Since I am studying the Electrical and Engineering degree in University College London, I spend a good portion of my year here. This page is a mosaic of various reflections and lists related to London.
London is a nostalgic city, the first time I saw London it felt familiar, almost like I had been here before. Part of that could be because of how frequently it is featured in movies and shows. It is home to amazingly diverse people, incredible museums and a great nightlife.
It started out feeling intimidating, especially being the first time being away from Singapore for me. But it grew on me quickly, I find myself feeling comfortably in place in London now.
Amidst the chaos, and the banker bros, there are pockets of highly interesting people working on fascinating problems. Finding my tribe is the key, I think that applies more broadly to other countries as well. I do find myself missing the sense of creative ambition, or the impetus to do things to change the world here.
- Flat Iron (£10 steak, Covent branch for free ice cream)
- Homeslice Pizza (£10 each for huge ass thin crust pizza - Soho branch more crowded but quality better than Fitzrovia branch)
- Patty & Bun (~£12 for a solid burger + jalapeno wings + fries with chicken fat mayo - go to Bond St or Soho branches)
- Duck & Waffle (£17 for duck leg on waffle + amazing views, must book quite in advance tho so if yall want tell me early pls)
- Barrafina (£25 for spanish tapas, atas-y environ)
- Casa Tua (~£10 for amazing pasta)
- Balthazar (~£15 for superb breakfast foods, esp their poached eggs)
- Penderel’s Oak (£10 for ribs + sides)
- Motherclucker (£15 for spicy af buffalo wings)
- My Old Dutch (£5.25 for huge ass pancakes w sweet / savoury toppings, only on mondays - super worth!)
- The Breakfast Club (£15 for brunchy food)
- Smack Lobster Roll (£15 for lobster roll - much more worth than burger and lobster now)
- Babaji (Savoy grill is nice & a slice of proper English cuisine- not too expensive either as the prices range from £75 per head to £375+ for some of those well known establishments!!!
- Greenhouse (Michelin**, decent prices lunch £40, full tasting menu £100)
- Dishoom (£15 for rly good indian food - go to the King’s Cross branch)
- Dapur (£6 for nasi lemak / rendang)
- Hozi (£5.50 for kimchee + beef/pork + rice)
- Wellbeing Kitchen (£5.50 for kimchee + beef/pork + rice)
- On The Bab (£15 for rly good korean fried chicken)
- Kanadaya (£13 for super good ramen - and get the black sesame w matcha soft serve if they have it)
- Yoisho (£17 for amazing izakaya)
- Eat Toyko (£10 for chirashi don)
- Dozo Sushi (£8 for lunch set meals - super worth!!)
- Kiln (£17 for spicy thai dishes)
- Abeno / Abeno-Too (£17 for okonomiyaki)
- Centrepoint Food Store (£10 for authentic korean - its in the basement)
- Crystal China (£15 for amazing ma la hotpot)
- Hopper on frith street
- duck and rice •goldmine - out of the way for decent chi food
- plum village - good dimsum in ctown
💙 Food Markets
- Leather Lane (weekday, during lunch time)
- Brick Lane (sunday)
- Borough (weekend)
- Camden Market (weekend)