Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Dinner: Five Guys.

My new favourite Burger joint. The lines for this place are MASSIVE (as in both the times I've been there the queue goes all the way outside and round the building). But don't let it put you off because it goes quite quickly. The first time I went with my cousins, I got the Hamburger with all the toppings and to me, it was "the burger of all burgers." It's not a fancy burger by any means after all it IS a fast restaurant chain but, it is a damn good burger. We also ordered a large normal fries and a large Cajun style fries between 5 people - the Cajun style fries in particular were my favourite. The price is also so reasonable for the portion - if I remember correctly a large portion of fries that is big enough for like 3 people is £5. Since my first trip I've actually gone back by myself just for the Cajun style fries because they were THAT good. The lady who served me was like "Just fries?! Nothing else??? No drink???" and I was like "Yup! Just a small Cajun style fries please!" Haha. If I had to bring a friend to a burger restaurant I think I would definitely opt for Five Guys.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Dinner: Salmon Jyu at Eat Tokyo (Holborn).

I mentioned in my previous post that I had a friend visiting from Middlesbrough last weekend and that it was a long weekend of eating and shopping. Well one of the places we went to eat at was the Eat Tokyo at Holborn. I've actually been recommended this restaurant by several different people saying it is the sushi restaurant to go to in London (value and taste wise). I ordered a Salmon Jyu (basically salmon sashimi on rice) for £11 (very reasonable in my opinion) and OMG it was amazingly delicious. OK I may (or may not) be over exaggerating because Japanese food is one of my favourite type of cuisine - especially anything with salmon sashimi.

Another place I like to go for sashimi is a Japanese restaurant called Sensuru in Greenwich - on Sundays they do this like buffet style thing for around £20ish per person from 6:30pm-10pm. The buffet selection is not huge but there is salmon sashimi and how can you say no to pretty much unlimited salmon sashimi?! I really want to go to Japan to do a food tour of the country... it is one of my dream destinations to visit (moreso after watching the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi!")

Monday, 7 April 2014

New in: MAC Ravishing & Jack Wills Fullford tee.

My friend from Middlesbrough was down in London this past weekend (she's going home tomorrow) which meant a long weekend of eating and shopping (not that I'm complaining!) Some of the more notable things I bought includes this Jack Wills Fullford tee in the most gorgeous shade of white - yes, white does indeed come in several different shades! I was debating on whether to get the size 6 or 8 but I decided I'd rather have it more loose fitting than form fitting so I opted for 8. Good call on my part because I wore it today and I love the fit of the tee and it is so light and comfy. It's just a perfect simple tee for the summer - if summer ever comes that is!

I also bought a MAC cremesheen lipstick in Ravishing - a very wearable orange colour. I want to start a collection of MAC lipsticks but at around £15 a stick, I'll have to hold back from visiting MAC too often.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Dinner: Penne Carbonara at Jamie's Italian.

I had my last uni lecture yesterday and today I submitted my penultimate piece of assessment - now all that's left of second year is a report to write and 4 exams and then I am free for summer!! Of course this calls for early celebrations (I'll just wish away my report deadline and my revision in the meantime). Me and my friend went to Jamie's Italian @ Greenwich for a late lunch/early dinner to "celebrate" our last lecture together and our birthdays (mine was on the 31st March, hers on the 7th April). In case you haven't figured it out, my favourite Italian dish is Carbonara (as seen here at Ask Italian, and here at Vapianos) and of course I, as well as my friend, ordered the Penne Carbonara at Jamie's. We also shared two sides - the Funky Chips (below left - with fresh garlic and parsley) and the Polenta Chips (below right - crispy fried with rosemary salt and parmesan.) The Polenta Chips were good but not as good as the Funky chips - the Funky ones were without a doubt the chip of all chips.