Asian, Fusion, Cuban

Fusion food isn’t a new concept but whenever I do find a fusion food restaurant, they always take me by surprise. Whether good or bad, it’s always so interesting to see and taste how different types of food and flavours combine that are mainly found in specific cultures.

Asia de Cuba serves dishes with a fascinating twist of Cuban mixed with Asian flavours. As a starter, I had the Crispy Octopus Al Ajillo, a delicious combination with lychee; the sweet lychee with the savoury Octopus with a hint of chilli was just the perfect combination!

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After such a brilliant start, I was all prepped up and looking forward to my main πŸ™‚

My main was a coffee crusted ribeye with grilled tomatoes on vine, shiso mojo butter and wasabi miso potato purΓ©e. It was absolutely delicious. The coffee crust have the steak such a deep, rich flavour it didn’t need additional sauce. However, the coffee flavouring made it err slightly on the salty side though.

The interior design of the restaurant was actually quite interesting as well, three main pillars actung as the centre piece of the restaurant decorated as bookshelves and by picture frames.

Contrasted by the otherside of the wall covered in funky posters depicting Cuban culture and pop art.

All in all a very interesting, fresh dining experience but a great experience 😊

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Fairy tale like cake shop

Standing in front of Peggy Porchen was like how I would imagine seeing the forest of Tangled meets Sleeping Beauty would look like: pink, floral and oh-so-charming πŸ’—

This lovely cake shop based in London by Victoria coach station has just one of the most gorgeous exterior design I’ve seen to date.

The beautiful slant of the floral decor; skilfully artistic yet casually framing the doorway makes it seem like by entering, you’ll be transported into a magical, fairy tale land. Oh, and of course, a cute pink bike gently propped on the side of the door, seemingly transporting flowers from said magical land πŸ’–

It is just so pretty! 😍

The interior creates the perfect, charming atmosphere you would have expected from the exterior design, with chandeliers, glass look-a-like chairs, cute packaged confectionary adorning white, victorian designed shelves and deliciously looking cakes is just what a girl needs sometimes 😊

This place is seriously so cute, like I can’t even.

The cakes tasted as delicious as they looked, my friend and I each had a slice of cake and a cooling summer berry ice tea on a warm, summers day in London β˜€οΈ

If you’re planning a girly day out in london or just a casual girls catch up, Peggy Porchen is definitely a place I’d highly recommend!

Space wise it is quite small so I do recommend going in smaller groups πŸ˜‰

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Free Giveaway! Win free Foodies Festival tickets this summer 2017 β˜€οΈ

Hello my fellow foodies πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I have some great news to share with you all today! I have been given the amazing oppourtiny to give giveaway 5 FREE pairs of tickets to the London Foodies Festival this summer! The Foodies Festival is held in 2 London locations this summer; Blackheath (7th-9th July 2017) and Alexandra Park (26th-28th August 2017). The tickets will be valid for all 3 days of the festival of your choice.

All you’ll need to do is:

  1. Follow @foodiesfestival on Instagram (let’s give the festival some love)
  2. Follow my Instagram @eatsescapades and this blog (if you haven’t done so yet, let’s share the love)
  3. Comment here (or on my Instagram post) on your favourite restaurant in London (hopefully I’ll have the chance to check it out and write a review!)

The winner will be chosen closer to the dates of the festival.

Go, go, go 😊

**competition closed***

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Deliciously, Gooey Matcha Fondant

It’s been a while since I posted, but I really wanted to share this quaint, new Japanese restaurant in Piccadilly, London that just opened up not long ago; Machiya😍

I was originally drawn to the omurice that was on the menu but sad to say it was sold out when we managed to grab a table after the queue. I’ll be coming here again on Saturday so will be updating this again thenπŸ˜‰

For now, I wanted introduce to you the most delicious and gooey matcha fondant I’ve had to date in London πŸ’“

Just look at that beautiful, delicious, gooey goodness oozing out!

Surprisingly I wasn’t extremely hungry so I had the chicken skewers as a starter. It came with such succulent & juicy chicken pieces paired with flavourful mushroom and peppers.

Overall, I was very happy with this place. Great find πŸ™‚

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Happy Valentines Day! πŸ’“

It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air and anything cheesy and mushy goes. Or you may be anti valentines day; for those of you who use Spotify, you may notice on their homepage that you’re either one of either camps only; in love or broken hearted, lols, for all who aren’t fussed? Apparently it’s too bad, because you can only be one or the other πŸ˜‚ (according to spotify). 

All that aside, since it’s valentines day and I’m a huge sucker for all that commercial lovey dovey stuff πŸ’– today, Dominique Ansel Bakery, London (famous for its cronut originally from the US) is only selling pink coloured desserts! Definitely worth going. 

I unfortunately won’t be able to make it but here’s pictures of when I went last month; for me to reminisce πŸ˜‰ 

-Eats Esacapdes

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All About Chocolate

Clearly coincidental that valentines day is coming up, but I recently stumbled upon one of the mostΒ heavenly hot chocolate shop in London, Shoreditch, Dark Sugars. A shop purely selling hot chocolate? Yep, you read that right. Well, not entirely. The shop is separated into two sections; one section for their chocolate selection and the other section selling hot chocolate on the go.

Now you may be wondering why this hot chocolate place is worth a shout out. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so without further ado, let me dive straight into the pictures:
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Salted caramel hot chocolate with an overflowing mass of shaved white and milk chocolate.
This is an absolute piece of artwork. Just look at the massive bunch of chocolate shavings on top!! I’m literally melting (pun intended).😍

The huge slab of chocolate used for the chocolate shavings. Sometimes, size does matter πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚

Artistic tree trunk effect tables to catch your overflow of chocolate shavings.

Here we have the lovely, exquisitely made selection of chocolates (absolutely beautiful) πŸ’“

Chocolate pearls in their shiny shells 🌟

 I picked up so many pieces 😍

 

Take a stroll on valentines day here and grab a cup of hot chocolate and a couple pieces of chocolate for dessert later in the evening. This should surely melt your partners heart πŸ˜‰β€

 

-Eats Escapades

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