Asian

Roti Chai – 7/10

One remembers the 70’s. A time of flaired trousers, tank tops, platform shoes and flock paper in Indian restaurants. Alas and hurrah, those days have gone, the fashions of the 70’s are now curiosities in the Victoria and Albert clothing section and today’s… Read More ›

Ho ho ho!

Well actually mes amis, it is not Christmas and Santa is not on his way to drop presents down your chimney. Although one does understand that in Northern parts of the United States it has been Xmas for an extended… Read More ›

Dishoom delivers… 8/10 – ££

“Meet at 12.15 on Thursday at Dishoom” texted Pettigrow.  As a fellow gourmand and lunch companion extraordinaire, one knows that Pettigrow’s recommended rendezvous would prove a worthwhile sortie. Thursday was a sweltering, yet beautiful English summer’s day. One wished to be reclining in a deckchair in the countryside enjoying a cream… Read More ›

Every painted plate? – 8/10

Art lovers!! Shiori‘s chef, Takashi Takagi is an artist! Six courses of the tasting menu and each one a masterpiece framed on a beautiful plate. For £65 per head one commences with a tofu square in a dainty bowl, followed by a clear soup containing green leaves coated with a most… Read More ›

Khan’s 3/10

Khan’s is a renowned Indian eatery in Queensway, London. It is cavernous with large pillars bedecked with faux palms. One remembers it was a magical, buzzy, bazaar-like emporium in one’s younger days. Queuing was de rigeur unlike tonight (Sunday). One soon realised why. No queue, no atmosphere. The waiter grunted as… Read More ›