Eight Things I ate this October

I started the draft for this post mid-October, and boy, I realised I eat out a lot. I just love food, what can I say?

I kicked this month off by heading to Rök with my family. There’s a lot of pickling, fermentation and smoking involved but I adored every dish we ordered. Their menu changes frequently as all of the produce is locally sourced. If the mackerel with creme fraiche and pickled onions is on the menu, order it, which for me was the highlight of the dinner.

rok

Pho are a Vietnamese street-food restaurant and have chains all over London. Their bowls of pho are savoury, warmly spiced and laced with rice noodles, a modest amount of meet and served with fresh herbs and lime on the side. Their restaurant in Clerkenwell is where I headed to one rainy day this month when I wanted to escape the office.

One Tuesday night I had a massive craving for steak. I had originally wanted to go to Flat Iron, but after being told there was a two hour queue, Scott and I swiftly changed our minds and headed to Bills. Their steak is nothing to write home about, but it hit the spot.

bills-steak

Scott and I risked Bao last week, reckless fools that we are. But we managed to get seats within half an hour. The the fully white steamed buns were delicious, but the overall experience in not worth the wait. Go on your day off when it’s quiet. (I’ll be writing a full review shortly, so keep your eyes peeled).

bao

One weekend I decided to explore Clapham and Battersea so I headed straight to Venn Street Market – it’s impossible to investigate a new area on an empty stomach right? I had this amazing roti filled with spicy sausages which were freshly made to order.

For our anniversary Scott took me to Broadway Market. I loved it, it’s a street food paradise. The Dumpling Shack was the highlight of our trip. The dumplings are pan fried with a thick skin filled with pork and prawns and are freshly filled, wrapped and cooked to order.

broad-market-dumplings

Ever gone around to your boyfriend’s flat after work to discover there’s nothing in his fridge (apart from beer and cheese). That happened to me this month. Lucky for us his flat block is connected to The Common. I tried to do the good thing and opted for the salad made with kale, red cabbage, chickpeas, and avocado.Scott got a burger, so I proceeded to eat the majority of his chips (yeah, I was that girl, sue me).

Since Scott moved to West London I’ve been dying to check out The Parlour in Kensal Rise, we headed there with his mate from university and his girlfriend. It specialises in British food and is tucked away on a shady and quiet side street and it’s definitely worth a trip out west.

the-parlour-duck

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