Gills at home

Review: Porto

Review: Porto

Porto is a seafood lovers dream. There’s no other way to explain it - packed full of fresh food, cooked simply and traditionally, at a great price and most of the time with a phenomenal view. We started off our Porto culinary experience at Raiz after seeing a post by The Cutlery Chronicles and not [...]

Recipe: Scallop Ceviche

Recipe: Scallop Ceviche

Scallop ceviche might seem a little daunting at first - and that’s just pronouncing it correctly - but it’s very simple, delicious and will definitely impress your dinner guests. It really showcases excellent ingredients so don't scrimp on the best. There are some great heritage toms around at the moment - treat yourself! This Peruvian [...]

Review: Trawler Trash, Islington, London

Review: Trawler Trash, Islington, London

Trash by name, but not by nature - Gemma and I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of the latest seafood restaurant to grace Upper Street with its presence. In truth, the "trash" signifies the restaurant's commitment to serving fish that often get disregarded in favour of the traditional catch. The Trawler Trash team are sustainability warriors and we [...]

Review: Lowlander Grand Cafe, Drury Lane

Review: Lowlander Grand Cafe, Drury Lane

We'll be honest we don’t often spend our evenings at the pub, preferring to find somewhere that does a good sourdough pizza (Taproom SE8), a damn fine cocktail (Little Nans) or some lovely red wine (Winemakers). However, Lowlander (which describes itself as a grand café) really surprised us. On a street we have walked past [...]

Recipe: Siu Mai

Recipe: Siu Mai

Siu Mai is a staple in Becky's dim sum order. These deliciously steamed parcels contain similar ingredients to our dumpling recipe but contains dried shiitake mushrooms giving them a much earthier flavour. You might have seen something similar to these in supermarkets microwave section, but we can assure you the real deal is much more [...]