The one with the dumplings.
Wow, look what I found lurking in my old to-post folder! The last batch of photos from my London work trip back in spring of 2011. Yeah, the one where it became my mission in life to order steamed dumplings from every place within delivery range that made them. Seriously, I’ve got the pictures to prove it. It was an obsession. Just thinking about the woeful lack of delivery dumplings here makes me sad. It’s almost criminal. Why do you hate me so, Finland?
Thought I’d try some fast food sushi as well, since I’ve never done the conveyor belt thing before. There was a Yo!Sushi at the mall, so I went.
The conveyor belt! All the plates had time stamps on the lids, which probably helped with the freshness thing a lot.
Sweet shrimp 😀 One of my all-time faves and hard to come by in non-shrimp producing places.
That, and they did hand rolls on demand. I miss having a sushi place.
This stuff was actually a half step better than Sushi Boy, the fast food sushi place we went to in Cali. Well, maybe the plates helped.
The girls took me to this adorable little fusion dimsum place one evening. I think these are sweet buns?
Fancy shumai. There were twists on all these dumplings, I wish I remembered :-I
The squid ink dumplings! So cool. They stopped making these, it seems 🙁
Random squid, I think?
These might be the duck ones.
Classic charsui bun with barbecue pork.
Pretty little desserts. Mine is the mango pudding, of course.
Fruity drinks. The one on the right even has basil seeds. I can barely find lemonade in restaurants out here.
Ping Pong Dimsum! That was the name. That’s why I took a picture of the menu 🙂
This is what I get for not making notes — the closest sushi place to where my hostesses lived was also pretty good. I miss ikura 🙁
Shumai from another place on another evening.
Shrimp hargao from the same place as the shumai.
Bonus shrimp crispies! I think this place was my favorite. I have their menu still somewhere.
The Warrington, when it was still owned by Gordon Ramsay. Who sold it later that year. Hey, we were curious. It was pretty inside.
The food was… okay. Not memorable, but better than the questionable meat pie from lunch. Which I actually remember better. I guess that says something.
Stopped by a nice little Thai restaurant after work my first night and… guess what I ordered.
And one night, I gave in and just got fried seafood noodles. Because they used actual large prawns and not tiny baby shrimps like in Finland.
Dumplings in soup AND steamed dumplings.