hip hop roll – crab meat, avocado and lettuce, wrapped in seared salmon, topped with fried garlic
My time in London has come and gone! Waaahhhhhh BIG SAD FACE (T.T) … I didn’t actually feel particularly sad until the very last night when I lay in bed and thought about everything that I was going to miss. Aside from people, what I’ll miss most about London is Soho. I love the vibe of the place, the eclecticness, the randomness and the fact that no one really cares who you are or what you are. I loved living in Soho and being in it every day. I loved all the food in Soho.
Surprisingly I hadn’t planned any special eats for my very final weekend. I actually hadn’t planned anything at all, no parties, no farewells, nothing. But I ended up eating all the stuff I love anyway, like the best cheesecake and tiramisu in London.
One of my favourite under-rated places in London is Hi Sushi. Hi Sushi on Frith Street appears to be rubbish and touristy and run by rude Chinese people for god’s sake, but the food is good and never mind that they have that all you can eat deal for £15. The sashimi is surprisingly fresh and sweet and cheap! and all the other dishes are pretty darn good too. Try the wasabi prawns #yum!
grilled unagi (eel)
homemade organic multigrain granola
We also had Sunday breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien on Great Marlborough Street, where I loooooove indulging in the sinful bread basket. But not this time, I opted for the homemade organic multigrain granola.
Lunch was at Leon’s Soho branch, the best branch of them all. Panu and I had the new buffalo chicken wrap and strawberry’ade while soaking up the sunshine and watching the Soho crown meander by.
buffalo chicken wrap & strawberry’ade
And then there’s Candy Cafe, London’s best answer to a Hong Kong style dessert bar. My grass jelly with mango might look odd but goddamn. LOVE.
mango & grass jelly
This next one’s no surprise. Siam Central, my go to Thai when I feel good, bad, sick, hungry, hungover, hung-under and everything in between. Basically, I’m just THERE all the time and they’ve never once let me down.
spicy papaya salad
Another of my likes… frozen yoghurt at Yog. Blueberries and coconut make awesome toppings but if you get the flavoured froyo (like chocolate or passionfruit) you don’t need any topping at all!
And last but not least. Not that it was the weekend any more, but Monday morning found me at Dishoom with my bacon naan roll. Which if you haven’t had one, why the hell not? At £3.50, they are a dream come true.
And that’s it, people! I’m now sitting in my hotel room in Johannesburg, in limbo with three tonnes of luggage in my possession. 11 sleeps until I head to Sydney, so the countdown starts again!