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 then
For now, I wanted introduce to you the most delicious and gooey matcha fondant I’ve had to date in London
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 🙂
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 😂 (according to spotify).
All that aside, since it’s valentines day and I’m a huge sucker for all that commercial lovey dovey stuff 💖 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 😉
Clearly coincidental that valentines day is coming up, but I recently stumbled upon one of the most 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:
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 😋😂
Artistic tree trunk effect tables to catch your overflow of chocolate shavings.
Here we have the lovely, exquisitely made selection of chocolates (absolutely beautiful) 💓
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 😉❤
For all who either know me personally or who have read my previous posts will know that I’m an avid fan of matcha flavoured food, especially matcha flavoured desserts (matcha is a lifestyle 👸). This is another post showcasing even more matcha desserts 💓 (perhaps my blog should purely be about matcha flavoured food? Food for thought :P).
Oh and also, it’s Christmas day! Merry Christmas everyone 🎄🎉❤, for all who don’t celebrate Christmas, happy holidays! 🎉 My family and I will be celebrating Christmas with a little something different this year in terms of dessert (I’m sure you can guess what it is already with the name of this post, hehe).
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Kova Patisserie, based in Soho, London. They are a patisserie store famous for their mille crepe cake and matcha flavoured patisserie.
Here’s a close cup of the matcha mille crepe cake:
And a close up of the matcha latte (with a swirl of hearts circling the edge ontop 💚💚💚 how adorable!):
This year for Christmas, I bought their matcha roll cake as our dessert for our Christmas meal:
My fridge was fully stocked up at my parents (super spoilt with food when I’m home 😋). I found some fresh berries and was excited to eat them but they were too sour on its own (winter isn’t the season for berries 🙁) so I thought, why not pair it with the matcha roll; the sour/sweet taste of the berries combined with the sweet/slight bitter matcha taste turned out to be a wonderful combination:
Mmm, matcha ❤
Another post on all things green tea (and a token Japanese dish)!
Tombo, so far imo, serves the best green tea ice-cream in London. There are various places who have emerged in London serving green tea ice-cream but they just can’t compare to the perfect blend of creamy mild milk flavour with the almost bitter taste of green tea matcha ice-cream they serve.
Easily one of my favourite green tea dessert shop 💓
Matcha soft serve:
Matcha ice-cream sundae in all its glory with matcha ice-cream, matcha brownie, azuki paste, granola, date syrup and cone biscuit:
Salmon sashimi don: salmon sashimi, salmon roe, salmon tartar & avocado on Tombo sushi rice
Ever wanted an ice cream in a cloud? Well, even if you haven’t thought about it, you can now give this a try in London! Milk Train is the name to look out for next time you’re in Covent garden to try the delicious and instagram worthy ice cream cone 😉
Left: Oreo and chocolate sauce toppings with pistachio Ice cream
Right: Oreo and panda cookie with pistachio Ice cream
Both surrounded by a fluffy swirl of cotton candy
Close up shot of the ice cream 🙂