Tag Archives: street food

Thai mango and sticky rice

I am not a very adventurous traveller. Despite the stamps in my passports, indicating that I’ve been to quite a few far-flung countries, I am always cautious, terrified of dodgy transport, impassable roads, diseases, bugs, and every kind of peril you can name. My husband will never let me forget how we travelled around most […]

West Norwood Feast

It’s amazing isn’t it, the ability to live up just up the road from something quite fun and amazing and NEVER visit it. Us Londoners are skilled at this – we have all these museums and theatres and parks and statues in our wonderful capital and never bother our arses to explore even a tenth of […]

Brixton Pop

  Vietnamese salads! Badass jerk chicken! ‘Fried’ ice cream! Where can one eat this in South London? At the brilliant new Brixton Pop, that’s where. All these goodies and more are served from street-food-style restaurants housed inside recycled shipping containers. It’s bonkers and wonderful. And waaaaaaay better than Shoreditch Boxpark. Read all about it in my first feature for […]

Street Feast London

It’s no secret that Dalston in East London has gone a little bit posh. But it was not always thus. When I temped at a charity there years ago, it was pretty grungy. Every day I’d pick my way down Kingsland High Street, edging over discarded takeaway chicken bones and broken glass, avoiding rough looking […]

Spicy Thai chicken kebabs

My friend J recently went to spend a few months in the Thai islands looking forward to a bit of chill time during a break in her frenetic career. What she didn’t bargain for was to be robbed three times (the latter time at knifepoint) of ALL her possessions in the space of about a […]