My London Food Adventure

July 31

I got to spend some time in London this month. It was the first time I was back since I finished my degree and everything felt so wonderfully familiar. While I love the feeling of discovering a completely new place, there is something nice about returning to a city that holds so many great memories. I basically wandered for hours upon hours every day, the only structure often being a number of food markets I wanted to stop by along the way. This trip confirmed that I am a market addict. I realize that most people would not centre a trip to London around the food markets (that are absurdly and wonderfully abundant), but I certainly did.

Before I get to the markets though, there were actually a few restaurants I went to that I really enjoyed. The first, is Bone Daddies. There are very few restaurants that I would be willing to eat at when it’s 30C outside, when I only intend to eat hot soup, and where I know I will be dying of heat in a small space with very little air circulation. Needless to say, Bone Daddies gave me a reason to suck it up (and sweat it out) twice. I have very rarely had the opportunity to eat at a ramen place where the vegetarian fare that they offer is so delicious and satisfying. The mushroom broth was packed full with mushrooms, noodles, tofu, greens and a perfectly runny boiled egg. I can hardly imagine how they get so much flavour into the broth, but I’m going to have to try. In fact, that will probably be a recurring theme over the next couple of paragraphs: I have to try and make this at home.

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2 thoughts on “My London Food Adventure

  1. Gillian corless

    Watch the movie “Ramen Girl” to start to understand how they get the depth of flavour. It is a lifetime commitment to putting your soul into perfecting the broth. From how you select each vegetable you buy, to how you transcend cooking and enter into alchemy. No joke, check it out!

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    1. mysecondbreakfast Post author

      I’ll definitely check it out. Have you seen ‘Jiro dreams of sushi’? It sounds similar and is also a wonderful movie.

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