This is a bit of a gratuitous post that was inspired by my trip down Upper Street stopping by the bakeries and making me think back to all the lovely cakes i’ve eaten recently. The Marscapone Cheese and raspberry cupcake (eaten today) would have to be my favourite! Shout out to Euphorium Bakery and Ottolenghi if you haven’t eaten there you haven’t lived!
Those that know me know of my love of retro Style bicycles and I have just discovered a Cambridge company who are making the most beautiful bespoke bicycles..ahhh I am in love!
“Our bicycles are hand-built exclusively for us in Belgium by a bicycle-building family who have been making high quality frames and bicycles by hand since 1946. Combining gorgeous vintage detailing with highest quality components, an elegant Sit Up and BEG style traditionally brazed and lugged upright frame with a Brooks leather saddle, and a whole host of sophisticated features, the only bump in your ride will be choosing whether to go for delicious Persephone Pink, Flirty 30s Green or Toad.
Heads will turn, hearts will flutter and you’ll be King (or Queen!) of the road.”
Well I can’t disagree the bicycle below is absolutely beautiful.
For more information visit: http://www.begbicycles.com
Lanky girl had a very busy week last week, going to lunch with Mr B and going to the lovely city of Bath.
A month ago I was invited by Now Street Food to taste some of their steamed dumplings and other southern chinese treats. Now Street Food is a hit with City workers in the Liverpool Street area, and takes inspiration from southern chinese cooking. Being a discerning Dim Sum Lover and a frequent customer of Ping Pong I was hoping it would live up to its hype. It didn’t disappoint!
First on the tasting menu was Now’s classic dim sum Basket containing; Har Gau Dumpling, Seafood Dumpling and Coriander Dumpling.
This was without a doubt my favourite dish on the menu. Scallops and mouthwatering praws in transluscent little parcels melted in my mouth and made me want for more, more, more! A little bit of chilli sauce and this really hits the spot. All this and only £3.99!
I went on to try Chicken Wonton soup which I thought would taste weird being essentailly doughy balls in soup. However I really loved it! The flavour was subtle and did not overpower the chicken balls which were like a little suprise everytime i bit into one of them. The soup in itself is a meal and will be great for when you feeling a bit under the weather.
What can I say about the sticky rice….I think i could eat these all day! The seafood sticky rice was simply divine, I liked to eat mine by disecting the rice parcel in half and adding a bit of chilli sauce. hmmm YUM!
So what is my verdict? If you are looking for something inexpensive, tasty and filling for lunch then Nowstreetfood is the place to visit. I look forward to more branches opening across London.
For more information and order online visit http://www.nowstreetfood.com/
It’s been an unseasonably hot spring so far… I really hope that it does last but with English weather you really never know. The best thing about hot weather is getting to eat scrumptious ice cream, whether you’re a diehard Cornish fan or have a preference for creamy gelato London has lots of ice cream outlets that will cater to your tastes. Here I outline my favourites.
I have to admit that Gelato is my favourite type of ice cream. Delicious and rich in flavour gelato is very addictive. I’ve been lucky to go to Italy and eat authentic gelato and the offerings at Scoop are the real deal. A wonderful variety of flavours from Amaretto to Pistachio, you will be spoilt for choice.
Their ice creams are made with fresh whole milk and cream and are apparently only 8% fat. Hows that for a guilt free treat !
For more information visit: http://www.scoopgelato.com/
First I’d like to apologise for not blogging for a whole month, gosh I can’t believe it’s been that long. I guess Uni life just took over, but now I am free and I fully intend to get back on what is going on in LONDON BABY! So we all know that the Royal Wedding is taking place next weekend….
AND some of you are probably sick of hearing about it! So some of us will be leaving London this Bank Holiday but for those of you who are staying around, great weather! So its time to sample all the great things we have in this city. Which will be my next post of course. For now I leave you with T-mobile’s video for the Royal wedding. Time for a good chuckle.