That’s right- new dates! It’s being organized through global site EatWith.com so you can see all the fun stuff there!
So what’s on the menu this time? Why, it’s a 5 course meal!
- Gomadofu: savoury sesame squares with wasabi
- Fresh yuba: soya milk skin
- Tamagoyaki: eggy roll
- Gyoza course: fresh pan-fried dumplings
- Takoyaki: “octopus” balls
- Traditional miso soup
- Short grain rice
- Tsukemono: mixed handmade pickles
- Japanese-style hand made dessert TBA; such as: ohagi, green tea cake, sesame gelato, etc
- Various Japanese teas to try: sencha, genmaicha, mugicha, etc
- Japanese apertif (Non alcoholic available)
When: Monday, 18 November 7-10 pm
Tuesday, 26 November 7-10 pm
Where: Finchley Central, North London, address given after donation is given
How much: £28 pre-pay donation through EatWith (bank transfer & Paypal available too)
Drinks? A Japanese apertif is included as a free taster; but please BYOB for yourself or to share.
*No donation refunds. I don’t really make anything off of this, but the money goes to planning the food, drinks, and good times! If you cannot make it, please give your spot to a friend (let me know, it’s no problem!). I hope you understand!
Hey friends and lovers! Join us in London on July 13 for the first ever London Vegan Beerfest!
Go to the London Vegan Beerfest website for all the details about tickets, VIP goodies and all the veggie BBQ yummies!
Tickets are on sale the morning of Monday 17 June and they WILL sell out. So grab a friend and drink some brewskis everyone can enjoy!
I lived in different places in my nearly 3 years in Japan, but they were all around the large Kansai area that surrounds Osaka. Tokyo is amazing, but I feel Osaka is the heart and soul of Japan. Osaka is especially famous for its food and comedy. All the happy things!
Japanese nights are always the most popular, but I thought I would change it up a bit and highlight my favourite region. As you know, Japanese food is exploding in the London food scene. Okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage “pancake”) is the hot item right now and happens to be the “king” of Osakan food, but not everyone can eat it. So let’s change that!
takoyaki- octopus-free octopus balls
Inspired by my love of Osaka, I now present:
Osaka Festival Food Night
- Takoyaki (“octopus” balls)
- Gyoza (potstickers)
- Japanese potato salad
- Yakitori (“chicken” sticks)
- Inari zushi (sweet fried tofu sushi)
- Ohagi (sweet bean/rice dessert)
- Macha cake
- Candied sweet potato
- Umeshu taster (homemade plum cordial)
Come hungry for this one!
Another great group enjoying surprisingly great weather for the Krazy Korean Fusion Lunch!
Bibimbap grilled rice bowl
more photos below
Mango green tea bubble tea
Roasted soy beans
Spicy mushroom soup
Freshly made tofu with soya dipping sauce
Sweet soy glazed mushrooms
Spicy bean sprouts
Spicy bibimbap sauce
Crunchy macaroni and kim-cheeze with “bacon”
Sweet & spicy hot wings
Roasted cauliflower with sweet soy
Garlicky cauliflower leaves with ginger juice
Apricot, coconut and toasted pecan buns with sweetened coconut milk and toasted sesame seeds
Jasmine flower tea
Toasted brown rice green tea
Starring guest chef Biyama to bring you authentic made-from-scratch Nigerian food…
and it’s vegan to boot!
A selection of soups, sides and snacks
So what is Nigerian food? Lots of delicious simmered one-pot dishes with very bright and distinct flavours. It has that lovely thick, richness characteristic of West African dishes. The features are, well, I will paraphrase Wikipedia: lots of spices and herbs to create deeply flavoured sauces and soups. Nigerian feasts are colourful and lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in oil are plentiful and varied.
It can be spicy, but don’t worry! We are going to keep it flavourful rather than spicy and we will have chilli sauce on the side should you like some.
Here are a selection of the Nigerian dishes we will be having:
- Jollof rice (a tomato based rice) with spicy tomato sauce on the side
- Fried plantains
- Bean salad
- Tuwo shinkafa- pounded rice
- Egusi Soup – Melon seed and spinach soup*
- Miyan Tauche- Peanut and sorrel soup* with “chicken”
- Kale, onion and peanut salad
- Puff puff- doughnuts
- Tropical fresh fruit salad
- Home made ice cream
- Zobo- a hibiscus drink
- Alcoholic Zobo
* It’s called “soup” but it is really like a rich curry.
(And I am drooling just thinking about it. You will not go hungry!)
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I was recently contacted for a surprise hen party. The bride is vegan and her thoughtful friends thought a surprise dark chocolate tasting and making session would be a great addition to the weekend in the country. (She jumped up and down squealing, so I think it was a good idea!) And I was delighted they came to me.
Bride-to-be with her and her hens’ truffles
You may or may not know that before I moved to London, I had my own chocolate company for 5 years. It is no longer in business, but you can see photos here. I’ve continued chocolatier-ing a bit with past jobs, so it was great to get my hands chocolately again! I have also hosted wine tastings, so the ladies were treated to a crash course in wine tasting while pairing with different chocolates.
What was made:
Various flavours of truffles, filled chocolates and mix-and-match chocolate bars, and playing with luster dust and chocolate “tattoos”.
Creations: Goji & chilli, cashew & apricot, lavender crunch, pepita & black pepper bars! Mmmmm
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Japanese Dinner #4; 27 April 2013 – Sold out.
Drinks: Ume-shu (plum cordial), raspberry shrub spritzer, mugicha (roasted barley tea)
Fresh yuba (warm soymilk skin)
Gomadofu (savoury sesame squares) with soy sauce and wasabi
Tamagoyaki (sweet & salty eggy rolls)
Renkon chips (fried lotus root)
Nasu donburi (Aubergine rice bowl)
(Potato salad) with pickled cucumbers, carrots and onions
Tonkatsu (tofu-”pork” cutlet) with cabbage salad, sauce, and lemon wedge
Takoyaki (“octopus” balls with konnyaku- sea yam) with sauce, mayo, and aonori-ko (powdered seaweed)
Miso soup with wakame (type of seaweed), daikon (mooli radish) and spring onion.
White sesame gelato
White & black toasted sesame brittle
All handmade, of course!