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The best thing ever?
Changed my mood in ten seconds from one of being slightly nervous and vexed to feeling... tranquil.
didn't eat meat? unless cod means something else in sushi language.
But on occassion I do.
I get guilt, of course.
It's pretty hypocritical.
If you make a moral decision on something, you should really live by it...
Or should you? I'm no buddhist monk or anything...
This should be in the philosophy board.
Oh wait. Wrong forum.
but I'd like to incorporate a lot more vegetarian food into my diet.
Cos otherwise I'm going to die.
I love sushi, that is all.
They had a lot of veggie stuff but it was too hard to pick it out based on the menu.
Plus it was frickin expensive and you were hungry soon after.
Still, great place to be in and I loved the little conveyorbelt aspect and such.
Including wine and 8 different dishes. Not bad, I thought.
but not filling...Well I didn't find it so.
For Â£27 you could probably get a much nicer Indian.
You could get 9 of those excellent chinese buffet takeaways from those places in Greek Street...
(Though admittedly no wine.)
Although it psychologically didn't feel like I'd eaten, because there hadn't been a big plate of food in front of me... just a series of small dishes. But if you actuallly put all the food I ate onto a plate, it would have been the size of a 'normal' meal I reckon.
I like Indian food too. And Thai. And Chinese. And Vietnamese. Although I'd be slightly hard pushed to identify Chinese from Cantonese or Vietnamese.
would be horrified by your last sentance Brainlove.
Vietnamese seems lighter, Cantonese seems to use more heavy gravy-type sauces. I have only had Cantonese once or twice. Chinese food often seems to be some kind of fusion of basically all oriental-type foods squashed onto one menu.
You're right about Chinese food there, my mum refuses to eat from chinese resturants as she see's them as a bastardisation of the food she grew up with.
And the stuff is never as good as when you're actually there.
How is Cantonese food not Chinese? Serious question: I thought Cantonese was a Chinese dialect and so, presumably, an area within China? I'm probably just being dense.
Canton is a city in China I thnk.
Cantonese is also spoken in Hong Kong.
My relatives first language is Cantonese as they lived in that region before they fled to malaysia, Cantonese is spoken in many countries.
where there's a very nice arts centre that showed the entire Cremaster cycle.
Not that I watched it. Or that it's in any way relevant.
Unless you want the inside of your head to feel like a David Lynch fi/ David Cronenberg collaboration.
feels like that anyway.
I imagined yours to be more like a Mike Leigh film / espisode of Newsnight with additional jousting and fables.
I have never seen a Mike Leigh film. So I don't know what yr talking about.
I like Newsnight though.
And probably jousting. Or I imagine I would like it. If I tried it. Like parachuting or skiing.
actually, what the hell are you talking about?
I think you'd like Mike Leigh films. 'Secrets & Lies' and 'Naked' especially. 'Naked' is a fucking masterpiece.
As for jousting and fables, maybe it was that new song of yours about being a king and stuff.
she's actually wrightylew.
and oyster sauce so much you could just hook me up to a drip of that stuff and I'd have a permenant shit eating grin on my face.
makes me wanna spew.
i've never tried it, obviously. I'm just doing the stereotypical 'Ugh! Raw fish!' reaction.
And it's not all raw... you can order cooked dishes too. It's so juicy and tender, the texture isn't at all jelly-ish like you might expect.
smoked salmon Bamos?
Yeah, I have. I don't much care for it. They always give it to us at press launches, trying to make out that they're posh with champagne and rolled up fish. I poo-poo their attempts at high-class dining, and eat a Big Mac in their FACES.
Ahem. Anyway. I just don't much like fish to be honest.
tastes of batter and whatever you put on it.
A very good chippy is one that can make the fish taste like fish.
tastes good when smothered with mushy peas anyway.
after the meal last night. I just though Bamos might be a fish and chips man :) or fish pie!
Didn't he break your heart?
I like sushi, but I don't get to eat it much because none of my so-called friends are willing to try it.
but I think I'd still be hungry afterwards and end up having a bagel.
plus it's too expensive. especially on a miner's wage.
is it time for lunch yet?
But I will allow elevenses. Mmmm, reasons4eating...
in the form of toast and a cup of tea. I might even have a biscuit.
the pre-dinner snack? That's the next meal on my agenda.
it's only a matter of time before packs of ready made sushi sushi are available at fast food resturants as they must be realising what a money spinner sushi could be.
You can already pop into the supermarket to pick them up for lunch.
dotted around london which already does takeaway sushi which operates on the whole fast food ethos - cheap and yum!
I'm getting both happier and thinner just thinking about it.
i wish i was nearby. :(
the japan centre in piccadilly circus is also very good for sushi, i've been told.
I'm in Soho tomorrow night for All You Can Eat. Ommm is playing! He's like another Germlin-type genius. I might have to go for sushi again first.
it's all about the cheapness.
wasabi does 2 pieces of sushi for Â£1/Â£1.50. total bargain.
HOWEVER - I am not a massive Japanese food fan, but have been converted... The Bento (it could be The Bento Box) in Camden, next door to The Jazz Cafe is AMAZING - the service is incredible, and it's all kinda low key but nice... The waiters are hilarious (I went with 4 guys and 1 other girl and all they were trying to do was pick up my male friends) and well, I just highly highly recommend it... So, do it!
Yo! Sushi - I only knew the one on Poland Street, next door to Phonica, which now is LUCKY VOICE karaoke (another fun spot - but only when hideously drunk, alas)..
standing on your head, drinking some water and singing the french national anthem backwards.
just stick to the stuff with the coloured rims, weird as that may sound and anyway Brainers, WAGAMAMA is the best food in the world - the McDonalds of the chattering classes
and a small mention to Oi! Bagel as the best named shop in the world. PROLEFACT
It seemed quite pedestrian though? And I disagree about ordering stuff of the menu. That's the best stuff.
I had something off the menu and it was lukewarm and all clammy and rach had something that was clearly neither fish nor flesh but purported to be 'prawn' - it was the one near the Besty Trotwoodm so that will 'learn' us. The one at Paddington is the best as its a new slant on the romance of travel
Where's my delay pedal anyway cheeky>?
I ordered Miso Black Cod and it was one of my favourite things I've ever tasted. The crab roll Kolla ordered was a bit funny though. Mashed crab meat with quite a sour seasoning and thin wrap of nori that meant it all came squishing out of the sides as soon as you touched it, like a sandwich with too much filling.
I was just being playful -Miso black cod does sound exciting actually - maybe I will revise my opinion, though nowhere tops Leo's on Kingsland Road for the finest fare anywhere - well the hangover breakfasts the size of Jupiter (and Jupitus)
Have you tried the Turkish breakfast at Bodrums? That's in your neck of the proverbial woods isn't it..
and therefore totally frabjous!
which can be found on Wardour Street, and somewhere in Noho.. it is amazing.. I've been eating the Thai food for six years there.. and it's easy dining.. much better than Wagamama's.. and it's cheaper in a way! Nicer dining experience.. the dark wood and low lit lighting can make it a casual experience, or romantic experience.. and you share tables with other diners.. It's tres nice.
would that be if you do the washing up? ;-D
And the cheapness.
it's a 'comfort' thang for me.. I love the lighting, and the smell of the incense.. YUM! This is making me hungry now... and all I have is the option of CORPORATE PRET RUBBISH... or... very expensive city sandwhich shops.. :-(
It is cheap there, innit? For good food.. Hmm...
So it's kinda the same for me.
I have taken every visitor to London there since then, as hommage.. Funny that..
I think its the people. Fuck off media specs!
in shoreditch does nice thai if you don't mind eating in a dingy pub.
... love that place.
is good but the service has always been a bit hit and miss when i've been there.
au lac - just a bit further down - is my favourite or the one on the opposite side next to the bus stop which name i don't remember. :)
and very drunk...
The Bricklayers Arms does BRILLIANT thai food, actually... And not too pricey.. I like it there too for drinks, and a reasonable juke box too... Nice in summer... until they put yellow lines out the front asking you not to drink past them.. Prats... *ticked off again*
but I walk past it every day.
I should go, or something.
And a reasonable wine list.