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If something’s good? Then why change it?
I’m pretty old school when it comes to this, so when the kind team at Jusu Brothers recommended I order the vegan sushi on my visit last week, I was apprehensive to say the least.
I should start by saying that sushi is one of my absolute favourite foods. Morsels of fresh raw fish, juicy pink salmon or tuna atop sticky rice, rolls wrapped in salty nori and filled with creamy avocado. I live for the stuff and my appetite for it is pretty insatiable.
So why on earth ruin a good thing?
As a writer and foodie fanatic, you’d expect me to be the type of person to cross London day and night. Camera in hand, back pack on back…duhh, always on the prowl for something new and authentic to share with you dear reader. The truth is, I do love exploring. I adore wandering aimlessly allured by the smell or feel of a certain street or shop as I pass by, ebbing and flowing with the crowds and communters and they go about their banal routines, snapping up anything that tickles my fancy as I go.
On the 20th December, what I can assure you feels like a lifetime ago as I sit here and write, I had the pleasure of visiting Tabun Kitchen in Soho for a Palestinian banquet.
The restaurant is modern and was surprisingly packed for Tuesday lunchtime. As I walk in the door my mouth waters at the sight of crispy baklava sitting behind the counter, the edges bright green with crushed pistachios, the Middle Eastern sweet instantly reminding me of holidays to Turkey as a child.
I don’t know how I’ve missed Shot since it’s opening almost 8 months ago, but I have concluded it’s the city workers’ of London’s best kept secret. Nestled off Bride Lane, just a stones throw from Blackfriars you won’t miss this little gem if you’re on the look out. (more…)
Autumn is looming, but before the leaves turn amber and fall, there’s time to get in gear. What happened last summer, likely too much rosé, is now irrelevant, so don’t beat yourself up. September offers a fresh slate, a chance to make better choices for both your health and happiness alike.