Saturday, 15 April 2017

Hisar Turkish Restaurant - London East Dulwich

Must get blogging! Loads of posts to catch up with. Lots to share. ¬_¬"" 

This took place around the beginning of February. I completely forgot about this, but I was practically forced to go (basically Mrs Hen and colleagues wanted me to take pictures but wouldn't say it's because of that...) I tried to get out of going but they wouldn't let me go!! ¬_¬"" The whole event was for 2 leaving parties and one 60th Birthday party. 

It's going to be a fairly short post...

Ordered Mrs Hen a beer... I guess she needed it.

I was trying to be healthy so ordered a mock mojito. Why not?!

Starters came out first, and you often have to remind yourselves not to eat too much before the main dishes come out... So remember to eat less bread and less of everything else!!


There was around 20 of us but I couldn't take everyone's pictures, so I took plates of food that I was surrounded with...




This is what I had... Adana Iskendar which is a large lamb kofte which is wrapped in pitta bread and smothered with tomato sauce and yogurt, which came with salad and I asked for mashed potatoes instead of rice or chips. 


It was the most satisfying lamb kofte meal I've ever had!!! ^_^ It reminded of lasagne. Had that similar touch to it. Pitta bread acting as the pasta. I don't think there was any cheese in it. I just want to eat this all over again!!! Where can I find this in the Walworth Road or Elephant & Castle?

We all split the bill... I think it £25 each (I actually told Mrs Hen I had no money just to try and get out of the event, but she said she'll pay for me... In the end I coughed up my money - I think Mrs Hen was a bit surprised I lied :p sorry Mrs Hen, but I had to).

My geeky rating: 5/5

Good points:
- Friendly service
- Large portions of food
- Great place for medium sized parties

Bad points:
- Tight squeeze to fit us all in ... we needed an extra table really

Address: 51 Lordship Ln, East Dulwich, London SE22 8EP
Telephone: 020 8299 2948

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Louie Louie - London Walworth Road

I think I'm about 2 months behind in my posts... sorry...

There's going to be a lot of cooommmmpetition on the Walworth Road with this new cafe/restaurant (I say in a high pitch voice).

Just before I went to Hong Kong I saw this little corner finally being taken over which has been abandoned for years. It was once a fast food restaurant, then turned into a Nigerian restaurant and now into this new café (that turns into a bar at night). I think I have to see this change over happen at some point.

I missed its opening in December because I kept seeing closed shutters, so I have no idea when it opened... Why do cafés and restaurants open towards the end of the year?!

I woke up early one Sunday morning (it was the day after the skirt-making workshop), I couldn't sleep, so went out Pokémon hunting in Burgess Park. ^_^ Spent a good time there and didn't realise part of the lake's path was closed off... ¬_¬" Irritating. 

As I was walking back, I thought this was a good chance for me to try out Louie Louie. Think I got there just in time for opening time! 

Interesting choice of table plants. ^_^ My favourite! (I have cacti in my office).


My interest of light bulbs never ends.

Ordered a flat white coffee with soya milk which unfortunately costs an extra 0.50 pence. I've read other people's reviews on that, and yes, it is expensive for a different milk. Plus I was expecting a slightly larger glass/cup for it. :(


There was a lot of choice on the Weekend Brunch menu compared to its normal brekkie menu! But I thought I'll go vegan for that morning. Just to be on the healthy side... Plus introduce different food items on this blog. I can't eat meat all the time! 

Kitchen opened at 9.30am that morning so had to wait for a bit for the food... 
I chose this very hearty looking chickpea stew with avocados and mushrooms which came with a leafy salad and toast. It's for two people, but I did a long walk, so I think I was capable of eating most of it... I even ordered the vegan banana bread with almond butter... Maybe I shouldn't have ordered that. Too much food. ¬_¬"" (I think other people were curious at my picture taking... LOL! Well, it is a lot of food, and I was on a food mission.).

This is the type of food Miss Vegan would bring into work. Maybe I should learn how to make this stuff.... It was amazing! A little spicy but the avocodo cooled my mouth from the spiciness. The toast went well with it.


Not sure about this salad presentation, but I like the taste of it.

I finally had this banana bread. Miss Vegan tried to make this one day for her son, but it ended like a vegan banana cake... it still tasted great! The almond butter was a bit sticky for my liking, but I found it sweet enough and sticky enough. I think vegans will love this place.

Finished!

Total cost came to £24.41 which includes service charge. It is expensive, but my meal was kind of for two people, so in fact I would have paid around £12 if I was with another person (trying to justify the pricing).

I was full after eating, but not bloated like after eating lots of meat and chips...
Definitely would go again! But only on a very random occasion. ^_^
At night this place changes into a bar too... Heheheh

My geeky rating: 4.9/5 (just because of the tiny coffee!)

Good points:
- Friendly service
- Good atmosphere
- Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters

Bad points:
- A little expensive (especially for the tiny coffee I had :( )
- Took a bit long for the food - but that was expected

Address: 347 Walworth Road, London SE17 2AL
Tel: 020 7450 3223

Website: http://louielouie.london/

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