I promise this is the final post about my trip to London! And I also promise it’s a good one. I mean, how can you go wrong with an entire post about delicious food. You can’t!
So, I am really lucky in the sense that my coworkers are foodies just like me. This meant that we tried lots of different restaurants and cuisines during my trip.
Prezzo was the first restaurant we ate at in London. It’s a chain that specializes in Italian comfort food. Think salads, soups, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. I ordered the Arrosto salad that included greens, roasted veggies, olives, goat cheese, and bread. It was heartier and much more flavorful than I imagined. Jas ordered the King Prawns (shrimp) Risotto and absolutely loved it. She said it was rich, flavorful and very comforting.
For dinner, we ended up at a place called Ping Pong , which specializes in dim sum. What struck me most about this restaurant was the number of vegetarian friendly options. And everything we ordered was so fresh and flavorful (lots of ginger and garlic flavors). Bhusha and I ordered from the preset vegetarian menu so we could try a little bit of a lot of things and were both happy with our choice. And as I mentioned in another post, the drinks are fabulous as well. I ordered the Ginseng Passion and loved the tasting floral, honey, bitter, and fruity flavors all come together in one drink.
Our next meal was an Indian dinner at Sagar . At this point, we were all really hungry, so we started out by ordering a number of appetizers. We each picked something we liked and went with it – dhai puri, stuffed paratha, mogo chips, and aloo tikki. My personal favorite was the dhai puri – each puri was filled and topped with the perfect amount of ingredients (onion, beans, potato, yogurt, chutney, sev). YUM! For our main entrees, we each ordered a masala dosa. As far as dosas go, this was good – crispy without being too oily, stuffed to perfection with a delicious potato filling, and served alongside a duo of sambar (soup) and coconut chutney.
For my final lunch in London, we headed over to Diwana Bhel Poori House for the huge vegetarian buffet! The girls had warned me that it was going to be a little overwhelming at first, and boy were they right! When I say huge, I mean it – there were so many different dishes to choose from, including salads, chaat, feta rolls, paneer curries, potato dishes, beans, rice, breads, and so much more. My taste buds were so happy with all the different flavors and textures I tried! My plate below says it all. If you want an authentic Indian food experience, this place is for you. Everything tasted homemade and almost as good as my mom’s food!
Dinner at Oblix , a restaurant inside The Shard, was over the top delicious and by far my favorite meal. Everything we ordered was fresh, well presented, and unique in terms of flavor. We ordered a number of vegetarian sides to start, including a baked potato, mashed potatoes, macaroni n’ cheese, a pumpkin casserole, beets and goat cheese, carrots in an orange and ginger sauce, and roasted broccoli. For my main entrée, I ordered the ricotta gnocchi. Talk about pillowy and melt in your mouth – this stuff was amazing! And of course, what final dinner would be complete without something sweet. We decided on the brownie sundae for dessert, which was layers of brownies, cookie bits, candied cashews, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fudge. Yes, it was as good as it sounds!
Looking back, I really did get to try a little bit of everything on this trip and what a treat that was!
Annnnd with that I’ll end this post, seeing that its a million pages long! Whoops!
What’s your favorite foodie city?