Spicy. Numbing. Addictive. If you're into your spicy food and you love your noodles then those three adjectives tell you all you need to know about Liu Xiaomian.
This street food stall was started by Charlene Liu and her flatmate Liu Qian - who are both from Chongqing, a city in South West China famous for its Sichuan food. When they couldn't get the spicy noodles they loved so much at home, they started doing street food in 2017 at Brick Lane Market where
Earlier this year, Canadian Rick Matharu's Secret Samosa Club popped up in Borough with their cheeseburger samosa and now he's back with another new creation for their latest pop-up (and for a much longer run) in Dalston. And yes, he's converted the British institution bangers 'n mash into a samosa.
But the bangers aren't the only samosas that are on offer.
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He went down a storm as a MasterChef finalist, now Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat is back throwing what sounds to be an unmissable popup in London. Crab Anatomy which, he says merges his medical science knowledge and cooking ability.
He'll be using freshly caught Cornish Crab from Rob Wing in St Mawes in a variety of ways. "It’s always been my dream to combine the best of British produce with my own Thai twist, he says, "
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If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for
If you've been missing Chinese Laundry since they closed in Islington (and also their Highbury and Dalston residencies) another chance is incoming. They're the latest to take over the "No 10 Coulgate" pop-up space (Mother Flipper
If you haven't had a chance to get to HIDE yet, there will soon be another chance to try chef Ollie Dabbous' food in London - he's popping up at Chelsea Barracks, just as there happens to be a certain flower show on nearby.
He's popping up at the Chelsea Barracks, which is a big new development in Belgravia. If you've wanted to see what they've been up to with the site - this will be your first chance and there will
A two week residency, kicking off in Spitalfields tomorrow, sounds worthy of your attention. Kitchen FM is two chefs French-born chefs Fabien Spagnolo and Max Truel. The pair both used to work at Frenchie Covent Garden and Pollen Street Social and most recently were The Corner Room and Stem. They'll be taking over the kitchens at Crispin in Spitalfields for a fortnight, serving up a series of small plates.
Dishes like Focaccia, crab, café de Paris or the rather
London truly does have some great burgers at the moment - and Mother Flipper are clearly up there among the best. But if you've missed them at their various street food market appearances - or are just on the lookout for a really great burger - then you'll want to head down to Brockley. While they've been a fixture on the market there, now they're heading inside, taking up a residency for the whole
We were rather impressed by the way the last pop-up from Dinner Time Stories, Le Petit Chef, told a story on the diners' plates with the help of some fancy projectors. If you went along and enjoyed that - they've a new pop-up/show/meal on the way called Banquet of Hoshena. This time they're
Yes, London has some of the World's Best Bars (and a certain upcoming opening is a definite contender for next year's no 1) but lately, we've seen some of the best bars elsewhere in the world come to us too. So if you've ever fancied visiting the best
We do quite love Le Bun burgers so it's very good indeed to hear about their return to London. While it was possible to eat Le Bun burgers at the sadly departed Carte Blanche in London Fields, this will be a proper return for the French/American-inspired burgers by Andy Taylor.
This time, they're in
Keeping it simple at Borough Market this spring are The Beefsteaks. After a couple of successful guests spots the street traders, who describe themselves as "an 18th Century exclusive London steak club reimagined as inclusive 21st Century street food", have been given a space of their own for the next two months.
They'll be taking over the old Exotic Meat Company space next to Brindisa until the end of April. To begin with they'll start by serving
The Dairy's next door counter restaurant Counter Culture has been roaming the world in inspiration for its menus. Recently we've had Mexican and Caribbean
We already have Avobar in Covent Garden, and now there's a new all-avocado experience coming to London if you just can't get enough of them. This time it's the turn of The Avocado Shop, a pretty popular Amsterdam restaurant (that's also appeared in Brussels).
As you can imagine - there are a LOT of avocados on the menu (which they pride themselves on getting them from sustainable
If you’ve been kicking yourself for missing Hawker Chan’s temporary visit to London last year - and considering the frankly epic queues, we don’t blame you - then here’s some very important news.
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