Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Toys R Us Christmas Advert 2017 - "Geoffrey the Part Time Reindeer"

LOL!! This might be the Christmas advert I'm looking for!! 

Compared to last year, Toys R Us have changed their theme. 

This year we have an animated advert. Santa enters Toys R Us, buys all of his toys, comes out of the store and finds all of his reindeers have gone. Where have they got to? They're playing in the store, having fun with the toys... In the end Geoffrey the Giraffe ends up being a "reindeer" for the evening... Hilarious!

Link: https://youtu.be/B72y_OByf_4

Not a bad advert! Funny!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

ASDA Christmas Advert 2017 - "Best Christmas Ever"

ASDA almost made it into my good books...

Here we have a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory theme. A girl and her grandfather find themselves trespassing into a Christmas factory, they look around at all the wonderful technologies and see how things are made... Soon the security guard comes along with the girl's bag (why did she even put it down in the first place?!)... The guard isn't angry at them but takes them around the factory...

Link: https://youtu.be/Rd9wKCy1pAE

What a shame, I thought this ad had a good start but ended up being quite boring... Think they could have thought of a better ending... 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Aldi Christmas Advert 2017

Oh no! Kevin the Carrot is back! ^_^

The advert might be deleted from last year, but thankfully I wrote a brief description of last year's ad.

Kevin the Carrot escapes from being the nose of a snowman, he thinks he sees Santa but actually sees a chef on a train serving a Christmas dinner, he climbs to the top of the table and sees a pretty female carrot. His mission: to get to the female carrot... He faces a lot of challenges amongst the table of food... poked by a fork, a sound of a cork, a gingerbread man is broken in half (thought to be a murder taken place)... then suddenly a spoonful of peas flies in the air and Kevin the Carrot tries to save the female carrot. He's hit by a pea! Kevin then says "I think I just pea'd myself" OMG! In the end it's a Titanic the movie theme. Leo and Kate scenario whilst Santa drives the train in the air...


Am I impressed? Nah... But seems to be better than the other Christmas ads this year.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Range Christmas Advert 2017 - "Presents"

Who the heck are The Range?!

They're a furniture store in the U.K. I've never seen them before...

Well this seems to be a straight to the point Christmas advert. Compete with your neighbours on who has the best lights, presents and Christmas body suit. Santa versus the Turkey. ๐Ÿ˜

Link: https://youtu.be/Qo4RXcS8GX8

Simple!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Boots Christmas Advert 2017 - "#ShowThemYouKnowThem"

Que! What's with the Christmas adverts this year?!! Why are there so many past and present themes going on?! We're on a Christmas story telling crisis.

I'm actually writing this a day after it's been released (but now out for a week). It's a slightly boring ad from Boots's usually boastful style. We've become a sad nation of remembering the past during Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜ซ Here we see a two sister theme again remembering about the past they had as a family. Perfume, lipstick, makeup... and the common sister-to-sister argument.

Link: https://youtu.be/9cAhAqgLiIA

Brrrrr... Sweet but boring.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Tesco Christmas Advert 2017 - "Turkey, Every Which Way" #EveryonesWelcome

Woah, CONTROVERSIAL!!

Think I can understand why lots were a bit hyped on this one. My thoughts below. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Turkey! Why must we eat turkey at Christmas? It becomes dry whilst roasting it. Can't people choose something else to eat? Tesco have chosen to film several different types of families roasting a turkey or just getting together for the festive season. The turkey is always the topic of a family feud it seems. How long one must bake a turkey, depending on the size - one to two hours, possibly longer. Just remember to defrost it, clean it, season it, constantly turning it in the oven... And also choose the right size for your oven!!!

Link: https://youtu.be/qSUkAURUU1I

For one thing I'm sure about are Muslims (also Sikhs and Asians... seems to be no Chinese in the ad) don't really celebrate Christmas, like Buddhists and Christians don't celebrate Eid. I have many Muslim friends but they would still respect this tradition as they're in the Western world and it's mainly for their kids and friends. As I've grown up, and as a Chinese person, I've grown out of the Christmas theme at home but still celebrate the festivity with friends...

Other controversial topic on the many centuries is a gay couple in the advert. I think the Christian nation is offended. Why be? For many centuries gay people have existed. Think of the Roman times! 

I wonder if anyone has roasted turkey like a Chinese roast duck before... Interesting...
Quite offended by there being no Chinese in the ad. Joke! ๐Ÿ˜…

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Debenhams Christmas Advert 2017 - "#YouShall Find Your Fairytale Christmas"

Beginning to get a bit dreary of the Christmas adverts this year! ๐Ÿ˜† 

I used to like Debenhams's Christmas adverts or did I? No, no, their #FoundIt advert was alright. 

This year we have a story telling theme (Cinderella sort of theme), where a girl sits opposite a guy. Guy and girl falls in love for a brief few minutes. Girl leaves the train. Guy sees a sparkling show on the floor, but was it even hers?! She was wearing black shoes. She was holding her bags quite tightly... how on Earth did she lose that shoe?!! ๐Ÿ˜•Anyway, social media helps this soon-to-be couple to unite, and for her to get her shoe back. 

Link: https://youtu.be/fyNhzFYP3ts

I admit I had a tiny smile at the end, mainly because of the story teller, but thinking at the same time that this is so typical! Love the sparkly dress by the way!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Barbour Christmas Advert 2017 - "The Snowman and The Snowdog"

This is a continuation from last year's Christmas advert from Barbour... 

Many years later, The Snowman returns and receives a present from the boy he met in the past... a Barbour jacket that doesn't really fit him (doesn't suit him much either).

Link: https://youtu.be/vkIjXeYBit0

Sweet but another boring ad...

If you haven't watched the first part, here it is:

Link: https://youtu.be/BKmMB4qbdjA

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sky Cinema Christmas Advert 2017

Oh! Sky Cinema has a Christmas advert?!

Similar to the House of Fraser advert. Past and present theme again. This time we see a mother and daughter who seem to like watching The Sound of Music every Christmas. (My brother Mr Stingy loves the music... I'm kinda not into this movie... Traumatised by my brother's singing ๐Ÿ˜’). Seems like a traditional theme up to when the daughter moves out and has her own family... Looks like a family tradition that won't end! 

Link: https://youtu.be/LXYV5CzdOiI

A bit emotional towards the end... I think Sky knows how to bring emotion to their ads!!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Morrisons Christmas Advert 2017 - "Christmas List"

I don't know what to think about Morrisons's Christmas advert this year... Feels like fake emotion is going on here...

This year it seems more of the adverts are opting to show a muticultural side, an intertwined black and white family is seen in this Morrisons advert (reminds of the animated Sainsbury's 2016 advert). The step-son (I'm guessing) asks his mother what she's asking or Christmas. She replies loads. They go to Morrisons to get their food supplies... I'm liking that chocolate cake by the way... and in the end, the step-son asks if his mother got everything she wanted. She looks around and replies with a yeah....

Link: https://youtu.be/FxyNhf1Ab18

Hmmm...

A so-so advert wouldn't you say?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

House of Fraser Christmas Advert 2017 - "Bring Back Merry"

Looks like I'm going to be blogging for a month about Christmas adverts! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Miss Vegan from work suddenly said, am I blogging about Christmas adverts this year... LOL. So I said yes. Then she mentioned about House of Fraser. She was about to tell me the story line but stopped her. Don't spoil it for me! 

The concept is nothing new for a typical Christmas advert. I think Tesco did something similar in the past. A past and present concept. We see two sisters here of their past and present selves of how Christmas was spent in their household. Now that they've grown up, they've learnt to go out and party. The older seems a bit more serious than the younger full of life sister. Looks like the younger one got away with most things! Hah! 

Link: https://youtu.be/2PvPqn4dSYc

Different to their past adverts, not too bad (better than John Lewis for sure!!). 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2017 - #MozTheMonster

It's only been out for one day and already there's a big hype of this Christmas advert from John Lewis! Oh dear! 

I'm afraid I'm on the negative side of this advert. Sad music. Sad story line (but happy in the end). Isn't it just like their previous adverts... Monty The Penguin, The Long Wait, The Journey... and so on... All sad. Isn't Christmas supposed to be a celebration? I don't get it! ๐Ÿ˜•

Well, here we see a little boy trying to get to sleep but is disturbed by something underneath the bed. Moz The Monster. He seems to snore too much, and the little boy can't get to sleep because of the excessive loud snoring! But then he becomes with the monster, and they start playing late night. Eventually the boy becomes to tired during the day... Poor boy... Moz The Monster realises this and ends up giving the boy a present and disappears in the end. Peace at last! Or is it?!

Link: https://youtu.be/Jw1Y-zhQURU

After you watch it a few times, you wonder how much have John Lewis spent again on the animation (that's what I always think when I watch their ads). The advert just reminds me of the animation film, Monsters Inc. Hmmm. ๐Ÿ˜ž

Depressing (music) but a loving ad although nearly the same to all their Christmas ads. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Friday, 10 November 2017

Marks and Spencer Christmas Advert 2017 - "Paddington and The Christmas Visitor"

๐Ÿ˜• Meh. I love M&S but this advert is just meh. It did not lift one smile at the beginning, middle or end... I like last year's advert, which was much more impressive...
Bring back the salivating food adverts... How many times about whinged about? ๐Ÿ˜ My growing fondness of Christmas adverts is wearing already.

Paddington Bear is probably not one my favourite characters of all time. Here he's just fake Santa's little helper. Well Paddington Bear made the mistake of thinking he was Santa (the guy was actually stealing all the presents from other people's homes...), and Paddington Bear just happened to be the helper of the night returning the presents back.


Link: https://youtu.be/KfaSxIkLslE

I can't understand what all the hype and fuss was about when the media was reporting that fake Santa swore at Paddington Bear. I've listened to it a couple of times, but I can't hear the f*** word. You have bizarre hearing peeps! It was a muffled thanks with a slight northern accent.

Apart from the fuss, I think the music was ok (good choice in mood changes)... but the advert itself was plain meh.

#LoveTheBear !!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Very.co.uk Christmas Advert 2017 - "Get More Out of Giving"

Sigh.

Just a big sigh.

Very.co.uk have gone for the animated Christmas advert where a young girl makes up her list... and the last person on the list is to give a gift to Santa. It seems like the girl either lives in Iceland or mysteriously got there in her dreams (we know it's Iceland as we see the Northern Lights in the advert). Her toy wolf miraculously turns into a real life wolf and so gives her a ride to find Santa... Unfortunately the gift drifts away on an iceberg and the wolf tries to save it by throwing the girl aside and then jumping across the icy river to get the gift... So what happens at the end? 

You shall found out by watching it!


Link: https://youtu.be/mcEy-wYFMec

It's seriously not my favourite advert. I can't see the Very.co.uk feel... If your advertising for a website wouldn't you want more website feeling?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

LIDL Christmas Adverts 2017

LOL!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

LIDL has made me laugh at their adverts! The narrator has that unique touch of being humorous.

Double Dipper
I'm a defo a Double Dipper, I must have more sauce as I eat along. MummyGeek hates me when I do that, so I avoid double dipping in front of her. I can understand party hosts/hostesses frustrations when it comes to this... We're people who just like a bit of flavour! The advert here expresses that uncertainty of germs from ones mouth to the dip. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The hostesses expression is very understandable!!

Link: https://youtu.be/7l_bkqio9x8

Mince Pie Maverick
I've never met a person who likes mince pies, but if the person was like this, then I would think there was something wrong with him/her. ๐Ÿ˜† Would you eat mince pies from morning to night? Hm, depends on the filling I guess, and how the pastry was made... and maybe not too sweet...

Link: https://youtu.be/GIn-52yrrPI

Cavalier Carvers
We've gone from Double Dipper to a Mince Pie Maverick, and now we've reached the relatives of the round table... The turkey is out and we have a cavalier carver ready to carve the meat. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Let's hope LIDL's turkeys are really tasty to eat! 

Link: https://youtu.be/3ZJwGz2_TAE

I definitely enjoyed the first two adverts. LIDL never loses their touch with their short and understandable Christmas adverts. Looks cost effective and not over the top! Thumbs up. (^_^)b

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Argos Christmas TV Advert 2017 - #ReadyForTakeOff

Um. Is it ok to giggle and roll my eyes at the same time for this advert?

Feels familiar with some past adverts I've seen, like a typical forgotten present moment. 

This is somewhat similar to the Amazon advert. Very similar indeed. We're at the packing and delivery stage at this advert (same as Amazon), but one missed robot toy seems to have escaped the pile to be delivered to a human boy. One elf spots it, and sees that the delivery craftship has almost departed... Did the elf get to the craftship in time? Why don't you watch it and find out!

Link: https://youtu.be/WNqm-sgz86Y

We've seen these type of adverts before... Not particularly original from what I see, but I think it will make you giggle at the end and it will make the kids cheer for a tiny bit.

A tad boring...

Have seen the M&S one... that blog post is coming soon!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Amazon Christmas Advert 2017 - "Give"

Ah man! ๐Ÿ˜

Just when I thought I was reaching to the end of updating all my blog posts (I'm practically up-to-date to be honest, just a few snacks to blog about) the Christmas ads had to come out again. In November! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Now starting off with the Amazon Christmas Advert where the pacels sing! I'm a big fan of Amazon and I know their workers work really hard (although my last delivery was a mishap, it never arrived, and so I had to cancel it and get a refund... think there was a problem with the delivery truck, but never understood what the real problem was).

The advert gives us customers a small insight of how our Amazon parcels go through the delivery service (the pre-packaging part is missed out... And I'm sure that's a lot of work too). The packages sing happily as we're shown where and how are packages get from the warehouse to our doorstep... 
Not a very emotional story line. It didn't reach my heart to say shop at Amazon, and as a Prime member I'm a bit biased, due to the above incident (sorry). 

It's cute. Not too Christmasy and not too over the top with the animated singing, I actually felt like singing along...! ๐Ÿ˜†

Now I think everyone is eager for the John Lewis advert... a nostalgic feeling is coming inside of me...

Friday, 3 November 2017

The Juice Pharm - London Browning Street (Walworth Road)

Ah. Surprisingly there's a new hidden cafe opened for about 2 months on a side street of Walworth Road. It wouldn't catch your eyes unless you live or walk around the area... Easily missed if you were on the bus too... I spotted this as I was heading towards New Kent Road via the back streets. 

The original cafe, The Juice Pharm, is in St Albans (the area I got off to get to Whipsnade Zoo)... I think the owners have chosen a GREAT location for someone to try and blog about this place. ๐Ÿ˜…

The shop that was there before was once a hair salon (before that I don't know what it was), which somehow turned into a sun-tanning shop, then into this cafe. Think I've lived in this area for too long... 

It's quite a small cafe with 2-3 tables and then there's a couple of benched tables along the front window and wall. Fairly cosy.


I randomly chose 2 items... Was actually quite tired from visiting Miss Pinky and Mr Picky from the night before, and woke up early to do some shopping...

The items came quick! Very happy with service even though there was only two people and a few more customers came in.

Chose the Choco Fix (£4.95), which has contains raw cacao, banana, dates, maca and almond milk. It's not overly sweet like those supermarket, manufactured smoothies. There is a light chocolate taste to it from the raw caocao. I could taste some sour banana, some chunky bits of dates, have no idea what maca (powder) is so I have no idea if I had tasted that. And of course they used almond milk which enhances the chocolatey flavour I'm guessing... ๐Ÿ˜‹

Next is this delicious Smoked Avo with sourdough bread (£6.75). I thought the bread would be hard and crusty, but nope it was soft and I could easily bite into it. The avocado spread was smooth (no wonder there's going to be an outage of avocado ๐Ÿ˜…). The smoked salmon was ok. And I liked the additional oily part of it. The chilli flakes gave it all an extra kick... Really, really tasty. Mouth melting for more!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

That Saturday evening was very beautiful... This picture doesn't show it well.

Total price came to £11.70 (found the receipt!). Very expensive! I think Louis Louis might have some competition with the vegan side of things. ๐Ÿ˜†

My geeky rating: 4.9/5 (just too expensive, but so worth trying!)

Good points:
- Polite service
- Speedy with the smoothies and food
- Cosy small cafe

Bad points:
- Fairly on the expensive side

Address: York Mansions, 1A, Browning St, London SE17 1LP (not opened on Sundays)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

3D Origami Vampire... Happy Halloweeeeeeen...

Happpppy Halloweeeeeen! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Why are we so inclined to celebrate this Americanised custom is beyond me...๐Ÿ˜Œ

It's been a while since I've made a 3D origami piece, so this is what I made in advance for Halloween. A vampire. The green face, big eyed version... LOL! I'm not sure how it came to this but still need to use up a lot pieces.

If you have no problem with colours, you can easily spot that I had (accidentally) used two different green shades... whoops! I was making this in the middle of the night. ๐Ÿ˜… Oh well, it's unique.






Five more days until Guy Fawkes night! ^_^

Monday, 30 October 2017

Panadeira (Bakery) - London Walworth Road

Apart from experiencing the Spanish bakeries in Spain, thought I might as well try out this Spanish bakery on the Walworth Road (there's a couple I think in Elephant and Castle - near the train station entrance). It's been around for more than 6 months!

So this bakery replaced what was the bridal shop which is now next door, it was then converted into a shop for a fairly short while (guess that didn't work out) then now this Panadeira (Bakery). ๐Ÿ˜€ 

I was out with MummyGeek, but had already a big bowl of beef brisket noodles and a plate of veggies to go with it... since I was passing, I thought I might as well top up with some Spanish goodies. ๐Ÿ˜‹

I bought three items which I found interesting...

First was this beef ball. Wow it's massive! Looks crispy on the outside... but what's inside?

It was this amazing mix of salty beef, cheese and I think there were a few veggies... It was actually too salty and so I had to get a bit of ketchup to suit my palate. A bit oily but nice. I would go for it again!

Next was this corn bread... I thought it would be mega sweet, but it wasn't. Tasted grainy. It had some sweetcorn pieces. Not sure what to think of this one really... I think I will need another go at this...


And lastly, which I took to work in the end the next day, is this hot dog bun... When cold the bread tasted slightly sweet and tough. So I don't recommend eating this cold. It dried my throat badly... I placed this in the microwave for 30 seconds, and it actually tastes better when warm. Make sure you this one as a warm bread!

Overall a good experience! Total spent was £6 if I remember correctly...

Lots of Spanish speaking peeps were there on that Sunday I went... Wow. 
Definitely not a big competition to the other bakeries as this one is quite unique. 
The other bakeries on Walworth Road shouldn't be too alarmed with this newish entry. ^_^

Address: 201 Walworth Road London SE17 1RL


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Macbeth (Ninagwa Company) in Japanese @ The Barbican

Whilst I watching a drama (a Japanese one), this advert popped up about Macbeth in Japanese. Thought this might be exciting! I've seen the play in English and Cantonese, so why not see it in Japanese. ๐Ÿ˜…

I know the story inside and out now, I remember all the parts, but this time I felt at a loss... 
I'm becoming to understand basic Japanese. It's improving for sure! But ancient Japanese dialogue is incomprehensible for me. ๐Ÿ˜

Love the costumes, the set, and the three witches all played by men! ๐Ÿ˜† Lady Macbeth had a lot of dialogue too which I forgot about... Anyway a good play, although the theatre was quite warm (and has a very confusing layout), which meant I felt a little sleepy trying to read the captions and watch the actors/actresses act, (someone did offer me a seat towards the centre in the upper circle but I declined)... Easy escape from where I was sitting!




One reason why I also wanted to go to the Barbican was to see one of Banksy's latest piece in collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat who has some artwork displayed at the Barbican... There was one opposite this piece, but might take a pic of that another time... ๐Ÿ˜Š Need to find some time to go!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

The New £10 Plastic Note

I'm encouraging myself to write more! Even if it's meanlingless to the rest of the world...! ๐Ÿ˜… (And Blogger has the Emoji icon... at last!).

So we've had the plastic £5 note, and now it's the £10 note.

The main difference is obviously having Jane Austen at the back... It's been the talk on the news a while back... There's also another difference in comparison to the £5 note, there's like for visible and feelable dots where the £10 sign is. Hmmm, wonder what that part is for.

My purse feels a lot more lighter with these plastic notes!

No exact date has been mentioned on when the old £10 note expires - likely March or April!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Baby B's Pirate Ship Cake

Last month, it was Baby B's 2nd birthday! Woohoo! She already can talk, walk and do many things independently without having to supervise too much. The only problem is the obsession of George from Peppa Pig and chocolate cakes, and sweets in general... She's got Mr Picky's obsession with sweets... Uh oh!

Not going to share too many pictures from her birthday party (we were fairly organised this year... going to have to be organised from summer time next year!!) but I must share the birthday cake made by her uncle (one of Mr Picky's brothers, I shall call him Mr Cake - he's really good at creating and designing them). Baby B loves him loads. I can't beat their love! LOL. Very special bonding between them. ^_^

Mr Cake made this gigantic pirate ship cake... Every part, apart from George, the Lego and flag parts were all edible... I have no idea how he designed them. Ideas must flow in his head, like I do with my 3D Origami and other creative works. Heheheheh.











It was all amazing! Very tasty too... Not too sweet. And thankfully it was soft icing... Yummy! Chocolate cake! Many have said Mr Cake should go on that baking programme... Well that's up to him I guess... :)

Here's a covered up pic of Baby B... Getting cheeky now... She snuck her cousin's dummy on. Tut tut.

And Miss Pinky with Baby B... She was stressed out the night before. For real. We were doing last minute preparations - still trying to catch up on my sleep!

So Happy Birthday Baby B (a few weeks ago)... Hoping for many more good times. I just hope her uncles don't turn her into a mega tomboy with all the "gender neutral" toys. :p

Monday, 16 October 2017

Okan Ramen and Soba ใŠใ‹ใ‚“ - London Coldharbour Lane

Still craving for more ramen...

One evening after talking to Miss Pinky about tonkotsu ramen, so I ended up looking for local Japanese restaurants with ok reviews. I was also watching Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, a Japanese drama about a school girl who loves ramen. I think I shouldn't have watched it! Lol!!!! ^_^

... In the end I came here...

Okan Ramen and Soba ใŠใ‹ใ‚“ opened last year in April 2016. It's not far from where I work and it's about a 20 to 30 minute walk away or a 10 minute bus ride. Wow. So close, and I've never been?! Walking to Brixton is actually really, really close... Had I known (as the bus swerves in and out of the roads) I would have walked to Brixton to eat after work! ^_^ It might happen more often...

Forgot to check the opening times for this place, and so I ended up being 40 minutes. That's when I decided to walk around a bit. Walked around Brixton Village, then went back the other way in some heavy rain and did my food shopping in Tesco... The walk back was about 10 minutes, but carefully walked back as it was still raining... It was 6 o'clock when I got there. It wasn't opened yet, but the door was opened!! So I went in and made some sort of polite noise... First customer of the evening!

Their website doesn't show their full menu, so I took a picture of it, unfortunately it didn't come out clearly here...

It's a very cute restaurant. Reminds me of those ramen bars in those Japanese dramas, but it might be more pleasant if they remove those plates from the counter top... 

When the guys started cooking my orders, I could smell an aroma like garlic and ginger just lifting my moods and opening my appetite... I was ready to eat!!

I resisted a lot to order two starters, but I just couldn't help myself! This is fried aubergine. Yum, yum, had the right sort of seasoning... not overly cooked and not too oily... Could have more of this!

Came with a mustard dipping sauce...

And this was my second starter... I like Japanese fried chicken... This was really hot when it came out... Tried to resist eating it all in one go before the ramen came out...

And finally my tonkotsu ramen came out! It already came with the sesame seeds inside and other toppings. Unlike some other Japanese restaurants where you can add your own bits and pieces in you can't seem to this here in Okan...

So what about the soup? It was nice and creamy, not too salty and not too bland. The noodles were nice and thick, not the typical thin sort of ramen you would see in the Central London restaurants. It came with only one piece of chashu which was a little disappointing but I guess the soup does make up for it.



I wanted another helping of ramen, so I asked for another portion (couldn't help myself, just watching that Ramen Girl drama drove me to do this!)... It was nice and warm, and when I added it into the soup, the soup felt like it was all warmed up again. ^_^

The soup felt it was never ending, but I drank the lot...

Finished!

Total cost came to £27.55 which includes a £3.05 service charge. I ordered no drinks but had their water. If I had ordered any drinks, I think I would have bursted at the stomach. ^_^

Ramen craving over for now! Well more like tonkotsu ramen craving over. ^_^ Will definitely come again!

My geeky rating: 4.9/5 (more chashu in the ramen please!)

Good points:
- The soup is good and will satisfy people's stomachs
- Love the starters
- Polite service

Bad points:
- A tiny bit expensive (but worth it)
- Should add a bit more chashu in the ramen!! A bit stingy with it...

Address: 338 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8QH
(Please be aware of opening times during the weekdays 6-10pm and longer hours on the weekend)
Tel: 020 3441 1084


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Aizu Seimen Curry Ramen ๅˆๅ›ณ่ฃฝ้บบ ใ‚ซใƒฌใƒผใƒฉใƒผใƒกใƒณ

I am a curry and ramen addict. I confess! ^_^

Bought this giant packet of Aizu Seiman brand Curry Ramen ๅˆๅ›ณ่ฃฝ้บบ ใ‚ซใƒฌใƒผใƒฉใƒผใƒกใƒณ from Japan Centre. I was going round and round in circles trying to find things to buy, so I bought this. There was a dipping version, but opted the safer option where I wouldn't splash myself with curry soup.

I was a bit upset with the Destiny 2 Ramen at Kanada-ya, so I hoped this packet of ramen would fill in an empty spot in my stomach.



The dried ramen doesn't come in straight lines, instead they're bent. I'm not sure of the reasons for this method of packing.

After cooking it came out like this... I think I should have added more water...

It tasted ok. Not too spicy. Wished I added more water to make it look more soupy. There's enough for 1 person, but could be shared amongst two people.

Price: £4.68... Had a look at Japan Centre's website, and looks like this was limited, and sold out! I think this packet of ramen is definitely worth the price by the amount of ramen give. ^_^

Wow!! It might expensive, but thankfully I had a chance to try this once!

Update 04/11/2017 - went to Japan Centre today, and they're selling this in store (instead of online) including the dipping one... will blog about that one soon!

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