I’m going to say it. Balls are often best. Ok, now let’s not confused, I mean food served as balls. Falafel, tender rich meat balls, peaches, popcorn chicken, digestive nibbles, cod crochettes, Maltesers and Forrero Rocher (bet you thought I’d forget that one). They’ve become so popular that there’s even a new restaurant in Soho just serving spherical food! I know, it’s on my list. Well, there’s one street food trader already thoroughly rocking the ball scene – Arancini Bros. Arancini Bros is well known on the London and street food scene for its Arancini, or to the rest of us, handmade risotto balls. Lightly coated, these little balls of cheesy, creamy risotto, are fried until crisp and golden. Kim and I decided to venture…

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When is there EVER not a queue at Bao? Ok, so for all you guys not Bao educated, Bao is an extremely popular little Tawianese restaurant specialising in Bao – Taiwanese milk steamed buns – and other inventive Taiwanese Eats. It made this year’s list of Time Out’s best restaurants, the ones everyone has to visit when in London, and it’s easy to see why. I was out for a day of photo shoots with a friend when we wandered past Bao just after lunchtime. It was about 2pm, and the minute we realised that there was absolutely no queue (ok we probably waited like 2 minutes for the table to be cleared), we just had to go in. I’d been wanting to go to Bao for…

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After a few Christmas cocktails with Kim, in the week before one of the best weekends of the year, we decided we needed pie. Both being from the midlands, we can appreciate how good a simple pie and mash can really be. Warming, comforting and really filling, it’d be perfect to end the night. So off we toddled to find Mother Mash. Mother Mash is a restaurant specialising in exactly what you would think it does from its name, MASH – one of my favourite carbs. To accompany the mash, as you obviously can’t eat it on its own (Yes, I have done this before, just with gravy after a night out – it used to be my go to drunk food, but that’s another…

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Alex is a sucker for a burger. Give him a list of choices for somewhere to go for dinner and no doubt he’ll pick the burger option if you give him one. So when we were out for drinks one Friday night recently, and I offered to get us a Five Guys on the way home, he obviously couldn’t wait to take me up on my offer – well who wouldn’t want a burger when your other half is paying for it?! So we made our way to the Five Guys in Kings Cross, detouring on our way home, and had soon ordered 2 huge burgers, a small side of spicy fries to share (the amount of food just gets silly otherwise) and 2 refillable…

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Last Friday I took Alex to try MOD Pizza, the brand new London Pizza hotspot, and I have to say it’s a big contender on the London pizza scene! Having crossed the pond from the USA, MOD Pizza just opened its flagship store in Leicester Square, with the concept of the restaurant being that you get to modify your toppings, ALL of them! You get free range on toppings and the pizza is the same price – I know right, how can you not try that out. They also do salads, which as it was a Friday I wasn’t quite feeling, but I’m sure I will be back to try them soon enough. Anyway, back to last Friday….Turning up at 7.30pm on the evening of its first day (I know, we…

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