jeera_genie I rarely have dessert, but was still hungry so had mastic ice-cream and affogato. Expected the ice-cream to be a bit chewy, but wasn't and affogato was meant to be flavoured with cardamon, but couldn't detect it. I'm a big fan of Arabica's products, so expected to love this place, but sadly didn't. So will be sticking with Abu Zaad, Beruit Cafe & Maroush as my go to Middle Eastern places. Also new addition @thepalomar, which was amazing on the weekend & cheaper than Arabica. Sorry - really wanted & expected to love it. To end on a positive - service was lovely. 2w

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jeera_genie Heritage tomato salad, fattoush & chicken taouk. Tiny servings for the price. £9 for two small chicken skewers & smallest salads I've ever had in a Middle Eastern restaurant.
Good points about Arabica - delicous, great value wine list by @bittenwritten & beautiful interior design they've done with the railway arch space.
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jeera_genie Checking out new Arabica Bar & Kitchen at Borough market. Soft opening this week. Starting with mutabal & a yoghurt/courgette dip. 2w

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jeera_genie Big thanks to @koreafoodsuk & @gizzierskine for the delcious modern Korean lunch @TasteofLondon. Dishes included crispy tuna rice, Korean Fried Chicken, Hotdog Fried Rice & Hotteok with Miso Ice-cream & Miso Caramel Sauce. 3w

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jeera_genie Dinner at new London restaurant The Palomar. We tried octopus with chickpeas, the Yemeni bread with tomato & tahini dips, aubergine with salmon tartare, labenah tortellini & the deconstructed kebab. All excellent. + great music & great service. Can't wait to go back. 3w

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jeera_genie Antiques shop at Maltby Street market. Much prefer it to Borough. Less tourists, fantastic food & lots of places to sit down for a cocktail, wine or coffee. 3w

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jeera_genie Three different cuts of Japanese beef with wasabi leaves, shimeji mushrooms & three dipping sauces - miso, apple & wasabi jelly 2mon

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jeera_genie Next course was cherry blossom mochi, stuffed with prawns, wrapped in a shiso leaf & topped with a fiddlehead fern bud 2mon

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jeera_genie One of my best meals ever. Kaiseki dinner at KAI Enshu ryokan on the banks of Lake Hamana, Hamamatsu. Here's the menu & first course. 2mon

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jeera_genie Travelled to Hamamatsu today for gyoza & unagi. Arrived at Motsugiku gyoza restaurant at 11:45, but there was already a line. Hamamatsu's gyoza are considered by many to be the best in Japan. Packed with fresh vegetables & served with boiled beansprouts & chilli sauce. 2mon

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jeera_genie Great views at the sumo, even from the cheap seats. 2mon

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jeera_genie Day 1 in Tokyo spent at the sumo. Same day tickets cost from just £12 2mon

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