I am always up for experiencing new food and new restaurants and it's a little bit sad to say that I haven't tried ramen until now. It is essentially a very soupy dish with noodles, and to be honest, I have never been to excited about a noodle soup for dinner when there are burgers and steaks to be ordered. But I can't go through life eating every burger I come accross, and so it was the ramens turn last Wednesday. As with many of the London food trends, a couple of amazing restaurants will pop up around the same time, so it's not always easy to choose where to go, but we went for the restaurant with the strongest Asian heritage: Shoryu. Not a bad choice. I am surprised of how much I loved ramen, the broth, the noodles, the BBQ pork pieces, crispy onions and the EGG. I know. An egg. But it is utterly delicious. And so extremely filling. We were contemplating some starters but were too hungry to wait for the ramen, and that is probably the wisest decision I have made all week. This bowl of soupy goodness is enough to fill you up and make you skip dessert. And maybe the next day's breakfast.
This Friday we went to a comedy show at Soho Theatre, to see a Norwegian stand up comedian (supporting the home country and all that). The show was fun, but finding yourself hungry in Soho at 8pm is a disaster because it is possibly the busiest time for restaurants there. Soho in general have so many amazing places to go to, but there is a trend of not offering reservations, which means there will always be a queue. Everywhere. And when you are starving, queuing isn't on top of the list of things to do. So when we find ourselves in this situation, we always end up walking to Chinatown and eating at Lido, one of the restaurants I know will have good food. And there is always a table, if you are 2 people, or 8. I am a sucker for crispy duck and can't turn that down, but they also have amazing green beans that make me think I could go vegetarian.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x