I had a really lovely day yesterday wandering around central London. My first stop was to a street vendor who sells Steamed Buns at the entrance to China Town, to grab a vegetable steamed bun for breakfast, delicious! I then went to the Wonderful Patisserie on Gerard Street in Chinatown, where I bought a selection of their savoury filled breads, bbq pork filled, ham and spring onion filled and a sausage bun. They truly were wonderful. I am looking for a Japanese bread recipe online so that I can try and recreate them at home, but with little success.
I then went to the Japan Centre and bought two new Bento boxes and some noodles. They are moving on October 17th to a new home just around the corner on Regent Street, which will have even more Japanese food. I finished off the trip with a stop at John Lewis' Cookware department in Oxford Street and bought a house warming gift for a friend. It was such a nice way to start the day before getting on with all the boring jobs I had to do at home! I ended the day with Japanese beef curry and I watched Amelie, which I love.
This weeks Menu Plan Monday is lots of recipes I have tried before, mainly for ease and speed as I have a lot to get done this week. I am really looking forward to the Mustard Pork Chops with Gnocchi on Saturday, I am completely in the mood for some more comforting dishes now the weather has got colder.
Lunch: BBQ Pork Bun
Dinner: Japanese Beef Curry, Egg Fried Rice
Lunch: Fiorentina Pasta Bake, Salad
Dinner: Confit de Canard with Potatoes, Veg
Lunch: Hot Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad
Dinner: Out at a friend's new flat
Lunch: Bratwurst Sandwich
Dinner: Devilled Mackerel with Spinach and Potatoes
Lunch: Stir fry veg and noodles, Battered Prawns, Sweet Chilli Dip (Bento)
Dinner: Breaded Plaice, Veg
Lunch: Pesto Potato Salad, Mini Quiche, Salad (Bento)
Dinner: Macaroni Cheese, Salad
Lunch: Somen Noodles with Fish Pasta Sauce, Gyoza, Green beans with Soy Sauce (Bento)
Dinner: Mustard Pork Chops with Gnocchi (Nigella Express)