Being the foodie that we are, I've decided to chronicle our London adventure from the viewpoint of food. Here are the highlights.
Duck and Waffles
First day in London, we were given a treat at "Duck and Waffles" by my colleague Junxiong.
|View from the restuarant|
|The famous Duck and Waffles|
After catching "Mathilda" at West End, we decided to pop into one of the "Japanese" restaurants on the way back. Little did we know that this little place has been voted one of the "must-eats" in London.
|Prepared from raw ingrdients right in front of you|
|The finished product|
Buckingham Palace Cafe
This cafe is located on the grounds of the palace itself. We decided to lunch here after the palace tour.
|ice-cream made from milk from the Royal Farms|
Burger and Lobster
How can we miss out on this joint? Needs no explanation.
Largest oysters I've ever had.
Thomas Cafe - the only Burberry Cafe in the World
We stumbled into this "one in the world" Burberry cafe while window shopping at the Regeant Street flagship store. Their specialty? - Lobster of course!Verdict? Not bad but I rather eat at "Burger and Lobster".
La Porte des Indes
The UK once seriously considered making curry their national dish. Needless to say we had to try the curry in London. Right opposite our hotel was this nondescript (or so we thought) Indian restaurant which looked quite decent. Imagine our surprise when we entered. There was space enough for a few large parties, complete with a man-made waterfall and lounge area. Once again we stumbled upon a gem. Apparently "La Porte des Indes" was a winner of several food accolades, by the look of the certificates lining the wall. Thankfully, it lived up to it's fame. The French-inspired Creole Indian cusine was one of the best we had on this trip.