MGM Grand Las Vegas – why do buffets’ have a stigma?

The MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world when it opened in 1993, I came here during January 2016 to find out what the cheap as chips buffet was like. I’m going to insert a disclaimer right here though before you past…

Mama San Bali – she didn’t spank me!

Mama San is an antiquated term that refers to a woman of authority in a geisha house or drinking holes in South East Asia – I salut this woman and I have no idea why Chef Will Meyrick & Palm Amatawet named their restaurant this. Perhaps…

Wild Ginger – Midtown NYC – An Asian blend

Sometimes when you’re hunger-over, jet-lagged or feeling work-shy about getting your next meal and need something on your doorstep, which is half decent then Wild Ginger may be just what you need. It was hitting the chord for me whilst my hotel was based close…

Má Pêche – Another one from the David Chang stable

Má Pêche is another spawn from the Momofuku stable and it’s conveniently located in Midtown in the Chambers Hotel of 56th Street. Má Pêche meaning “mother peach” in French-Vietnamese serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Despite the windowless, high ceiling room the design of the venue…

Momofuku Ssäm Bar- NYC – my first Hirata bun experience

Restauranteur, TV personality, French culinary school graduate David Chang opened his second restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar in August 2006 within Manhattan and it aims to create globally influenced, seasonally-led dishes. Chang is of Korean descent, raised in Vienna of Virginia but the cuisine here is cross-cultural, a few random…

Bó Drake – An Asian blend in Soho

Bó Drake has been in the Soho food scene since February 2015 and it brings East Asian flavours to a 60 cover no bookings Greek Street venue driven by British seasonal ingredients. Dishes come with a splattering of fermented, pickled, BBQ and smoked techniques and the…

Dinerama – the 3rd child of Streetfeast

Dinerama the 2 floored trifecta from street food blazers Street Feast first opens back in June 2015 but goes into a brief hiatus after a dodgy kitchen appliance sets the place alight just a few weeks after opening. However, this doesn’t stop a strong bounce-back as during my…

Shackfuyu – Review (Soho) Pop-up turns permanent

The Asian food craze seems to be going from strength to strength, with countless bao outlets, pop-ups, ramen joints, dumpling shacks, Korean BBQ’s, Asian inspired street food stalls and much more popping up all over the place. It’s really on the curve at the moment…

Bao Soho – Review – was it worth the wait?

Bao London is a Soho highlight, launched in April 2015 from humble beginnings, a 6 seat hut in fact at Netil Market of Hackney by the fabulous trio Wai-Ting Chung, brother Shing Tat Chung and his girlfriend Er Chen Chang. The siblings grew up in Nottingham whilst…

Little Bao pop up Review (Soho) Gone but not forgotten

The owner/chef of cult restaurant Little Bao in Hong Kong, May Chow showcased her signature dishes for only 1 week only from the 8th – 13th of September 2015, in Soho Kitchen and Bar of Old Compton Street which is owned by Nick Jones . Nick was out in Hong Kong during…