I recently started working in Soho, which of course has been the perfect excuse to eat even more delicious things.
As my wallet and waistline can both testify, there are some downsides, but I am enjoying discovering interesting lunch places, new bars and fun snacks.
Researching a good place to get a bubble tea, I came across a review of a rose milk tea at Cuppacha. Rose is a favourite of mine, perfumed and sweet, but aside from rose cream chocolates, not very common in UK dishes. This has always seemed bizarre to me, given the long association between England and roses.
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Full disclosure – I did not drink this.
H is fond of Trung Nguyen coffee, and they have a large office/outlet in Hanoi (52 Hai Ba Trung).
Originally we headed there to buy coffee to take home, but while browsing, H noticed that you could have a cup of their extremely expensive Legendee coffee.
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I don’t like coffee. I do like eggs. But egg coffee? When I first heard those two words put together I spent some time trying to envisage what it would be.
A poached egg floating in a cup of coffee? A kind of coffee shake?
It’s actually this:
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I find it strange that Vietnamese food is not more prevalent in the UK. I suppose it isn’t strange, as it doesn’t have the same history with the UK as some cuisines do, or isn’t as visited a destination, but the food itself has the right combination of freshness, sparkling flavours and exotic appeal to prove popular with this country’s jaded palettes.
I am assuming our palettes are jaded because in the average supermarket one can find 6 different flavours of hummus.
Anyway, The Hanoi Bike Shop recently popped up in Ruthven Lane in the West End of Glasgow. The family members we were visiting were all in favour of going, so we popped in for lunch one day.
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