Category: Jonathan

Eat and Drink, Artillery Passage

Despite the name and location, this is a Chinese restaurant in a safe part of London, a short walk from Liverpool Street station. A number of us from the office decided to go there for dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year, and it was one of the best Chinese...

Oud Brugge, Bruges

I believe the name of this restaurant would translate as ‘Old Bruges’ and it is located on the Sint Amandsstraat a short walk from the market square. We were attracted by the mediaeval building with its triangular shaped roof, and the fact it had enough seating for a group...

The Hobbit, Bruges

This grill restaurant is located on the Kemelstraat just a few minutes walk from the very attractive market square in Bruges, Belgium. It looked very welcoming to a group of weary travellers and had a good choice of dishes, so we decided to give it a try. Our choice was also influenced by its...

Squid ratatouille

I bought some squid rings from my local supermarket as they were very fresh and a lot less expensive than I expected. Initially I planned to eat them battered, but the healthier option was to serve with vegetables. I started by removing the inside of two tomatoes and then...

Simple stir fry

Following my recent efforts at pork dumplings below, I realised I had bought rather more of the ingredients than I actually needed. Rather than make dumplings again so soon, and certainly rather than waste anything, I decided on a stir fry. In my experience stir fry is not only...

Large fried pork dumplings

One of my favourite snacks when visiting Taiwan is fried dumplings with soy sauce, not least as you can buy eight small ones for about £1. I didn’t think they would be too difficult to make myself, so gave it a go… I downloaded a recipe from the internet,...

Sri Thong, Widegate Street

Situated in a side street off Bishopsgate, the location of Sri Thong provides a welcome break from the bustle of the City of London. One day last week several of us decided to take lunch there as it was still the holiday period and the office was relatively quiet....

Steak with a tangy onion sauce

Normally I enjoy a steak with Bérnaise sauce or Dijon mustard, but I thought I would try something different this time. I bought a large sirloin steak which, by the time I had removed the fat and gristle, was actually rather small. I had a half red onion left...

Beefburger in a peppercorn sauce

In the mood for a burger, but not from a fast-food outlet, I decided to make one myself. I was surprised how simple it was, and how tasty the result. I bought 200g of minced beef, and mixed it in a bowl with half an egg and a finely...

Pheasant in a red wine sauce

As a welcome alternative to another turkey dinner, I tried pheasant cooked in a red wine sauce. It’s not something I had cooked before, but I had some basic instructions so thought I would give it a go. I bought a pheasant from the local supermarket (in a pack...