Golden Singha, Seattle

December 29, 2016
Tofu peanut sauce

Golden Singha, Seattle is on the corner of Denny Way and Cedar Street (5 minutes’ walk from the Space Needle).

Tofu with peanut sauce on spinach, brown rice and phad thai, plus a glass of Sauvignon blanc, $16.

Menu includes meat and veggie options, standard Thai fare such as green curry, dumplings.

Family run (matriarch clearly in view), friendly service. A solid choice for a quick, economic meal.

Tofu peanut sauce

Franco Manca, Broadway Market

December 8, 2016

francomanca, broadway market

Franco Manca, Broadway Market

The menu

Foreground: pizza 4, Gloucester Old Spot Ham, Mozzarella, ricotta, wild mushrooms.

Only low point – drinks are crazy expensive and not very good. Apple juice came in a tiny glass about the size of milk thimbles from school, and lemonade was almost flavourless. Tap water in plentiful, though.

Bosa, SW18

June 15, 2016

Bosa Kitchen, Southfields, is a Lebanese restaurant, 2 minute walk from Southfields tube, and a cosy environment. Over ordering for the inevitable doggy bag is essential.

Starters were Biama bel Zeit (okra), Moussaka (aubergine), and soujok (lamb sausages). These were hearty and unctuous.

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Halloumi salad. It’s squeaky fried cheese, delicious of course, impossible to mess up.
Halloumi salad

Mixed grill, with lamb kofte, lamb shish and chicken shish. The cuts of meat favoured are the leaner options such as fillet however everything is cooked impeccably, very juicy and tender.

Bosa kitchen mixed grill

Service was friendly and attentive. BYOB.

About £20 a head, if particularly gluttonous.

Sen Nin, Islington: Crazy cheap Express Lunch menu

October 11, 2015

Sen Nin, Islington branch is an expensive looking teppanyaki restaurant that isn’t actually that expensive and has an incredibly reasonably priced express lunch menu, which is available on Saturdays.

Appetisers such as gyoza, edamame are £2.50, bento, rice bowls, sushi, or noodles are all £5 each

Sen Nin bento

Gyoza (not pictured) would have been preferably a little crisper, but the yaki soba had plenty of (the japanese equivalent of) wok hei, and the pork belly katsu bento was very hearty, pork belly meltingly soft and the curry sauce was very pleasant.

A bento box/main would be substantial for 1 person, with 3 highly ravenous people, splitting 2 appetisers, 4 mains, and a bottle of prosecco, £18 per head (including service) is incredibly reasonable for the area.

Perfect fodder for an autumnal afternoon.

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