Monday, 28 January 2013

The White Stuff

The snow in Cambridge has now cleared. Now that it has disappeared, I do some what miss the white stuff. Any how, I captured some lovely shots on my way to work one morning. 

Later in the evening, we went for dinner with some friends @ Teri-Aki at the Quayside.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Tonkotsu in SoHo & Golden Gate Dessert

This weekend Kev and I made our way through the freezing and snowy conditions in London for a leaving party. We decided to warm up before the event so we found this wonderful Japanese Restaurant in SoHo which creates the most amazing broth for Ramen.

Anyone who has eaten good ramen will know the importance of making a soup stock with perfectly balanced intensity. The main ingredients are a deeply flavoursome stock made from pork and chicken bones with vegetables and sometimes fish bones or katsuboshi ‘bonito’. Toppings vary hugely depending on the kind of ramen and the chef, from sweetcorn and butter to black sesame and garlic paste, but in almost all cases, there’ll be pork and a perfectly marinated gooey-yolked egg.

We ordered:

Handmade Prawn Gyoza, £5

Tonkotsu, £11
Rich, sea salt-based pork stock and thin noodles topped with slices of melt-in-the-mouth pork belly, half a seasoned soft-boiled egg, menma, bean sprouts and spring onions

Tokyo Spicy, £9
Soy sauce-based pork and chicken stock and medium thick noodles topped with pulled chilli pork, half a seasoned soft-boiled egg, menma and spring onions

The desserts we had were from the Golden Cake shop in Chinatown. Delish!!

This broth takes 18 hours to make and the intensity of flavours were apparent

For dessert we had: Soybean Curd & Soybean Milk with Barley.

Mango Ice Cream Cake.

Devine ♥

OOTN | 1920's Themed Party

I just wanted to share with you my 1920's/Gatsy/Charleston inspired outfit I wore to a party in December. The play suit is from River Island and is embellished front to back. Here are some snippets of the night...