I don’t drive, so I hope car owners understand the benefits of synergy fuels.
|Greedy Geek eating all the sushi XD|
Total came to £24.30. I think that included the two glasses of water. Not bad but still expensive.
My geeky rating: 4.5/5
– Polite service
– Spacious seating
– Tempura sushi is ultimately the best!
– Disappointed with the tonkatsu soup
– Not the cheapest but reasonable
– We think the food took a little long to come out (it might have been the sushi’s fault ¬_¬”)
Address: 10 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TF
Tel: 020 7439 2275
|Strawberry Bing at Shibuya Soho|
A very short post today.
Not a bad flavour!!
Price: 50p in Longdan Express (varies in other Asian stores)
|At the baby show|
First off Miss Pinky got a goody bag for £5… but she said it wasn’t worth it because most of the things in the bag were free samples…
|Goody bag isn’t worth it|
Then we had some food… expensive food costing up to almost £14. Miss Pinky had a sausage roll – but that wasn’t worth taking a picture of.
|handheld pizza and a flat white coffee|
Gosh, there were so many expectant parents looking for toys, prams doing photo shoots, baby bottle things etc, etc. You name it! Never thought I would be surrounded by so many pregnant women!!
|A pram that would have impressed Mr Picky|
There were even shows and models showing off clothes and prams…
|Models showing off some expensive prams|
Unfortunately I didn’t get to picture enough of the event, I was hot, and pushing the pram… plus Miss Pinky and I swapped with holding Baby B, which made people think I was the mother. ^_^ Oh dear!! I am the Geeky Godmother!!! We spent a good 2-3 hours there when we thought we’ll be there for an hour.
Crochet. Why did I start learning to crochet?!!! ლ (#｀ﾛ＾;)>
|My first ever granny square|
Eventually I knew what I was doing and went for a pattern that was in this book which is almost the same as the one in the video.
|2nd version – a better one!|
After 4-5 weeks, 100 granny squares (with some small mistakes and two confused coloured rows) and a border later (need to make another round of this border), making it 101 squares,..
|100 granny squares in a bag|
|So many to join together|
I made this lovely blanket…
|Made a mistake somewhere…|
|Have to tidy the back|
I even spotted the mistake I made with the two rows that had double colours. Spot the difference? ^_^
|so where did I go wrong?|
|tidied up the back!!|
Didn’t feel too autumny…so later I went to Kennington Park and stopped off by the quiet garden…
Waited quite patiently and they finally got their chance!!
It might not feel too autumny in the parks right now but hopefully it will later. ^_^
When you enter the Royal Opera House you can see some of the costumes being displayed in the cabinets.
Hope to see more ballet – for a good price of course!
|Bone Daddies Shackfuyu|
Bone Daddies Shackfuyu is on Old Compton Street. It’s actually a Japanese fusion pop up restaurant that opened this year in the winter, and will close next winter (now turning permanent for some reason). So limited time people, limited time! Shackfuyu is a play on words where they have joined two words together – “shack” meaning a rough, ready space and “fuyu” 冬 meaning winter in Japanese.
|Okinawa Sunset Mocktail|
A few moments later my food came out…
|My food – post mixing my hot pot… itadakimasu!|
Hot stone rice (basically a bibimbap) came out second and the waiter that was serving this started to mix it (it’s not his fault – that’s what they are told to do)… Do they not know that bibimbaps are supposed to be mixed by the customer! Argh! Take Korean food classes!!! Well I politely requested that I mixed it (although I rudely said you’ve ruined it – with a smile – the Japanese way)… I could mainly see the sweetcorn, mushrooms, seaweed, bits of beef and the carrots… it had a sweet vinegary taste – I felt like it was never going to end. It’s too bad they never offered any gochujang paste or was that already in there?
|Hot stone rice|
Next came out was the prawn toast okonomiyaki. It came with mayonnaise but I completely forgot about it. This dish is amazing. It’s presented like an okonomiyaki but inside it’s actually a prawn toast. Wonderful.
|Prawn toast okonomiyaki|
|It’s definitely prawn toast!|
And the aubergine which came in a sweet miso paste dressing, bubu arare (crispy puffed rice pellets) and shredded nori. This was to die for! The paste reminded me of hoisin sauce and the aubergine was cooked perfectly. ^_^
Last but not least was the green tea ice cream, which in fact called the Kinako French toast. The ice cream was clearly not the highlight of the dessert but the French toast. ¬_¬” Thanks Mr IronMan for not remembering this. So kinako きな粉 means roasted soybean flour, this was sprinkled all over the French toast which is amazingly sweet. The green tea ice cream (which needs more green tea flavouring) toned down the sweetness of the toast. Hmmm, great combination! ^_^
|Kinako French Toast|
Total came to £35.20. A little expensive for a pop up restaurant but I guess they have to make the most of it since it won’t be staying for too long (…for real, this place is going to permanently stay!).
– Very polite service – I think they were a bit too eager though…
– Food was definitely filling – just don’t order too much
– Funky music (ok they played the CSI NY theme song, which I love so much)
– Don’t mix the hot stone rice! Ask the customer first!
Address: 14a Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TJ
Tel: 020 7734 7492
p.s. there is a hidden bar below the restaurant which I have not seen.
p.p.s. don’t forget to go before it closes next winter (I think in 2016)
|McCain – The Chip of Chip Snobs|