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London Food Again

So it was off to London for the Main Event...

THE Cake
The bottom layer was red velvet and the top was just yellow BUT those are all white chocolate sticks surrounding the layers - yum! There was a little debate about the flowers - non-edible.

We went to Chop Shop after a matinee and had some really delicious pork belly (the special). The mash (mashed potatoes for all you "non-English" speakers), was so creamy and really good. Also a nice fennel slaw.

We had a quick bite at Franze and Evans. It was right near the flat we rented so how could we not. They had some mean gnocchi. The breakfast menu looked really nice, but we didn't get to try that out.

We also ate at the Approach Tavern. I ate there on the last quick hop over. Last time it was excellent sausage and mash. This time, it was a mighty excellent burger.

The absolute best meal was at this Peruvian place called Andina. It was tapas style so we got to try many different dishes - 10 in total. There were several outstanding dishes. We ordered two types of Ceviche - Clasico (sea bass, lime tiger's milk, coriander, limo chilli, sweet potato, choclo corn) and Tiradito de Cobia (cobia, yuzu tiger's milk, wasabi tobiko, green radish). They were equally good. The Corn Cake & Avocado was really like corn bread but 100 times better. It was very moist and flavourful. Since they said cake, I was expecting some sort of fritter. The Pulpo Chancon (grilled octopus, lucuma, butterbeans, chancaca and limo honey sauce with tomato and red onions) was absolutely the best dish. The octopus was flavourful and very tender. We also tasted a Pisco Sour. Unbelievably, when we were in Peru we didn't taste one! Sorry, I didn't take any pics - my phone was charging.

Those were the highlights. There were some other places too - a Thai place -ok - an Italian place - meh.


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