.: Scenes from the city 2 :.

A few Friday’s ago we’ve decided to go out for dinner @ Soho mostly because he wanted to do some nocturnal photography and try his brand new 28mm. I normally struggle with nocturnal scenes as they are not sharp enough and end up deleting loads of them, but I have to say I’ve really enjoy it. It’s quite a challenge but London is really a photogenic city and I dare to say even more special at night.

We’ve started in Waterloo and had the chance to listen to Susana again (for spotify click here)

Of all the places, I have to say Chinatown is brilliant for grabbing a few interesting moments

For dinner we went to Ma’Plucker, which had a really delicious pulled chicken with waffle. Will go back for more.

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If you fancy some dessert would recommend the waffle rather than the apple crumble which was too sweet and heavy, had a lot of crumble and almost no ice cream. Will be back again for the chicken waffle

.: A6000 experiments :.

Yap, I surrender to technology. I surrender to lighter cameras that can fit into my small bag and being carried everywhere I go. So I’ve just bought myself the A6000 as well (which is the camera he has). I thought about possibly going to a full frame like the sony’s A7 series, but then again for the type of photography that I do it’s not really worth it and that would be a bit bulkier anyway, so decided for portability instead. It’s so light on my hands! When I was carrying my Canon 60D with the lens it was more than 1.5kg around my neck. That’s not very handy in London, so here’s why I felt that I needed a lighter one.

So after the meat feast @ Pitt Cue Co, we went for a walk and I’ve managed to take some photos. Still trying to get used to the camera

Next morning we went for a walk in Chiswick

And being in Chiswick couldn’t really resist a stop at Franco Manca! (My favourite pizzas in town)

.: A meat Paradise @ Pitt Cue Co :.

Last weekend (and precisely because it was the Carnival long weekend), the weather was rubbish! I can’t recall a year where that weekend was a good one. So it was the perfect opportunity to go out for lunch with some friends. After a lot of arguing we’ve agreed to try Pitt Cue Co @ Soho.

You know those places that take you by surprise? This was one of them! From the top you just see the small bar, but there’s a small space downstairs – quite cosy I would say – but then the friendly service and the food menu. Suddenly you realise this is not just a burger place, I would say it’s a temple of meat. And so many good flavours!!! The chicken was superb, I had one of the specials which was delicious too.

Look at this, seriously, so yummy

Everyone on our table was like: “Oh my God this is so good!!!” and it was! I’m sure we’ll all be back more often.

If you plan to visit on the weekend try to go a bit earlier because the space is quite small, so there are not many tables available

.: Shoryu Ramen – Soho London :.

After my visit to the delicious Ramen in Dusseldorf I was keen on trying the London Ramen too. I had a few places on my wishlist – inspired by Zomato 😀 (Kanada Ya – which I had tried to go with some friends, but after such a massive queue we gave up; Shoryu Ramen – there’s 3 of them and Tonkotsu), and today we’ve decided to go to Shoryu. I couldn’t believe there was no queue!!! Maybe because it’s Sunday

Once we’ve got inside I was in love with the decoration, modern but cosy at the same time. The service was also quite friendly throughout the meal. I really have to admit that I prefer places like this, not pretentious with honest good food rather than places where they seem to be trying to grab michelin starts and a shitty service. Not for me.

Shoryu also has a really good choice of sake, but as I was not in the mood for alcohol today I went for a still water and he went for a lager.

Anyway back to Shoryu, the menu had lots of really good choices, not just Ramen but there’s other dishes as well. I was stupid enough not to check the recommendations from Zomato:  you should try this: Hakata Tetsunabe Gyoza, Tori Kara Age Men, Dracula Tonkotsu). He had the Hakata Tonkotsu and I had the regular Shoryu. You can also add some top ups into your Ramen, but I’ve decided to keep it as is. The Ramen was really tasty, you could feel the ginger, so yummy. Quite filling as well.

We’ve also ordered Atsuage as a side dish, pretty delicious as well.

Overall, really tasty Ramen and I’m sure we’ll be back!
Location wise really close to Picadilly Circus, so couldn’t be any easier!

  • Food: yummy ramen 4.5/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
  • Location: 5/5
  • Ambience: 4/5

What’s the best Ramen you’ve had so far?

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