In a nutshell: places I’ve tried but not blogged - Mei Mei’s Jian Bing, Daylesford organic cafe and Brindisa tapas
Jian Bing at Mei Mei’s Street Cart
Jian Bing is a street food in Beijing, sort of like Chinese savoury crepes. It actually originated in Tian Jing, a city very close to Beijing (Tian Jing people often say we ruined their original flavour, probably true). We often eat these pipping hot pancakes for breakfast on the way to school. Watch it spread on the pan, spread a mess of chilli sauce - pure nostalgia. Mei Mei’s cart can be found at Camden Lock Market on weekends but do follow her twitter to track whereabouts. The Jian Bing here is not as authentic as the ones in Beijing since it’s sweetened for western taste but still great to eat (you can request it without the sweet sauce). Chinatown started to flip Jian Bing now, but they look quite trashy so haven’t bothered to try.
Pizarro and Jose may have stolen the spotlight for tapas in the London Bridge area but Brindisa still deserves a special mention. No booking allowed so right from 5.30pm the bar gets completely packed. It’s always buzzing, busy, noisy, casual, basically everything of a tapas bar. We had cheesy croquetas, selection of great Iberico hams and some very tender beef cheeks. One of my favourite places in Borough Market!
Tube: London Bridge
18-20 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TJ
No booking allowed
Daylesford Organic Cafe
I eat at the cafe in Daylesford Organic (Pimlico) about 2-3 times a week. Very much like eating in a grocery store, this cafe in Chelsea has so much to love, especially the daily specials menu. It changes everyday, can range from perfectly cooked duck breasts, pan-fried chicken livers to poached pollock. Or go for their healthy salads, served with organic cheese from their own creamery. Brunch is served on weekends, oh and their apple crumble is amazing, topped with a thin layer of oats.
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Tube: Sloane Sq
44B Pimlico Road
London SW1W 8LP
020 7881 8060