Kanada-ya (Covent Garden & Haymarket): where you get the best ramen in town

When restaurants expand, a branch tends to be better than the other in terms of service or food offering. Case in point: Barrafina. When they first opened on Frith Street I thought it was really one of the most decent tapas places in town but I wasn’t as blown away…

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Ippudo London: where ramen fell flat (but oh, that chilli)

I’ve not had ramen in over a year, partly because I’ve not really been impressed with what’s on offer in town and partly because comfort food cravings change as seasons do. Lately, with the temperature dropping a few degrees summoning the need for heat, my stomach’s been calling out for…

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Shoryu Take 4: where I had ramen you can never order on a date

My beautiful friends, G/Man and G/Lady aka The Lovely Laurels, are in the UK for a year (G/Man is doing his MBA in Cambridge) and I am super ecstatic. =) They were in London last week so I caught up with them over dinner. So many places I wanted to take them…

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Tonkotsu: where we had the first ramen of Septembrrrr

The 10-degree drop in temperature marked the official end of Summer; the ‘Brrrr! months are definitely back. An exciting thing about this is that you always end up eating something hearty, warming and comforting. Screw that salad, it will never quite hit it right like a stew or a soup.…

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Shoryu Pop-Up: where third ramen’s a charm

I am, shamelessly, one of those people who can eat the same thing every single day. Ate T: Dinner? Me: Ramen? Ate T: Again?! Me: Shoryu Pop-Up in Soho. Ate T: Again?! Me: 50% off Ate T: Game! My diet last month involved a lot of noodles, broth and ramen…

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