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?"
Nottingham Hing Kee Beeston’s very own bubble tea and asian snack emporium. I had been here a few years ago and thought their bubble tea was decent, at least for this far flung suburb all the way up in Notts but unfortunately their taro milk tea, on this visit, was surprisingly watery. The bubble waffles, […]Read more "Panda in May"