There are few places in the world closer to my heart than Kampong Ah Lee: Malaysia Delight. The Malaysian restaurant on Edinburgh's Clerk Street is undoubtedly a highlight of the city's food scene, serving incredible unpretentious food at reasonable prices. Cat and I have been eating there for years; and, in fact, built our whole … Continue reading Back Down Memory Lane At Kampong Ah Lee
I have always liked the idea of being a butcher. My large collection of super-sharp knives would seem less fetishistic, for a start. There always seems to be something strong and dependable about butchers - though I suppose if you haul carcasses around for a living, you're also likely to develop a certain macabre grit. … Continue reading This Week I Mostly: Played Butcher for a Day
I recently gave up drinking for a while, to see how it affects me. Since The Boy came along, I've struggled to keep fit. I used to play sports three-four days a week, and I'd walk to and from work every day. I even managed to train for, and run, a marathon in 2015. In … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Giving Up Drinking
Festival Fatigue? Tourist Trouble? If you need a break from the city's madness, there are lots of great caffs, restaurants, and watering holes on Edinburgh's northern fringes.
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Quay Commons (QC). Many of my favourite habits - my daily coffee (a flat white, if you’re buying), weekend loaf, occasional lunch, Friday baked treat, and post-work drinks in the sun – are nourished by the lovely folks there. I still dream about the … Continue reading Review: Amazing Food + Exquisite Beer = Mind Blown
What odd flavour combinations do you, or someone you know, enjoy? The kind of thing that has others scratching their heads (or reaching for a bucket)? A nostalgic trip to a Turkish kebab shop in Dundee this week has got me thinking. I've always been into food. My best mate Chris reminisced in his best … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Confessing Some Weird Food Habits
Perched on a high bench in the window of neighbourhood pizza bar, Civerinos Slice, we marvel at how cool the place is. A carefully curated industrial dive-bar aesthetic provides the backdrop to convivial informal dining, whilst hip hop bumps from the speakers. Channeling a distant memory of frozen margs in Brooklyn, my wife orders an … Continue reading Review: Civerinos Slice