While the Vegetarian has been in London for school research for a couple weeks, I joined her this morning. After about a week in London, we will head to Paris and then back to London. I lived in London several years ago, but back then I was not interested in cooking nearly as much, and definitely didn’t go out of my way that often to try that many new foods and restaurants. Now that I’m back again (for the first of a few visits), it seems right to document some of the travels with some photos and reviews.
Nearly every day we have some sort of meal plan, as we won’t be doing much cooking at the flat — I don’t think you are supposed to cook when you are on vacation…isn’t that the point? Today, upon my arrival, we made our way to Borough Market which features countless stalls of fresh fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, sausages, other sandwiches including the best grilled cheese you will ever eat (you wont convince me otherwise). I only snapped a pick of them pre-grill:
The place is called Kappacasein and they only do these grilled cheeses with onions and leeks as well as raclette, which essentially is heating up of cheese under a hot flame and then scrapping off the melted portion. Here it goes atop potatoes and some cornichons. We didn’t get that, but I wish we had because it looked so good! We washed this down with some watermelon juice and fresh lemonade. The market is only open in full on Thursday-Saturday, but they have lunch Monday – Wednesday.
Tonight’s dinner at Zaika, an contemporary Indian restaurant with a Michelin star will be detailed in a future post. Until then, cheerio.