Eating Brunch is My Only Talent

The Good Egg

You know how I was just complaining about every brunch menu here having the exact same things on it? Well, someone must’ve heard my cry for help because they created The Good Egg, which is an absolute godsend. Finally, a unique brunch menu! Finally, brunch with flavor! Life may not be perfect, but it’s better than it was yesterday! The shakshuka pictured above was the best brunch dish I’ve had in London thus far. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the tomato sauce was rich and flavorful with the perfect amount of spice, and the addition of lemon yogurt made the dish more interesting. 

The Good Egg

The award for second best brunch dish I’ve had in London goes to this chocolate babka! I could’ve eaten a whole loaf and seriously contemplated purchasing one before I left.

Padella

Padella

Padella

I also finally made it into Padella for dinner. It’s a pasta restaurant that doesn’t take reservations, so everyone lines up when it opens and they give out time slots until they fill the restaurant for the rest of the evening. I waited ninety minutes, but the food was completely worth it. This might be the restaurant with the best value in London; I couldn’t get over how affordable everything was! I made a little three-course meal for myself. My salad could’ve used one of two more ingredients, but the burrata was delicious because it was burrata, and the cacio e pepe was out of this world. Fresh pasta is one of the best things on this planet.

Honest Burgers

One day I was really craving American food, so I popped over to Honest Burgers for a quick dinner. It wasn’t the most exciting meal, but it hit the spot.

London Christmas

London Christmas

Christmas festivities are here in London! One of the major streets was blocked off so kids could meet their favorite Cartoon Network characters, which was definitely just a capitalistic scheme to get parents to buy their kids lots of toys, but that’s the true meaning of Christmas! However, it caused a giant traffic jam and I hated it.

Kiln

I also tried a critically acclaimed Thai restaurant called Kiln! The lighting was pretty bad so this was the only photo worth sharing, but my favorite dish was the clay pot baked glass noodles (not pictured!) which were absolutely amazing. I also had crispy chicken, lamb skewers, stir-fried greens, and brown Jasmine rice, which was one hit right after another. Yay for a week of good dining across the board!

Ta-ta for now,

James

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