How is it Wednesday already? I’m so pleased that we’re already half way through the week as I have some fun plans this weekend and as always, this involves friends and brunch – definitely what weekends are all about. But first, let’s rewind back to Bank holiday Monday. I spent the day hanging out with my cousin and we visited several places that have been on my hit list recently…


I love fried chicken and while Japanese and Korean are popular, the Taiwanese have their own version too. I haven’t had Taiwanese chicken since HK at Hot Star Large Fried Chicken and I was intrigued when Bigbe Chicken open a shop in China town in London. The staff are friendly and there are only a few things for sale here – all the deep fried non healthy variety! Deep fried squid, chicken breast, drumsticks, popcorn chicken and sweet potato wedges. I had the original chicken breast which has been flattened (up to 30cm), marinated and deep fried. It’s pretty simple – once fried, it’s sprinkled with your chosen powder which are placed on the counter. My cousin opted for Chili but I spotted the plum powder which is one of my all time favourite Asian flavours – I just love that sweet and sour flavour. It goes especially well with sweet potato wedges. We tried the deep fried squid too which was ok but I probably wouldn’t order again. It is definitely all about the large deep fried chicken. I couldn’t help but notice that there was also a bit of a typo in the signage in the shop – deep fired chicken anyone?
We got pretty thirsty after all that deep fried food and went for some Bubble tea in Soho (Original milk tea flavour for me!) and then we stopped off for some dessert at Tsujiri which does pretty decent Matcha. It’s a Japanese chain and it really hits the spot for my Matcha cravings. I went for the Tsujiri Sundae which came with a popped rice, red bean and mochi. I’ll probably opt for just matcha soft serve next time as it was good but the red bean is quite sweet. I wish they did Milk and Black sesame flavour though! This place usually has long queues but we were really lucky and managed to order straight away and grab some seats inside.
Our last meal of the day was on the 40th floor of Heron Tower at Duck and Waffle. It’s been a long time coming and I’m glad I made it. It wasn’t too busy when we visited and the food was great! Despite the weather turning decidedly gloomy when we arrived, the view was still pretty epic. I definitely recommend the Duck and Waffle which is meant as a sharing plate but don’t share, it’s a lie! Sharing the crispy roasted duck leg is not easy and you can definitely eat this all to yourself. We also had the Yellowfin Tuna served on a Himalayan Rock slab which was really yummy with super pretty presentation. The asparagus with poached hen’s egg was quite tasty and the Seared Octopus which was completely delicious! I could have eaten other plateful…
I’d definitely go back and take my sisters or friends. The service is attentive, food super fast and the views are wonderful. It was a pretty good day and I’m probably in need of a detox until next weekend now! Are you guys doing anything fun this weekend? I’d love to read about your weekend plans too…