! I found it funny. Maybe it was to boost social media and word of mouth? I’m unsure.
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One of the less obscene panels xD

Anyway, I would recommend people to come try out this restaurant as it’s nice and tasty, especially their smores! OMG the dessert was delicious and so much fun to toast the marshmallows. I recorded a video on my instagram.
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Dessert!

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Melting our Smores!

Have you been here? Would you? Where does this place remind you of?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Dip & Flip

I’ve heard about Dip & Flip from friends at work so I thought I’d go for the first time with Sue-Chan.

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Sue hiding amongst the fooood

Th restaurant isn’t that far walk from Clapham Junction station and is a small little branch near the main road. The interior is almost of an old vintage fast food chain with wooden tables and a steel chairs.
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Pin Up Lady in Gravy boat

There’s also a pinup girl sitting in a gravy boat eating a burger with the slogan “Life is better dranched in gravy” Mmmmm!

I ordered the lamb burger with mint sauce and a mint chocolate crunch Milkshake, plus fries to share. Everything on the menu is served with a side serving of gravy.

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Nom!

The meat in the first burger came out cold which I thought was odd and when questioned, the waitress quickly fixed the situation and brought out a new one shortly after. Apparently the meat is cooked in gravy and then send hot but the first batch of meat didn’t seemed to get heated up. The second burger was much tastier with minty goodness and buckets of gravy sauce.
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Delicious Milkshake

The mint chocolate crunch milkshake was on their monthly milkshake promotion. It tasted like a minty oreo milkshake that was very creamy but not too sweet.
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I feel like a fatty

If you’re going on a date and don’t want to deal with messy food then Dip & Flip is not for you!

I will definitely visit again! Have I made you want to go?

With love,
Keki xoxo

Funko Collection. Collectable figurines.

I started seeing Funko pop vinyl figures at expos and received my first one via my NerdBlock I ordered last year. It was a Batman.

At the beginning I never found them cute, just weird blocks with little beady eyes but then out came Frozen and Minions and I just fell in love.
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My friend gifted me a Minion Dave for Christmas 💕💕💕
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I ended up purchasing Olaf for my little cousin for Christmas. She loved him and
wanted the whole Frozen collection, so my aunt ended buying Elsa for her and now I managed to get Anna as well!

So all we’re just missing Sven and Kristoff. I did see Sven but unfortunately his paintwork wasn’t good. I would order online elsewhere but I like examining the figures on the shelf before selecting one because I find the paint on the details are usually off with these painted figures.
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I also bought Dancing Groot for myself since he’s so cute! I feel like collecting all the minions, plus Disney ones too.

Have you bought a Funko toy? What do you own?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Visiting The Art of Brick

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1D

I saw some photos popping up online with Lego® figures and large statues made of Lego® so I did some research to find out what it was about. Turns out there was an exhibition in London for a renowned artist who built art from Lego®.
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At the front door!

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I think the blue guy looked cooler...

Immi and I bought tickets to go see the exhibition and it really reminded him of Minecraft. I told him to do something similar and charge people to visit his works to view his creations like a virtual museum! (What? It sounded cool at the time.)
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I loved this Lego dress

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The dress superimposed in photo

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There was a video on how they took this photo. So cool!

The artist studied law but didn’t see himself as one. Instead, he would return home to draw and unleash his artistic side.
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There was another being trying to get out

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Feeling cracked

There were a lot of figures based off real art, about losing loved ones, being trapped in another body and one for the kids, a giant dinosaur!
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D'you like mai new pet?

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I'm just holding that brolly totally

I enjoyed the exhibition but would have loved to interact with the models like you could with the wax figures in Madam Tussauds. Would have been more fun.
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It's like going back to the museum!

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This was so 3d

The exhibition has been extended to April! Will you go visit it in London?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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SIRO-A – Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group

A friend of mine managed to find some really cheap tickets to see SIRO-A in Leicester Square Theatre last year. We managed to purchase them last minute and sat right at the front! Woo!

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Snapped a photo in their photo booth!

The performers were snapping photos before the beginning of the show of members of the audience. Thinking it’ll be on Facebook I nudge a friend to go up on stage ^^ Little did we know that it had to do with part of their act hehehe. I won’t spoil it for you but it was funny!

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Everyone had a mad fun time ^^

The performance was truly inspiring. Using light from a projector, timing, techno beats, acting and dance, Siro-A were able to make the audience laugh, smile and be amazed. An experience I’ve never had before. They were also at the Japan Matsuri event in Trafalgar Square which I loved. If you haven’t seen them before you must! Here’s a sneak peak at what they’re capable of.
SIRO-A – A Technodelic Visual Show: http://youtu.be/gyGSP8dIECU

With love,
Keki xoxo

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