MAY 2022

I genuinely thought that I’d already written this blog post but alas, I had not.

May was a busy month filled with foodie catch ups with friends, an ASMR exhibition, visiting Stoke Newington for the first time and getting my balayage topped up for the first time since last September! Honestly, time is moving far too quickly for my liking.

We hosted two brilliant events at work: Wherever I Lay My Hat for London Craft Week and our second collaboration with All Saints and I handed in my resignation. While I have loved working there, it felt like the right time to move onto a new challenge…whatever that may be.

Let’s start the month with a steamy bowl of Filipino-Japanese ramen at Ramo Ramen in Soho with Tina and Hermina.

We ordered the Miso Maple Wings to share as our starter – they were promising with a delicious crispy and sticky texture but the flavour was far too strong in my opinion. For my main, I ordered the Sinigang ramen which was delicious but I expected a more generous portion size for £15.

Gorgeous views through Holland Park on the way to meet Bushbaby at the Design Museum.

ASMR exhibition at the Design Museum.

Chilling in Café Nero in Reading before meeting Harry and Em for an evening of trying on bridesmaid’s dresses.

Mine and Bushbaby’s first visit to Stoke Newington.

The Salvation Army charity shop and café was my fave even though I didn’t buy anything on this trip but it’s always fun to explore new areas regardless!

Tofu Vegan in Islington with Hannah T 🙂

An outdoor dinner at Hoppers with Anna in King’s Cross – so nice to be able to enjoy the sunshine after work and I loved the prawn and green mango curry and roti but it’s quite pricy for the portion size. I also tried the egg hopper which I didn’t dig but glad that I tried it.

Balayage and a haircut at Rush in Ealing – they do discounts on Tuesdays!

I’d never been to Ealing before so it was nice to check it out, but there’s better parts of London to visit.

Went for a wander in Central London before meeting Tash for dinner.

Really enjoyed dinner at Rasa Sayang – the portion sizes were so generous!

CDY lookin’ cute.

Wherever I Lay My Hat exhibition for London Craft Week.

Second collaboration with All Saints.

Finally got around to trying Dim Sum Duck in King’s Cross with Bushbaby – as the restaurant is tiny and they don’t take bookings, we plonked ourselves down on a table outside.

The hot and sour soup was delicious and I was torn between a few dishes for my main, so I asked the waiter who said that the Beef Brisket Curry was their best dish.

Reader, I took his advice.

Overall, I’d say that it was good but too heavy on the chunky ingredients and the sauce was a bit too thick for me. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this dish, but I’d definitely like to go back to try some of their other dishes.

Flat Iron had been on my list for quite a while – I loved the look of the simple menu and the 4.5 star Tripadvisor reviews. Alas, I wasn’t a fan.

The steak was chewy and the sides were too salty, but the restaurant in Borough is lovely so it would be nice to go there for a drink if you’re in the area.

Ending on a high with a delicious hotpot buffet at Sichuan Folk with Tina!


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