Gyoza Bar

Top four answers…we asked a 100 people to name types of Japanese food…

*Buzzer* …Sushi…

And our survey says….

Okay so this is not Family Fortunes however, my point is that when people think of Japanese food their first thought is always sushi. After that it would be ramen or bao buns. Whilst I absolutely adore all of these, another thing which I love to eat at Japanese Restaurants is gyoza!

Usually served as an appetiser or side dish, gyoza are taking centre stage at Gyoza Bar (GB) in Covent Garden!

With a variety of flavours on offer, freshly prepared and cooked on a grill flown in from Japan (how cool?!) they ooze authenticity and led me to order chicken gyoza yakimono, which is flavoured with garlic vinegar and umami soy, they were delightful.

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Chicken gyoza yakimono – Pan fried gyoza, garlic vinegar, umami soy

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Milk Train Cafe

I cone-not contain my excitement as I type out this post!! Firstly, as I’m still pinching myself that I actually started a blog, and secondly because this post is about ice cream! Just talking about ice cream puts a smile on my face! Does this happen to anyone else?!

I love a variety of ice creams as I’m sure many of you do too! But my childhood (who am I kidding, and adulthood) favourite has to be a Mr.Whippy from the ice cream van man! So imagine my excitement when a shop dedicated to soft serve-Mr.Whippy style ice creams opened up!

Milk Train Cafe opened its doors around 6 months ago in Covent Garden, and since then I have been seeing posts about it almost daily on Instagram! So last night, I finally went and let me tell you…it lived up to all its hype.

They have three base flavours of vanilla, matcha and the ‘daily special’, (yesterday’s was salted caramel) and a variety of toppings. From strawberry crunch to sprinkles to Oreo crumbs- the combinations are immense! Continue reading

BungaTINI

After the abundant success of Bunga Bunga in Battersea, BungaTINI opened in Covent Garden.

As I stepped into BungaTINI I was greeted by the smell of Italy and the sound of happy eaters. Upstairs had a different kind of atmosphere, with ambient lighting and flowers sprawled across the walls – did someone say date night?

And what’s date night without a gorgeous girl on your arm? Yes, I am talking about their famous cocktail, Sophia Loren. Loaded with Gin and passion fruit, it’s classy and glamorous and definitely one to try.

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Sophia Loren – Bombay Sapphire gin, Aperol, Passion fruit juice, Agave syrup, Fresh lime juice and Aperol foam.

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