I headed to the Breakfast Club in London Bridge with a few colleagues during lunch. The place was packed and we ended up queuing for around 15-20 minutes, which wasn’t so bad. The service was very fast and the staff were super friendly too! We even chatted about having different flavoured milkshakes and that they needed to include a signature Oreo milkshake! mmm…*drools*
We were all super hungry but I always find it hard to order due to the fact that at I want to eat everything available on the menu… I ended up picking Eggs Royale which Krystal has last time, plus a breakfast tea to help me warm up as I’d been ill earlier in the week.
The food was delicious! Eggs Royale comes with a poached egg on a muffin, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce on top. I added an extra helping of potatoes on the side since I was super hungry. I thought the smoked salmon was very smokey which made it a lot more salty. However the hollandaise sauce countered it and accompanied the dish really well.
The English Tea came with a mini milk glass which was so cute! I was told to steal it… I didn’t. Maybe next time… (lol).
So that was my second time visiting the Breakfast Club and I’m sure I’ll be going again in the near future. It’s so tasty!
Have you been to the breakfast club? Which meal should I try out next?
So for Manni’s birthday we all were invited to Bodeans for dinner. Bodeans is a BBQ meat shack that boasts delicious barbecued meats in hearty portions. So if you’re a hungry hippo or feeling extra hungry, the this is the place for you.
The decor inside has a western ranch-like feel to it. With hanging wall ornaments to antler lamps.
As a group of 5, we ordered a dish each and a platter for 2 one (sidejoke) to share between us. The meal was absolutely delicious and we managed to devour the whole table of food. I think we consumed too much salt for one evening though…
And without further adieu, I present you the glorious meats. Which I like to call foodporn. You should look away now if you’re a herbivore…
I went out on a lovely sunny Sunday for Dim Sum at Wing Yip with a couple of friends. We ended up ordering quite a bit of food and waited till it all arrived so we could take a photo of a table full of food.
This amount of food filled us up a lot! Nom nom nom! I really like Har Gao (prawn dumplings) whenever I go Yum Cha.
Afterwards I was taken across the road to a delicious ice cream parlour called Kaspa’s. They make an assortment of ice cream flavours and rather large bowls of ice cream sundaes. Bigger than the ones stereotypically from American restaurants. I mean look at them!
Each sundae had a few scoops of flavoured ice cream, topped with soft ice cream and covered in sauce or chocolate toppings and two wafers. It was delicious!
I was so full from eating so much in an afternoon! Was lovely though!
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!
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.
The food was delicious! We ordered a lot and the portions were healthy.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Have you been here? Would you? Where does this place remind you of?
I’ve heard about Dip & Flip from friends at work so I thought I’d go for the first time with Sue-Chan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
My friend took us to dine at Dai Viet, a Vietnamese Restaurant that was local to him. It is situated in Wanstead and is only a 3 minute walk from the tube station. There is a carpark behind the restaurant but it is 24-hours which was slightly annoying since diners would like to have free parking if they’re going to be patrons of local shops.
The exterior of the restaurant was very grand. It had a very Asian feel and had the authentic rooftop.
Inside you are greeted by a laughing Buddha and a makanineko. The whole interior decoration is based around Vietnamese culture with a hint of Chinese decor. There is also a mini bridge that links the waiting area to the restaurant, with a pond underneath; similar to ones in Chinese gardens. There were lanterns dotted about and concertina screens as well.
The tables were wooden and reminded me of those you see in “hak jan” from those ancient Chinese dramas. The seats were comfy and each round table came with a small spinning glass turntable in the centre so you can move dishes closer to you.
The service was good. Waiters would greet you and they took orders pretty quickly. We made their lives easier by writing down the dish numbers for them.
The food came out very quickly as well and was served as soon as it was ready. None of this ‘wait for everything ordered to be cooked before you serve it’ bs I get in English or Italian restaurants. Hungry customers want their stomachs satisfied immediately!
The food here was amazing. The lobster was cooked just right with the yolks of duck eggs, giving it a slight salty flavour. We also ordered cat fish which was pan fried at the table on a small stove and then garnished with herbs. It also came with noodles with a fish paste that you only need to dip slightly, else the sauce will be too overpowering.
The presentation of the food was exquisite, our pineapple rice came in an actual pineapple shell! It was so cute and very tasty. The shell helps seal the flavours into each grain of rice. We also had a small baby quail which was a little on the salty side but delicious none the less. It was the case of chewing the bones though since baby quails don’t have much meat on them. The chicken was absolutely delicious, it was tender, juicy and succulent. Loved it. We also had some other seafood and vegetable dishes but these above really stood out to me.
Dai Viet really surpassed my expectations, I loved the decor and it was a lovely restaurant to be in with friends after a long day out :) The restaurant is suitable for parties, banquets, weddings or just for a simple night out with the family, friends or your other half. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly. I would really recommended to eat here! Can’t wait to return.
Have you been to a new restaurant that surprised your expectations lately?
The Diner is an American Diner chain. This particular one I went to was situated in Covent Garden. The Diner was really easy to get to from Covent Garden. It’s literally in the corner from Shaftesbury Avenue, opposite Forbidden Planet.
We were seated in the booths downstairs which were much quieter than the tables upstairs and also very comfy for our party of 6.
We ordered burgers, hotdogs and sides for each person. I managed to finish mine as well as other chips since I seem to have a massive appetite haha. Although I think the portion sizes are reasonable and you’re able to share fries between friends.
The food tasted very nice. I had the Juicy Lucy which was a pulled pork burger and it was absolutely delicious! For sides I ordered sweet potato fries which came crispy and thin. I liked them but I would have preferred it to be slightly thicker because I enjoy the fluffiness of cooked potatoes.
I was planning to order a milkshake but as I always found when eating at Byron, it fills me up before the meal so I ended up just ordering a berry juice which was very tangy.
I would definitely revisit just for the Juicy Lucy, it was so good!