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Noodle Inn 25 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DW 020 7287 5953 www.innnoodle.co.uk Tube: Tottenham Court Road The Cost & Date: Tuesday December 16th 2008 for lunch :: £20.90 for 2. Food & Drink: For appetizers, we had steamed pork & chive dumplings (you get four, we had eaten two in the photo). I had a duck la-mian soup (above), and my friend had a pork/chai siu la-mian soup. We also had some tea. Setting: Small,…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Image courtesy of RSC / Daily Mail / Alastair Muir"][/caption] Due to the beauty that is the Royal Shakespeare Company's special student rates where you can see £5, I was able to score two tickets for their 2008/09 London season at The Novello Theatre on the Aldwych. Words can not contain how much I wanted these tickets when I first heard about the cast and the fact I was going to…

This week, I finished book one of Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series and I am about to start book two. I only really need to read it and book three and then I will write a review of the eight books so far. I think I've been on the same scene in Hamlet for two weeks, but I did buy JKR's The Tales of Beedle the Bard last week at Hatchards. I've read the first…

Well, this has proved to a fruitful reading weekend. Since Friday night, I've read books four to eight of the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire) Series by Charlaine Harris. I have not read the first three (and was spoiled by a friend) yet, but I will get back to rereading the series. They are quick reads, and I, like many others were attracted to the series by the HBO TV adaptation of it "True Blood". The…

My Old Place: Authentic Northern Chinese 88 Middlesex Street London, E1 7EZ 020 7247 2200 Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate The Cost & Date: Thursday 20th November 2008 :: £65 for 5. Food & Drink: We had soup, lamb on skewers, pig's feet, fried crab, celery- mushroom- shrimp stir fry, this other dish I can't remember and white rice of course. We had aloe vera for a drink. Setting: Laid back Chinese style. No place…

Stealing the idea from The GirlAlive British Food Experience, here is the first list of "British" foods that I've tried and my thoughts on them. You can get a lot of them in North America and elsewhere, but they are probably not as readily or popular as they are here. Digestives: While most of the foods in this list will not carry over when I move out of the UK, digestives are not one of…

Las Iguanas 36-38 Dean Street Soho London W1D 4PS www.iguanas.co.uk 0207 494 4716 Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus The Cost & Date: Tuesday, 11 November 2008 Dinner. £44.10 (with 12.5% service charge) for two, me and my friend M. Food & Drink: We just made right as happy hour ends which meant we had two Caipirhnas for the price of one. Rioja Chorizo for a starter; we each ordered the paella and…

Sushi Hiroba 50-54 Kingsway (near Holborn station) London WC2B 6EP www.sushihiroba.co.uk/ +44(0)20 7430 1888 The Cost & Date: Lunch for 2 was £12ish. Dinner for 4 was £50ish I think. Food & Drink: For the lunch session, I had salmon maki. For dinner, I had the soba noodles. Tap water for drinks. Setting: Nice decoration. I like the ladies washroom. The sushi bar has revolving mechanism. Service: Nothing to complain or rave about. Story: Both…

As I have expected, my move and my pursuit of my postgraduate degree has hampered my reading. I have read more of Sense and Sensibility since two weeks ago, but I am still not yet half way after a month. In the meantime, I roam around London and this week, I finally made a tour of some of the major bookstores in this town. I love bookstores. What bibliophile doesn't? Like libraries, I get a…

This is my first restaurant review on the blog. I have always wanted to try this out, and now I've moved to London where there are restaurants aplenty and a large possible population to go to them. A few warnings first: I can be a harsh towards eating places. It is not so much that I am picky of food, but I did not grow up going out a lot. While it is not that…