Recipe: Pork Belly Bao

Recipe: Pork Belly Bao

The Taiwanese snack food gua bao, known simply as bao, has become the ‘it’ snack food. With the likes of Yum Bun dishing them out to long waiting queues at street food markets, more and more Asian restaurants are offering them, or like Bao specialising in them, and even Nigella Lawson included them in her…

The Perfect Steak

The Perfect Steak

It’s probably the most instinctive food we eat, taking us back to our days as hunter gatherers, there’s almost something Pavlovian in it. Long a treat and a sign of socio-economic standing, steaks are readily available to us in any supermarket and almost any restaurant (in one form or another). The problem is that even…

St John

St John

It is ‘simply’ the home of nose to tail eating in the Western world, the movement and approach to cooking reestablished and championed by the globally revered Fergus Henderson. His kitchen has seen many of the head chefs of London’s best restaurants and gastro pubs like the Anchor & Hope pass through it, learning and…

Steak Tartare Recipe

Steak Tartare Recipe

Raw food may not be for everyone but thank god more and more are eating it, be it fish or meat, it makes it all the more easy to get hold of when you’re at a restaurant. Steak tartare is the quintessential raw dishes; that perfect mix of meat with a spice, rich egg yolk,…

Simpson's Tavern

Simpson's Tavern

Simpson’s Tavern is certainly not a new restaurant; it’s an old style Victorian chophouse. It was founded in 1757 by Thomas Simpson on its current site in the City of London. So while I refer to it as a Victorian Chophouse, as that is very much what it is, Simpson’s really has its roots in…

Sparrow

Sparrow

Having worked at St John’s, Bao and Pollen Street Social, husband and wife team Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar have opened Sparrow. Opened for about a year now, it has taken the traditionally good food starved Lewisham by storm and gained plaudits from diners across London. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and Saturdays and…