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Ramen Resolution – Kanada-Ya

Ramen Resolution – Kanada-Ya

As I rushed from Tottenham Court Road station to Kanada-Ya last Friday I realised how much this part of town has changed in the last 10 years. Where once stood The Astoria lies just a big empty space 😢. There use to be a little row of asian food restaurants around Denmark Street which were always packed, sadly most of those have now closed to make way for the Elizabeth Line 😢😢. Kanada-Ya is a small restaurant just a little further towards Holborn…

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Ramen Resolution – Sakuramen

Ramen Resolution – Sakuramen

I did a lot of walking in Washington D.C. Like, a LOT! My wandering in Washington took me to Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. A short stop on a bench to watch a girl hula-hooping and I instinctively reloaded the list I’d found of the best ramen joints in D.C. To my luck, one was just around the corner. Not just any old ramen, this was the one which offered the option of adding cheese! The Japanese don’t seem to be massive dairy…

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Ramen Resolution – Bantam King

Ramen Resolution – Bantam King

Back in January I committed to a year of eating more noodles. This has had the added bonus advantage of making dinner choices so much easier. If ever I’m stuck, pondering what to eat, a simple solution is ramen! That was the case this week in Washington D.C. Sure, I could have had a burger, or a Philly Cheese Steak, or a kebab from one of the thousands of trucks. But I’m committed to my quest for noodles, and I…

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Ramen Resolution – Koi Ramen

Ramen Resolution – Koi Ramen

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Friday night is noodle night!  After one of the longest weeks at work in a while (I’ve clocked up 102 hours) I couldn’t be bothered cooking. I didn’t fancy the typical takeaway staples, but thankfully found the nearby Koi Ramen on Deliveroo! I was skeptical about what they would actually be like when they arrived, but anything was better than slaving in the kitchen! This is sort of what ramen is all…

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Ramen Resolution – Monohon

Ramen Resolution – Monohon

Six months in to my ramen resolution I’m averaging one new restaurant per month, which, frankly, is rather less than I had hoped for when I set myself this goal way back in January. Mohohon translates from Japanese as “The Real Thing”, a very apt name for the ramen that we tried out last weekend, which are up there with some of the best I’ve had. I’d spent the day drinking incredible cocktails at The Alchemist near Liverpool Street but…

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My challenge to emergency planners in the wake of Manchester

My challenge to emergency planners in the wake of Manchester

I want to preface this short post with two caveats I think the responders in Manchester have done, and continue to do, an incredible job. Not just the emergency services, not just the NHS staff, but everyone who has helped in any way. It’s a clear demonstration of the many supporting the few. My sincere condolences are with all the families of those killed, and with anyone affected by Monday’s events. I encourage you to dig deep and donate to…

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Ramen Resolution – Bone Daddies

Ramen Resolution – Bone Daddies

As much as I like to think I am, I’m definitely not cool enough to live in East London. Wonky haircuts, Dr Martens, skinny jeans…it’s  just not my aesthetic. However, I lured Adam and Melissa there this weekend to visit a cat estate agent. That’s correct, an estate agent for cats! It’s an art thing. It’s a charity thing. It was a bit of a let-down if I’m honest, but here’s cat Taj Mahal… After schlepping all the way to Old…

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