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LEYLA KAZIM  Travel | Food | Lifestyle | London Founder | @LDNCheapEats πŸ“ | London 🐦 | @ LeyLaLaa πŸ’­ | leylakazim@gmail.com πŸ“ | NEW πŸ”½ EATING in FLORIDA

Floating away on a Florida breeze - seems quite fitting for today β˜€οΈπŸ¦β˜€οΈ There's a new post up on the blog with my pick of the ten BEST RESTAURANTS on Florida's Emerald Coast πŸ‘‰ thecutlerychronicles.com (direct link in bio!). If you like southern breakfasts and seafood, I advise to not read on an empty stomach πŸ€€πŸ˜…
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Much of Europe is experiencing glorious weather at the moment - we've gone from snow to scorching in about two weeks over here in London β„οΈβ˜€οΈ If there's sunshine where you are in the world, I hope you've managed to get out and play in it - let me know what you've been doing! 🎑 Today has been a laptop day, but I managed to pitch a picnic table out in the garden and shade my computer under an umbrella whilst sticking one leg out in the sun 😁 As long as the thing doesn't overheat and stop working, it seems to be a pretty good setup! @emeraldcoastfla @visitflorida #emeraldcoasting #LoveFL
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EVERYBODY GO HERE πŸ™Œβ˜€οΈπŸŽŒπŸ—ΎπŸ―β›©οΈ The weather in London is glorious and I'm celebrating with this totally terrific lunch I had at yakitori restaurant @jidoriuk in Covent Garden on the weekend πŸ’₯
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#Onthetable: koji fried chicken with nori salt and lemon πŸ— salmon tataki with shiso and wasabi dressing 🐟 their famous katsu curry scotch egg 🍳 For yakitori skewers: nasu (aubergine and miso butter) πŸ† tsukune (minced chicken and egg yolk) 😍 reba (chicken liver) πŸ” negima (chicken thigh with spring onion). Plus a mega crispy pork tonkatsu with shredded cabbage, a stunning pickle plate, sesame and chilli marinated cucumbers and an onsen egg πŸ₯’ Followed by one of the best goddamn desserts I've had in a LONG time: their ginger ice cream with miso caramel, sweet potato crisps and a black sesame praline 🍨 Unbridled JOY.
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The entire meal was excellent, every dish a beaut. We thought we might have some left over to take home but two of us cleared this lot in under an hour 🀀 Did I mention they have a karaoke room downstairs? 🎀 Pretty much my dream dining spot πŸ™Œ
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London sunshine, is it really you? β˜€οΈπŸ™Œ Hands up who was out enjoying it this Saturday? πŸ™‹ It really felt like the first proper day of spring in this part of the world; I was wearing a t-shirt and everything πŸ‘€
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I had a pretty fab day wandering around town - it went something like this: started with coffee in the garden with my socks off β˜• an excellent yakitori lunch @jidoriuk (more on that later) 🎌 wandered around a bumping Covent Garden where it seemed that everyone was out to play πŸŽ‰ snapped those gorgeous @regentstreetw1 curves πŸ‘† picked up some Nutella-based beauts from @doughnuttime_uk 🍩 dropped off my Nespresso pods for recycling ♻️ treated myself to some polka dot pants from the limited edition @marimekkodesignhouse x @uniqlo_uk range (I want it all 😱) bought some freshly baked naan from this little bakery in Tooting that only sells naan and nothing else 😍 picked up some Turkish bread and white cheese from the Turkish supermarket next door πŸ₯– wandered through Tooting Market (when did it get so cool? Probably when @lonelyplanet declared it one of the 10 coolest neighbourhoods IN THE WORLD last year πŸ‘)
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It was a GOOD day. What did you guys get up to this weekend? 🌸
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THOSE DUMPS πŸ₯ŸπŸ₯ŸπŸ₯ŸπŸ˜ The most gorgeous of lunch spreads at Taiwanese @xu_london in @chinatownlondon πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΌπŸ₯ŸπŸ– You guys already know I created a video on How to spend 24 hours eating in Chinatown with @visitlondon. There is ALSO the accompanying blog post (link in profile πŸ‘†) which gives more info about each place we visited and what we ordered πŸ˜‹ Our marathon day of eating featured this meal at Xu for lunch - it was sooooo good πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ DYK they do suckling pig which only features on their lunch time menu? They slow-roast two whole ones over night each day and get about ten portions from each, so once it's gone it's gone! 😡 And shout out to @spiromax for the exquisite service we received there πŸ† More info and snaps from each of our 9 stops in the blog post - WARNING: do not read on an empty stomach 🀀 #SeeMoreLondon
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Say HELLO to what is surely one of the most magnificent bars in London 🍸πŸ₯ƒπŸΉ @therealnobu has opened hotels in Vegas, Miami and Manila, but this is the first one he's opened in Europe - and it's in Shoreditch in London! How cool is that πŸ‘
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There is of course a Nobu restaurant within. But there is also this bar - and this is only about 1/4 of it 😍 It stretches from floor to (high) ceiling, and is the full length of this space, stocked with everything you could possibly imagine. Including vintage sakes, limited edition Japanese whiskies and rare champagnes 🍾
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I am very excited to have @nobuhotelshoreditch as my base over my wedding weekend πŸ₯‚ I can envisage this ending up being the after after party venue - I wonder if they do lock ins πŸ˜‡ I've got just under 8 weeks to go guys 😱 If anyone has any tips on remaining chill in the run up to getting married, please send ALL of them my way πŸ˜…πŸ€ͺ
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Starting the week strong with great coffee and terrific eats β˜•πŸ₯‘πŸ˜ This lovely spread from the fab Aussie @theroastingpartyuk coffee shop just off Sloane Square, helping to counteract London's intense grey this Monday β˜” They also happen to sell the brioche sandwiches, salads and some of the cakes that you'll find @daisygreencollection (who they also supply the coffee for) πŸ€—πŸ°
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#OnTheTable: avo on toast (ofc πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ₯‘πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί), some lovely chunky salads 🌿 a schnitzel and Emmental brioche sandwich πŸ§€ a flat white and a matcha latte β˜• Def check these guys out if you're in the area, it's such a lovely space πŸ’™
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So, what did everyone get up to this weekend? I was mostly having / recovering from my hen party πŸ™ˆπŸΎπŸ‘―
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Welcome to London's Chinatown! 🍜🍚πŸ₯ πŸ₯ŸπŸΆπŸ₯‘πŸ₯’ One of the best places in this great capital to score a tasty (and often cheap!) meal. My EPIC (Eating Partner In Crime) @onehungryasian and I spent a whole day eating and filming in @chinatownlondon last Thursday (who caught the stories? πŸ™ˆ) and the video created with @visitlondon is now live on YouTube: How to spend 24 hours eating the best food in LONDON'S CHINATOWN πŸ“ΊπŸ€€
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This is the trailer, the link to the full (7 min) video on YouTube is in my profile bio πŸ‘†πŸ‘† Or go to today's IG story for the direct link. And there's also a blog post with more information on where we visited and what we ate - link in the YouTube caption {AD} πŸ‘€ #SeeMoreLondon
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For those who mentioned you'd like to see more of me talking in my videos, I do a lot more of that in this one (be careful what you wish for πŸ˜…). But I always love to hear feedback so do let me know what you think about this video too.
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Have you eaten at any of the places we cover in the video? What's your ultimate favourite restaurant in London's Chinatown? P.S. You'll find loads more inspiration for cheap and tasty Chinatown restaurants over on the @ldncheapeats website: londoncheapeats.com πŸ™Œ
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Big up @onehungryasian for doing a great job filming and producing these vids and for his patience with (the numerous!) feedback changes πŸ™

Ft: @caffeconcertouk @xu_london @ilovecuppacha @evelynstable @hotpotlondon_ @ichibuns @opiumchinatown
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πŸ“£ CALLING ALL FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST FANS, I've got a tasty giveaway for you 🍳 I have spent many a late night / early morning @balanssohosociety's original Soho CafΓ© outpost in central London during my uni days - I love that it's a Soho stalwart that's still open 24/7 πŸ’ƒ It's such a fab spot for bumping into the cross-section of London's society over something tasty; I met many an interesting character there πŸ‘€

To celebrate those heady days (or what I can remember of them 😏), I'm running a fab comp with the Balans restaurant group:
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PRIZE πŸ‘‰ 1 lucky winner will win ⚑ a Β£200 gift card to spend at any of their seven branches across London ⚑ And you don't have to spend it all at once; it's a membership card with Β£200 on it that gets deducted as you spend πŸŽ‰ Blow it on what you want, at any branch, at any time, within the next 12 months πŸ™Œ
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For a chance to WIN this fab prize, you must do ALL four of the following ⬇️
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βœ… FOLLOW @thecutlerychronicles and @balanssohosociety on Instagram
βœ… LIKE this post
βœ… ANSWER IN A COMMENT πŸ‘‰ The Balans menu offers something for everyone: full English breakfasts, steaks, fish and chips, confit duck, pasta, curries, pancakes, club sandwiches, burgers - to name a few. So tell me what your ULTIMATE three course meal would be: starter, mains, dessert, sides, drinks. It could be anything - make us hungry! 🀀
βœ… TAG the people you would take with you to Balans πŸ’™
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Competition closes: 11pm Wed 11th April. The winner will be chosen by the @balanssohosociety team based on their favourite responses and will be announced in a comment under this post - GOOD LUCK! {AD} 🎈
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The important bit πŸ€“ T&Cs and more info in first comment below ⬇️
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Hey y'all, welcome to Florida's stunning Emerald Coast on the Gulf of Mexico β˜€οΈ My YouTube video from this gorgeous part of the world is now up πŸ“Ίβ›±οΈ This is the trailer, the link to the full (8 min) video is in my profile bio πŸ‘†β˜€οΈπŸ‘† Or go to today's IG story for the direct link. And a blog post with more information about where I visited will follow soon πŸ‘€
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Some summer holiday travel inspo on this really wet and grey day (in London at least β˜”) I'd love to hear what you guys think 😊
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The Emerald Coast is home to powder white beaches, emerald green waters full of dolphins, gorgeous parks and incredible eating 🐬 In the YouTube video I cover the top restaurants you must try here - they're some of the best in Florida. Including great eats in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, showcasing the finest seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico 🐟
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In between all that fantastic eating I'll show you some of the best beaches on the Emerald Coast (the most gorgeous in the whole country according to Lonely Planet!) and the activities you can do in this beautiful part of Florida ⛱️ #LoveFL @emeraldcoastfla #emeraldcoasting #VisitTheUSA
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Featuring: @visitflorida @emeraldcoastfla @visittheusa @fivestarproperties @localmarketdestin @ajsoystershanty @harbordocks @hwvdestin @jackacudas @southernstardolphin @rockintacos @thegulfoi
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My kind of Easter spread πŸ™ŒπŸŽŒπŸ£β›©οΈπŸ’™ Japanese feasting @sakaguraldn: #onthetable crispy chicken karage marinated in soy, ginger and garlic πŸ— nigiri set: salmon, aburi salmon, maguro akami tuna, yellowtail, white fish, ebi prawn, hirami turbot, salmon roll 🍣 octopus sashimi πŸ™ lovely fatty otoro 🐟 compulsory edamame.
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Plus a fab green tea cocktail which came disguised as a pot of green tea 🍡 So to everyone else it looks like you're being all healthy and zen when secretly your 'tea' is full of sake πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ A fab first stop on a restaurant tour around @regentstreetw1 earlier this week {AD} πŸ˜‹πŸ’₯ #RegentStreet #flavoursofspring
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A little slice of 1930s Paris in central London πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’™πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ The stunning @brasseriezedel never fails to impress me every time I step through its doors. On the ground floor is this exquisite little cafΓ© β˜•πŸ₯
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Then when you descend down the stairs you're transported to a grand Parisian art deco brasserie serving classic French fare in a stunning setting 🎢 The dishes are incredibly good value, a pianist plays on a grand piano and the atmosphere is fantastic. I tell everyone I know who's visiting London to eat here as a priority for good times and great vibes 🍷
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Dessert here was our final stop on a restaurant tour around @regentstreetw1 earlier this week - do NOT miss their profiteroles or lemon tart 🀀 If anyone watched my stories from this food safari, (highlights in profile) you can win the exact same tour yourself hosted by the very fabulous @rosiefoodie - check out @regentstreetw1's latest post to see how you can win tickets for you and a friend {AD} πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‹ #RegentStreet #flavoursofspring
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I think this could well be my perfect meal?Β πŸ§€πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ·Β An exquisite charcuterie plate and British cheese board from the always excellent @lafromagerieuk, complimented by a gorgeous glass of Japanese SAKEΒ πŸ’™πŸΆπŸŽŒπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
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Many of you know how much I'm obsessed with Japan (the force is strongΒ πŸ—Ύ), so I absolutely love the idea of sake served with dishes beyond Japanese cuisine. La FromagerieΒ in London is a great spot to try this where they recommend Hoyo Genji 'Shining Prince' sake from Miyagi prefecture with their British cheese board. It also happens to work very well with prosciutto so I got a plate of that too 😏 Not sure why I haven't considered matching sake with non-Japanese dishes before; total dream team. And it also works with oysters, calamari, fish and chips. And even curry and chocolate 🍫
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Have you guys ever tried sake with a dish you might not automatically think of? Let me know and I'll add it to my list sake hit listΒ πŸ’ͺ
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#OnTheTable with the sake: Bosworth Ash Log (goat) from Staffordshire; Sharpham Cremet from Totnes (goat and cow cream); Hafod from Lampeter (cow), Gubbeen from County Cork (cow); Beauvale from Nottinghamshire (cow) - all so GOOD πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ And charcuterie from Alto Adige, Tuscany, Milan, Bayonne and Midi-PyrΓ©nΓ©es with celeriac remoulade, duck rilletes and cornichons. Sourdough. BOOM {AD} πŸ’₯ #ExploreSake #foodandsake
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