TOP 5 FAVES : WHEN IN LONDON

 
 

I adore London. To bits (and pieces). I personally find that the buildings are quaint and cute, even the people are jolly and cute. Looking forward to being back again next year!

Here, in this post, I'm sharing my top 5 snacks. It's cheap eats at its very best, teehee. I love snacking and I just want to share the joy. 4 out of 5 of them are totally Instagrammable!

xM

 

Here's my Top 5 Best Snacks Under £10

1. Maitre Choux, South Kensington 

My number one reason visit to London, truly, is to see this place with my very own eyes (and my pair of glasses). Maitre Choux, thank you for making my dessert dream come true. If you're on a diet, please look away. The eclairs, choux and chouquettes pastries are crafted by Michelin Star chef, Joakim Prat and his team. It's way too beautiful to eat. My favourite flavours is Spanish Raspberry Pink eclair, filled with a soft mousse with a tinge of rose water. I'm in heaven.

£6 // 15 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ES

2. Cereal Killer Cafe, Shoreditch 

So, if you're a cereal fan (even though I'm a 30 something), this is the place to wander into. Cereal Killer Cafe brings me so much joy. Transported me back into my Kellogs Frosties and Coco Pop childhood days.

They have a wide array of choices, cereals from all around the world, from Frankenberry (USA) to Kariot (Israel) right up to home, Nutrigrain (AUS). And Cereal Killer Cafe just don't stop there. More than a dozen choices when it comes to the type of milk and toppings. Cinnamon or bubble gum milk? Wait a minute, I can have crispy M&M's and strawberry for toppings? It's already giving me a mini headache, as I'm the worst person, when it comes to making a decision.

I just went with the craziest looking milkshake, typical Miss May, haha!

from £2.50 // 139 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB

3. Fish! Kitchen, Burrough's Market 

I was here 5 years ago and I came back for, literally, the best fish & chips that I ever had in my young life.

Look no further for the best Fish & Chips in town. Fish! Kitchen is a takeaway tucked around the corner in Burrough's Market. It's madness trying to get a sitting spot, but no worries, the fish of the day can still be enjoyed, standing around or sitting on the side lanes. I had haddock, and blimey, it was tasty as.

£8.50 // Borough Market, Cathedral St, London SE1 9AL

4. Tombo, South Kensington 

Possibly the best matcha ice cream, outside Japan, is here in Tombo, London. The soft serve was just delish. There are more to Tombo than just ice cream though. My mouth was salivating over the Matcha Souffle Cheesecake and Aubergine Miso Soup that went past my wandering eye. Honestly, did not have time to try everything in the menu (with a busy day browsing museums nearby), but I'll be back!

£3.95 Soft Serve // 29 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London
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5. Ethiopiques, Upmarket, Brick Lane 

I stumbled across Ethiopiques by chance. Just a beautiful (and may I say, colourful) selection of healthy vegan salads and hot dishes. I'm loving the chickpeas, lentils and beetroot dishes. You can try a little bit of everything and it doesn't cost you much at all. Generous portion and just beautiful flavours. Served with 'Injere', a savoury pancake. I remembered leaving Brick Lane, very happy and thinking, that was amazing!

£7 //Sunday Upmarket and Boiler House on Brick Lane, Tower Hamlet, London, E1

 

 

Noodle Hunting With Miss May

 

So, the other day, I went on a Noodle Hunt with the crew. OMG, Kingsford is the place to eat. It's got everything you'll love - Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian and Japanese restaurants, all right next door to each other. There is so much variety on Anzac Parade, that you probably do not even know where to start.

But fret not, I'm here to show share my Top 5. Scroll below to your ultimate food guide in Kingsford.

Everise Handmade Noodles

Look no further, if you're a fan of handmade noodles, this is the place to be. Everise Handmade Noodles is always packed with locals and students especially during lunch hour. 

The House Stir Fried Noodle with Beef and Dry Fried Noodles with Lamb are delicious. If you're looking for something different yet delicious, I would recommend the Cold Noodles with Fried Roast Lamb. It was shown with 3 Chillis (a measure of spice levels) in the menu, but if you can handle the heat, this dish doesn't dissapoint.

474 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

Chinese Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant

This place takes me back to one of the dumpling and noodle places in China, with its quirky interior and pleasant staff. The spring pancakes were an absolute hit with the crew. It taste exactly the same as getting it from the street vendors in Beijing. Yum!

The Northern style pork and chives dumplings and handmade noodles with beef are a must try. Huge portions made to share, so it's a great place to out with friends!

323 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

Kingsford Chinese Restaurant

Okay, as I'm writing this, I'm feeling so hungry thinking about the best Malaysian Chinese food in town. This is it,  Kingsford Chinese Restaurant is one of my absolute favourite.

The Braised Green Beans and Shan Dong Chicken are the most popular dish in this restaurants. As I sat there, waiting for my dish to arrive, I overheard every customer ordering the same dishes (and perhaps with a little bit more variety).

Shan Dong Chicken was succulent and the skin was just simply scrumptious. The dish was served in a sweet and spicy sauce, sprinkled with carrots and shallots. The Braised Green Beans just had everything going for. You gotta try these! 

426 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

It's Time for Thai

It's always time for Thai. Who am I kidding? We arrived at lunch hour and it was full house.  

The Soft Shell Crab is to-die-for. A yummy dish served with fresh salad. 

2/309 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

Imperial Peking Chinese Restaurant

Imperial Peking is a must visit, if you're a yumcha fan. And even more so, if you love duck. 

We tried all the handmade dumplings, they were all delicious, with the Gow Gee (Prawn Dumpling), my absolute favourite. 

This family run business has been going on for 17 years and Jenny, the manager, takes pride in serving one of the best Peking Duck in Sydney. On weekends, this place is packed, so be prepared to wait in line to get in.

558 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

And that's it for now...

It's so easy to get to Kingsford via Anzac Parade, with heaps of buses running along Anzac Parade. Even with all the construction going on, Kingsford is still open for business. So, don't be afraid to check Anzac Parade out and "Live It Up Locally" guys!

And looking forward to seeing all your flatlays inspired by the hashtag #liveituplocally! 

Have a fab day all!

xxM