Ramblings, Review

A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

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. I sort of… Continue reading A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

Events, Review

A Taste of Vietnam @ Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome 

There are some evenings that you just know are going to stay with you for a long time, and on Thursday I was lucky enough to have one such night. Having been invited by Brum Bloggers to enjoy dinner and a performance of Miss Saigon at The Hippodrome, to say I was excited was an… Continue reading A Taste of Vietnam @ Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome 


Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 

I have a confession: before the Blogger Banquet event recently I hadn't actually eaten at Chung Ying Garden. I've walked past it a million times over the years as I've trundled through China Town, (usually on my way to Nightingales after too many adult lemonades) but had never made it through the bright red doors. That… Continue reading Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 


Vietnamese street food @ Pho

I've written before about my love affair with Pho - 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… Continue reading Vietnamese street food @ Pho


What’s the story, morning glory?

I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of Pho, the Vietnamese-inspired restaurant that opened last year in Grand Central. It's an ideal spot for a quick bite to eat with friends, or as a solo dining experience before or after catching a train at New Street station.  Having always been a huge… Continue reading What’s the story, morning glory?