Sunday, 30 April 2017

3D Origami - George from Peppa Pig

Speedy post today.

Not sure why toddlers LOVE Peppa Pig. I've watched many episodes with Baby B and I think I'm bored of it. Babies are just brainwashed with the things they say, but weren't we all when we were kids?

Anyway, one of my colleague's daughters loves Peppa Pig, and so I made her and George. 

No more Peppa Pig or George please...!!

Baby B is obsessed (and possessed) with this cartoon. :p Bought this from eBay for 99p. >_<""

Saturday, 29 April 2017

One Plus Chinese Restaurant 一品天下 - London China Town

As you may remember Miss Money, who has been my friend for 10++ years, works around the China Town area, so she knows when there's a new restaurant opening, or some sort of new food shop. LOL! She's been waiting for me to write this post since February, but I've been too busy and lazy... :D Getting old is not fun peeps... you become a tired zombie from work, social life, Pokémon hunting (LOL) and all you want to do is sleep...

So this restaurant One + 一品天下 (Mando: yi pin tian xia; Canto: yat bun tin ha... kind of literally means "one goods/product world", but I don't know the exact meaning of it) opened in February. Miss Money had already been there once with her colleagues, but invited me (plus Mr Games and Mr Sensible, but they decided not to come). 

The table settings look quite plain and simple.

We looked at the menu and they were all in colourful pictures which I guess helps people who aren't Chinese speakers or readers to decide what they want. There was a big seafood platter on a hot plate on the menu which looked kind of messy when I saw other people eating their food. 

Anyway, we ordered. Well Miss Money did the ordering...

Out came first were my spicy pig intestines. I love these. I know that they can be unclean, but these were ok. They were very spicy, slightly on the salty side, but didn't mind that. Did I eat these in HK last year? I can't remember.

Next came out was the sweet and sour chicken. It was kind of a small portion size for the price tagged alongside with it. This is what Miss Money wanted to eat. I'm not sure if we were impressed with the flavouring or not, but it did need more sugar in it. To be honest, I still like Cantonese style sweet and sour foods, other My Old Place in Liverpool St still has a great northern style. ^_^

The portion size of our shrimp egg fried rice was not impressive either. Felt too small! But taste wise it was fine.

I ordered this aubergine dish... it was mega salty!! Slightly spicy, but I did like the dish which went well with the rice.

Miss Money and I were still hungry (well I was anyway), so we ordered for a plate of chicken dumplings... it took forever to come, and I felt like we were going to be there all night... Had they forgotten our order? Nope... just took too long!

It was interesting served like this...

And all we had to do was split them up.

I think this had to be my favourite dish of the evening... A nice thick doughy skin texture, and it was a good portion size.

Total price came to £43.89 including drinks. Very expensive looking dinner Miss Money!

My geeky rating: 4.5/5

Good points: 
- Polite service
- Liked the dumplings

Bad points:
- Had to wait a bit long for the food
- A bit expensive

Address: 31 Gerrard St, London W1D
Tel: 020 7287 2838

After dinner, we went walking (whilst catching Pokémon)... Noticed a drawing on New Loon Moon Supermarket's pillar. LOL!

Tried to take a picture of the signs on the traffic lights... total fail with my mobile phone... :p

This was outside BFI Southwark. Euro forever! :D

And of course the London Eye lit up in red... I forgot what for at the time. ^_^

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.


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