Curio Cabal + TA TA Eatery

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I’m giving Curio Cabal quite a solid rating here which I think is highly justified by the amazing food offered by TA TA here. As I understand it started out as a sort of pop-up residency within this coffeeshop but has now gone permanent (Wednesday to Saturday evenings) for which I’m ever greatful. I believe there are also plans to serve lunch too. “Ta Ta” meaning he and she in Mandarin is run by Zijun Meng and Ana Gonçalves who both worked with Nuno Mendes at Viajante and Chiltern Firehouse. They serve up an amazing family feel fusion of Chinese and Portuguese food. Miso shall […]

Baozi Inn

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You don’ t seem to be able to see the full menu on zomato which is a shame because the dish descriptions are fantastic.  From “magnificent seasoning”, “refreshing garlic”, “slippery fungus” to simply “irresistible”.   I thought the place was famous for bao judging from the name so we had to give that a go.  In addition we ordered spicy wood ear mushrooms, a kelp and bean noodle salad and spicy wanton dumplings.I expect sichuan cuisine to be fiery hot so the mushrooms and dumplings seemed a bit on the bland side but very tasty nonetheless.  The bao was a bit of a disappointment especially […]

Sichuan Folk

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I did warn my co-diners this would be spicy. Most understood me but a couple didn’t really heed my warning… I think they will next time! You leave Sichuan Folk with a very satisfying chilli induced endorphin hit. And a sometimes worrying temporary lack of sensation in you tongue from the tongue numbing Sichuan peppers. We sampled wood ear mushrooms with Sichuan peppers, chicken in spicy tongue numbing sauce, sliced whelks, little duck things in steamed bun, green beans with spicy minced pork and my favourite the boiled fish in ridiculously spicy broth. Miso high on chillies!! Sichuan Folk 32 Hanbury Street Brick Lane London […]