Food

The Food of Edinburgh

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Here we have the food of Edinburgh.  Bottom left is vegetarian haggis pie, there’s plenty of Japanese food; sushi, tempura, and gyoza. I had a veggie hotdog, a green tea latte, a giant garlic bread, and the absolutely essential Irn Bru.

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Edinburgh- David Bann Vegetarian Restaurant

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We went to a rather fancy vegetarian restaurant while in Edinburgh, David Bann.  It was a little pricier than we usually go for but not too much more if you restrain yourself.  The mains are about £12-14, starters £4-8, we didn’t manage to squeeze in a desert but they are about £6.  I went for the Beetroot, Bramley apple and Strathdon Blue cheese pudding, which was rather delicious.  Boyfriend chose Risotto of runner beans and roasted red pepper which he enjoyed but didn’t think it was as special as mine.  Anyway, I highly recommend.

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Food of Tenerife

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Italian Food

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Glasgow- Topolabamba

P1030110Coming to the end of our visit to Glasgow we stopped for lunch at Topolabamba which is a Mexican restaurant.  We went for tapas, and got Char Roasted Vegetable Tacos, Crab Ceviche Tostadas, Guacomole and Black Bean Tostadas, Poblano Chilli and Crumbly Cheese Taquitos, and Char Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas.

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We followed it up with Mexican Chocolate Cups with Coconut Cream, which was a rich, dark chocolate mousse in a cup. It was all good (well I didn’t have the crab thingy), especially the Taquitos. With soft drinks it all came to £35, so not the cheapest meal ever (especially as I made boyfriend leave a £5 tip because I thought the service was good), but a nice experience overall.

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Glasgow- Naked Soup

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On a recent trip to Glasgow we went on a little shopping trip to the Westend (we didn’t actually end up buying anything) and our first port of call was somewhere to eat lunch.  We found Naked Soup just off Great Western Road.

It sold soup, would you believe, and also sandwiches.  I ordered the lentil and sweet potato (which came in a cup), it tasted nice but I would have prefered it a bit chunkier.  Boyfriend got a chorizo sandwich and we shared some bread and humous.  I also got an apple as part of their lunch deal (bit odd but not complaining).  I got green tea, and boyfriend got coke and it all came to £11 ish.

It was a tasty, light lunch and I would recommend it, although not if you’re super hungry as it wasn’t that filling.

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Jo Jo To- Venzuelan Street Food

Jo Jo To are hanging out in Leeds Trinity Kitchen but they usually work in London.  It’s Venezuelan style street food and it was pretty good.

I got a Dominoes Epanadas which is some kind of glorious fried pasty filled with Black Beans, Cheese, Plantain, Tomato, Wahsakaka Sauce.  Lots of cheese.

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Curry Corner

Curry Corner in West Yorkshire sells curry and is on the corner of the street so you can immediately see the logic behind the name, which engenders trust.

This a fabulous quality phone image of the curries we got the other day.

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I got saag panner, boyfriend got a meat curry (I feel like my restaurant reviews* would be better if I paid some attention to what the other person was eating too?)  We got garlic naan, and pilau rice, and I got a mango lassi.  The food was pretty good, although I would have liked more paneer and less saag, and our mains were a little slow coming out.  Still it was New Year’s Day so they might have been quite busy in the kitchen.

 

*None of these count as reviews I know

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Veritas Leeds

We went into Veritas in Leeds which is equidistant from the Art Gallery and also the chemist that boyfriend had to get his new asthma inhaler from.  I had been in beforefor a drink but not food, and we decided to pop in for lunch just after Christmas.  It’s a very nice pub, and the staff were all friendly as well.

I had a great veggie burger with chips, fancy salad (that I didn’t get around to eating), and some mango goo which was nice.  I also may have got goats cheese as an extra.  And they did a good green tea. It was about £10 and boyfriend got some meat thing.

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5 Best Veggie Meals

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The bext Japanese food I’ve had was at Etsu in Liverpool. The yasai gyoza and yasai tempura followed by green tea ice cream.  I haven’t found gyoza as good anywhere else.

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