Authentic sushi @ Otoro, Birmingham Indoor Market


restaurants, Review

I stumbled upon Otoro Sushi one afternoon when I was buying some seafood from Birmingham Indoor Market. Yes, despite appearances (and my Instagram feed) occasionally I do cook for myself. Despite being slap bang in the middle of a indoor market that always has a fairly prolific smell of fish, Otoro was busy. And by […]

April 3, 2018

Indian street food @ Rola Wala, Selfridges


restaurants, Review

Rola Wala has replaced Izza Pizza in the Selfridges food court, and I’ve been down to try its Indian street food offerings. To be honest, I rolled my eyes a bit when I heard yet another Indian street food venue was opening. It’s not that I don’t like them (I would happily eat dosa on […]

March 13, 2018

Where to eat in Birmingham for Chinese New Year


Ramblings, restaurants

庆祝. Chinese New Year is upon us today (16th February) and across Birmingham you’ll likely find restaurants celebrating as they enter the year of the dog. With colourful and vibrant Chinese New Year parties being thrown and oodles of noodles to slurp, there’s never been a better day to visit some of the best places […]

February 16, 2018

Thai food @ Sabai Sabai, City Centre


restaurants, Review

I have a longstanding love affair with Asian cuisine and more specifically Thai food; this stems from my university days in Leicester. I had naff all money to my name at 19 – largely due to a fondness for snakebite and Lambert & Butler – but whatever I could rustle up from my part time […]

January 27, 2018

A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited


restaurants, Review

Sometimes you stumble upon a restaurant and it just makes your heart a little happier, don’t you think? It’s rare but wonderful; you’ve never heard of a place and then all of a sudden you’ve been back ten times and tried half the menu. For me, that restaurant seems to be Siamais brindleyplace. I sort […]

September 7, 2017

Vietnamese street food @ Pho Birmingham


restaurants, Review

I’ve written before about my love affair with Pho Birmingham – check it out – located in the food court area of Grand Central. Once you get over the fact that there’s always a queue (and in winter it’s ruddy freezing) it’s a great spot for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or one of the other Vietnamese inspired […]

July 22, 2017

Sushi sampling @ Wasabi, Grand Central


Ramblings

I’ve been mildly obsessed with Wasabi sushi since 2015 when I discovered the chain on a work trip to London. Having stumbled upon the takeaway sushi joints by accident (read: I was lost) my hungry belly was beyond happy to receive a selection of California rolls and nigiri. So much so that I went back […]

March 24, 2017