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caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Hey guys drop me a line when you arrive take you to some cool places. And if you guys are crazy enough to go to china we can eat in the town across Shenzhen . At the official autonomous region of xinjiang in the people's republic of China Uighur affairs office Shenzhen branch (kitchen). It's where all the boot lickers from xinjiang eat Lamb kebabs and fresh naan. Oh and they actually service booze behind a covered cabinet and not mark your receipts because it's haram.

Four seasons stopped serving sharks fin by the way. Actually it's banned in hotels and government functions.

Ok I'm going to take one for the team and try out this manchurian dumpling place in china town then go drink somewhere

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caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Ok thanks Koya bar it is. And goon recommended. Shoryu ramen looks iffy

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Waiting in line in Koya hopefully it's good. But man soho is so gentrified now and kinda cool!

There's also gourmet burger kitchen next door. Man all these restaurants going global

Vlex
Aug 4, 2006
I'd rather be a climbing ape than a big titty angel.





caberham posted:

Waiting in line in Koya hopefully it's good. But man soho is so gentrified now and kinda cool!

There's also gourmet burger kitchen next door. Man all these restaurants going global

GBK is from London originally, although the founders were from New Zealand.

What is the London goon opinion on places that do High/Afternoon Tea? Looking to treat my SO on a day out, but the choice is bewildering.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Vlex posted:

GBK is from London originally, although the founders were from New Zealand.

What is the London goon opinion on places that do High/Afternoon Tea? Looking to treat my SO on a day out, but the choice is bewildering.

I sent Happy Hat to Dean St Townhouse and he was very happy. You'll probably need to book. Riding House Cafe might be good too but quite casual.
The Wolseley or Delauney are good and more classic.

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

caberham posted:

Anyways I'm trying to find this place called salt which keeps on getting mentioned here. You guys got any good micro brew beer bars to recommend?

Yeah salt yard is a tasty place. It's right next to bonito's hat (burritos) and near Icco (bar pizza), El Burrito (uh..) and Lantana (coffee & brunch).

I like craft beer co for nice beers and excellent burgers (featuring the only good mushroom burger in town imo)

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


I liked the Reform Social gentlemen's afternoon tea.

kim jong-illin
May 2, 2011


I like Momo for afternoon tea - http://momoresto.com/restaurant/lon.../afternoon-tea/ - it's Moroccan so there's plenty of savouries and it's very different to most places offering the same bland sandwiches and super-sweet cakes. Phenomenal tea menu as well.

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Thanks for the recommendation for salt yard and tea. It's funny thinking that goons all over the world love burgers and sometimes whiskey.

So I waited for around 40 minute for Koya bar last night. It's an interesting place but a bit culturally shocking for me. The udon is great and all, and the meat portions very generous. With the water here being so soft who needs lyre to make noodles!

The broth and egg were a little disappointed though but perhaps it's the line which made me fussier.

One thing that really peeves is how everyone just lingers and chat without caring about the long queue . I was in solo goon eating mode so I managed to eat everything at a fast place and gtfo. Then again management and chef were slow as gently caress for a noodle place.

17 pounds for beef noodles and extras and no drink is on the high side. But we are in London and the other Japanese restaurants nearby look China town bad.

Still haven't been to any bars and did basic grocery shopping at the 24hr Arab supermarkets. They rule

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

caberham posted:

Thanks for the recommendation for salt yard and tea. It's funny thinking that goons all over the world love burgers and sometimes whiskey.

So I waited for around 40 minute for Koya bar last night. It's an interesting place but a bit culturally shocking for me. The udon is great and all, and the meat portions very generous. With the water here being so soft who needs lyre to make noodles!

The broth and egg were a little disappointed though but perhaps it's the line which made me fussier.

One thing that really peeves is how everyone just lingers and chat without caring about the long queue . I was in solo goon eating mode so I managed to eat everything at a fast place and gtfo. Then again management and chef were slow as gently caress for a noodle place.

17 pounds for beef noodles and extras and no drink is on the high side. But we are in London and the other Japanese restaurants nearby look China town bad.

Still haven't been to any bars and did basic grocery shopping at the 24hr Arab supermarkets. They rule

Koya isn't cheap.

Right near Salt Yard is a pub/bar selling draft craft beers: Draft House on the corner of Charlotte and Goodge Streets.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


London has a great tradition of approximating foreign foods, not quite getting it right, and then charging you way over the top for what is usually cheap eats in its natural country.

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Beats traveling to Another country! Going out now but I'm too hooked on watching Jeremy Kyle

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

The_Doctor posted:

London has a great tradition of approximating foreign foods, not quite getting it right, and then charging you way over the top for what is usually cheap eats in its natural country.

Amen.

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Hey guys sorry to be posting so often I will go home and post some food pictures tonight. So if I want to go pedal to the medal fine dining I food like better than robouchon then where should I go? I guess the funny answer is that food costs nothing compared to wine !

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

The Ledbury

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Awesome salt yard was loving delicious and great value.

Artificial Idiocy
Jul 11, 2008


therattle posted:

Koya isn't cheap.

Right near Salt Yard is a pub/bar selling draft craft beers: Draft House on the corner of Charlotte and Goodge Streets.

I used to live in a flat just up Charlotte St. from there, and they used to have a pint of daily cask ale for 2.65 which is unreasonably cheap for the area. Might be permanently discontinued though, I was trying to find a pub with my boss for a pie + pint on Friday lunch and it didn't seem to be on the menu.

Good little place though.

Lady Gaza
Nov 20, 2008



Not so much a dining question but still related to food:

Any recommendations for cheesemongers in London? I want to pick up some cheese for my girlfriend that we had when we went to Chile, it seems quite rare and hard to find outside South America so I'd probably need somewhere that's quite specialist.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Lady Gaza posted:

Not so much a dining question but still related to food:

Any recommendations for cheesemongers in London? I want to pick up some cheese for my girlfriend that we had when we went to Chile, it seems quite rare and hard to find outside South America so I'd probably need somewhere that's quite specialist.

Most cheesemongers would only be dealing in European cheeses because of the time/distances involved, as well as things like countries not allowing foreign cheeses because of different farming practices, etc. (Looking at you, America).

Do you know what it was called at least?

Lady Gaza
Nov 20, 2008



It's called Queso Mantecoso. I had a feeling it would be difficult to find

If I can find a decent cheesemongers they might be able to help me find a similar cheese - it was hard but very creamy and buttery.

midori-a-gogo
Feb 26, 2006

feeling a bit green

I'd try asking in Latin groceries in Elephant & Castle or have a look in the market at Seven Sisters.

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Woop, on my last day in London, got a table at Yalla Yalla.

caberham
Mar 18, 2009

FLAVORTOWN OSAKA


Grimey Drawer

Ledbury full went to the Punjab curry with an ex London goon and went to a few bars. I'm not that impressed when it comes to finding a good stout or porter here. I still need to visit Sam smith for a decent oatmeal stout

sweek0
May 22, 2006

Let me fall out the window
With confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better
On a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets
But I lie about my past


caberham posted:

Ledbury full went to the Punjab curry with an ex London goon and went to a few bars. I'm not that impressed when it comes to finding a good stout or porter here. I still need to visit Sam smith for a decent oatmeal stout

There are no decent beers in Sam Smiths. Go to anything mentioned by Kaiho here.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...2#post449130974

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


sweek0 posted:

There are no decent beers in Sam Smiths. Go to anything mentioned by Kaiho here.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...2#post449130974

Lies. Their taddy porter is really nice.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

I like their wheat beer too. So there. Plus there's no music.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


The Chandos is really nice upstairs in the Opera bar. Plus, it's cheap.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Lady Gaza posted:

It's called Queso Mantecoso. I had a feeling it would be difficult to find

If I can find a decent cheesemongers they might be able to help me find a similar cheese - it was hard but very creamy and buttery.

try la fromagerie in highbury barn

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

sweek0 posted:

There are no decent beers in Sam Smiths. Go to anything mentioned by Kaiho here.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...2#post449130974

Would you rather have a heavy session and want to die the next day, or a heavy session, feel fine, and still have half your money?

I drink at The Rake so for me it's the former.

NLJP
Aug 26, 2004




The_Doctor posted:

The Chandos is really nice upstairs in the Opera bar. Plus, it's cheap.

Yeah but if you're near the Chandos you may as well go to The Harp round the corner which is much nicer. Tends to be pretty full but often space upstairs for a few people.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

We just had dinner at Marcus (Wareing's place at The Berkeley). 8-course vegetarian tasting menu. Really, really good. So much deliciousness. Amazing technique put to the cause of fantastic flavour and texture combinations.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Grimey Drawer

I went to Pitt Cue Co for the first time in a couple of years last night. It was a nice reminder of how BBQ done properly is meant to taste and how absolutely loving dreadful most of the stuff being served up everywhere else around the city is.

I thinking of instituting a personal boycott of all restaurants following a "food1 & food2" naming convention.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


peanut- posted:

I went to Pitt Cue Co for the first time in a couple of years last night. It was a nice reminder of how BBQ done properly is meant to taste and how absolutely loving dreadful most of the stuff being served up everywhere else around the city is.

I thinking of instituting a personal boycott of all restaurants following a "food1 & food2" naming convention.

Ah, 'Pilchards & Offal' is off the table then.

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

A deli just opened up near my house called Flesh & Flour. I've not been yet, and I like the kinds of foods you'd expect to get in a place like that, but I am anticipating extreme levels of hipster smugness.

Edit: maybe smug hipsterness?

ineptmule fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2015 around 12:15

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

ineptmule posted:

A deli just opened up near my house called Flesh & Flour. I've not been yet, and I like the kinds of foods you'd expect to get in a place like that, but I am anticipating extreme levels of hipster smugness.

Edit: maybe smug hipsterness?

I'm not sure how much hipsterism there is in Muswell Hill but you're covered on the smugness front.

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

It wasn't always so Or maybe middle class smugness just wasn't so visible to eleven year old me when we moved.

Edit: or maybe I'm in too deep and part of the problem

ineptmule fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2015 around 13:27

DrAlexanderTobacco
Jun 11, 2012

Help me find my true dharma

Hey guys,

Does anyone have a good recommendation for where to eat near South Kensington station? No particular style, the guy I'm going with loves all food.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011


If you see my husband Mr. Gaston Ramirez please tell him I love him signed tarbrush


Short notice, can anyone recommend somewhere first date-y round London Bridge please? Coffee or wine bar or similar. Preferably not too pricey as we're both NHS types. I saw Monmouth coffee in the OP, but other options gratefully considered.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

tarbrush posted:

Short notice, can anyone recommend somewhere first date-y round London Bridge please? Coffee or wine bar or similar. Preferably not too pricey as we're both NHS types. I saw Monmouth coffee in the OP, but other options gratefully considered.

40 Maltby St? Not cheap but probably ok for a drink. There's a ton of places in the area.

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Muga
May 7, 2004

Exercising My Demons

DrAlexanderTobacco posted:

Hey guys,

Does anyone have a good recommendation for where to eat near South Kensington station? No particular style, the guy I'm going with loves all food.

Have you been to Brindisa?

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