Month: November 2018

Dark nights running kit- Gifts for Winter Runners

Dark nights running kit- Gifts for Winter Runners

Dark nights running kit is crucial for safety and comfort. Here are some gift ideas for the runner(s) in your life, or perhaps the potential new year running newbie? Having quality trainers is THE starting point. Finding out what you need can be confusing at […]

Brilliant Burgers in Birmingham- Original Patty Men

Brilliant Burgers in Birmingham- Original Patty Men

The Venue: Nestling behind the shiny disc-covered building that is home to Selfridges in Birmingham you can find the Original Patty Men. The self-proclaimed ‘patty pimps and purveyors of filth!’. These are brilliant burgers in Birmingham. A firm favourite of the cities street food scene […]

Where to Get Bao in London- BAO SOHO

Where to Get Bao in London- BAO SOHO

BAO:

Wondering where to get bao in London? BAO SOHO is an excellent choice. This is one of three BAO restaurants dotted around the city from the same group which all specialise in Taiwanese BAO. These fluffy, delicious steamed buns stuffed with mounds of tantalising different fillings have become a firm favourite of mine.
BAO SOHO, London

Classic Bao:

I opt for a classic BAO and a fried chicken BAO. Both are superb and absolutely packed with flavour. The classic just about wins due to its delicious pulled pork filling topped with an incredibly moreish peanut dust
BAO, SOHO, LONDON
But the fried chicken is a very close second. Crispy and with a hit of heat.
London, BAO buns

Sides:

I also go for a small bowl of trotter nuggets which are deep, rich and piggy in the best way.
BAO, SOHO, LONDON, Nuggets, trotter
A bowl of slow cooked aubergine, spiced to just the right level (for me anyway) are served with a few wonton crisps.  A good contrast to the meaty options and a seasonal soda (blackberry and jasmine) helps wash this all down.
Aubergine, BAO, SOHO, wonton

This is where to get Bao in London:

Service here is efficient and quick and this is a great value lunch in the heart of Soho. Next time I am going all in for a full BAO selection including confit pork, lamb shoulder, daikon, plus the classic and the fried chicken!

Bao Out of London:

Note: if  you live in the Cambridgeshire area GUERRILLA KITCHEN do a fine selection of BAO so try these too. You won’t be disappointed.
To check out our other food recommendations click here.
Alternative Therapies in Cambridgeshire: Cambridge Holistics

Alternative Therapies in Cambridgeshire: Cambridge Holistics

Michelle at Cambridge Holistics: Looking for an alternative therapist in Cambridgeshire? Finding somebody great can be a real challenge but I can personally highly recommend Michelle at Cambridge Holistics. This time I went for Reflexology. Reflexology: As a Reflexologist myself I am a huge fan […]

Easy Recipes for Dog Cakes and Treats: Carrot Cake

Easy Recipes for Dog Cakes and Treats: Carrot Cake

Reasons to Celebrate: Our oldest whippets reaches the big seven tomorrow so I reach for this easy recipes for dog cakes and treats time and time again. He loves this dog friendly cake and it is a proven favourite with their doggy friends . Why […]

The Red Lion in Soham Review

The Red Lion in Soham Review

Grace Dent has long been a favourite reviewer of ours when it comes to commenting on restaurants. When she gave a glowing review of lunch at The Red Lion in Soham in the Guardian a few months ago it was always going to result in a visit to check it out.

The Welcome:

A friendly and enthusiastic welcome awaited us on entering this quintessential English village pub on a Saturday lunchtime. A roaring fire was also part of the welcome and made this a very cosy venue indeed.
Open fire, Red Lion Soham, Cambridgeshire pub

Set Lunch:

The set lunch is an absolute bargain at £16 for two and £21 for three courses. They also have an Al La Carte menu which we will definitely investigate on our next visit.
Red Lion in Soham, Cambridgeshire pubs

The Mains:

The fish pie was packed with fresh tasty pieces of sea trout and hake. The sauce was luxurious and flavoured lightly with dill. The topping had just the right amount of mash. This came with a side of creamed leaks and greens.
Fish Pie, Red Lion Soham
Another main of Gruyere mac ‘n’ cheese with green salad was greedily devoured and contained that delicious hint of rich truffle oil which made it even more comforting.
Mac n cheese, The Red Lion, Soham, pubs, Cambridgeshire

Desserts:

Homely and strong desserts were tasty. A dense (in a good way) hunk of bread and butter pudding was a cracking way to end a Saturday lunch. As was a fine slice of chocolate and almond torte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate and almond torte, The Red Lion, Soham

The Red Lion in Soham:

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Red Lion in Soham. This pub deserves to do well and I really hope the locals buy into what the place’s ethos and make it a roaring success. We will surely be back soon. But don’t take my word for it- check out the expert opinion of Grace Dent.
Looking for other great local places for lunch in Cambridgeshire?  Click here for more ideas.
Wonderful Michelin Star Food-Spectrum, Amsterdam

Wonderful Michelin Star Food-Spectrum, Amsterdam

There are many things you can do in Amsterdam but for me what could be better than an evening in the beautiful dining room of recently renamed (from Librijes Zusje) Spectrum  enjoying wonderful Michelin star food      The Venue: The restaurant can be found in […]

Brilliant Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Brilliant Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

When it has been a busy or challenging time it can be hard to calm a buzzing mind and sleep as soundly as the whippet. At times like this, I find brilliant breathing exercises really helpful to slow thoughts and promote relaxation and sleep. Here […]