Victoria is somewhere you go through and not dwell. Victoria Station, I have been through many times, when my trusty-old-friend Charing Cross has had enough for a day. But stepping out is an unknown, the times I can count on my hands. The step into uncharted territory is further mystified by the UFO-like Nova Victoria […]Read more "Hai Cenato, Victoria [NY Italian]"
If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 here. Day 6 Now it is time to go island hopping. Stopping off at Hvar first I’d recommend getting to the ferry around half an hour earlier if you want to get a good seat. Hvar is a vibrant little port city that would be a […]Read more "Panda Eats Croatia: Trip Report"
Whilst most are debating whether the name is a little odd, I for one find the name rather genius. An obvious play on the Japanese word Ichiban, meaning number 1. What I am bothered about is the continued dissolution of the Chinatown identity. London Chinatown has been no more than a row of Chinese restaurants […]Read more "Ichibuns, Chinatown [Japanese]"
Croatia has been on my bucket list for a while now. The stunning scenery posted all over the internet gave me serious wanderlust. So a few weeks ago, at the peak of the high season (August), I spent 11 days travelling from Zagreb down to Dubrovnik. Here’s a detailed account of what I did, what […]Read more "Panda Eats Croatia: Trip Report"
Panda’s exploits in June, July and August! London Bang Bang Oriental Bang Bang Oriental brings together over 20 stalls in a large UFO like building (designed by architects Sheppard Robson), hovering above the local Morrisons at Colindale. On our visit, a week after their opening, some stalls were still finding their feet and the […]Read more "Panda over the Summer"
“Despite its name, the flavours could pack more punch” So…, Flavour Bastard. Where? Soho obviously! It sits quietly, unlike its name, on the former site of Arbutus. Wait, cross that off, it has a gold splashed door. Entering it you are greeted by a beautifully slick interior, if not a bit hotel lobby slick, as […]Read more "Flavour Bastard, Soho [International]"
This is an “all-you-need-to-know” guide to some of the best places to eat in Nottingham. As a foodie who has lived in Nottingham for 5 years I’ve dined in practically every restaurant worth mentioning (bar the illustrious Sat Bains, but I’ll come for you one day!). Use this guide and you’ll never be stuck for […]Read more "Where to Eat in Nottingham"
So, I’ve been out for a while. Last month I graduated with my master’s degree and have been hit by a period of post uni busy-ness. Amidst travelling around, finding my feet and catching up with life outside the uni bubble I am now back in London and ready to give this blog some much […]Read more "What’s the Panda up to?"