Hello my fellow foodies
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:
- Follow @foodiesfestival on Instagram (let’s give the festival some love)
- Follow my Instagram @eatsescapades and this blog (if you haven’t done so yet, let’s share the love)
- 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
Matcha green tea flavoured food is popping up everywhere in London it’s really hard not to notice. I won’t be surprised if my local coffee shop is selling matcha latte the next time I walk in (not that I’ll be complaining though – ha! I fell in love with matcha flavoured foods way before it was cool #beingasianandall).
My next matcha green tea food find is at Ichiryu (London), an udon (Japanese thick noodles) restaurant where you can upgrade your normal white wheat flour udon to matcha udon. Such music to my ears! It is basically matcha flavoured udon noodles. The matcha powder not only creates the green tea flavouring of the noodles but you’ll also find your noodles are served green. For most of you who are used to matcha you won’t be surprised, for all of you who aren’t that familiar, well, see below:
Above: Niku Beef Matcha Udon
Above: King Special Matcha Udon
And a close up of the matcha udon noodles below, pretty interesting huh?
What big bowls you must be thinking! It really was just the bowl itself that was big, the portion of food in the bowl was a good amount. Although the king special was a bit on the heavier side as it was a combination of both beef and tempura prawns; best of both worlds 😛
I had the niku beef matcha udon; the beef broth was tasty and thick, beef taste was solid. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The best past of it was the perfectly poached egg!
I was so impressed I had to take a close up of it! It was a perfect balance of cooked and rare, leaning towards rare (which is how I like my eggs). So soft and runny, it literally melted in my mouth.
The restaurant is less than 5 minutes walk from tottenham court road tube station, so if you’re ever in the area, do give it a go 🙂