Although this may look like any old ice cream it is in fact made using liquid nitrogen at Chin Chin in Camden market. They have mixers for the creamy liquid and then add the liquid nitrogen to instantly turn it into a very smooth ice cream, complete with theatrical smoke effect.
The toppings are great, with some unusual choices. It’s a bit pricey, but definitely worth a pop if you’re in the neighbourhood.
A very thick and very rich hot chocolate from Artisan du Chocolate on Westbourne Grove. The table looks like a giant bar of chocolate, complete with a small bite taken out of a corner.
Heavenly. I felt a bit sickly afterwards though.
Seen near the Grand Union canal near Little Venice. It is still a bit a cold.
A random fabric shop on Goldhawk Road has this window display featuring a home-made Elvis. I can’t decide whether they want to show off their lovely golden fabrics, or demonstrate their ability to make a guitar from cardboard. Either way, well done on the sunglasses.
On the opposite window is, bizarrely, snow white.
A shot that’s been taken a million times before. Apply a bit of a black-and-white effect and the sky looks much more dramatic and sinister.
The display at the Skinny House on Goldhawk Road has changed to something I can’t decipher – Japanese, nuns, and Oxford Street. Any ideas?
An outrageously good concert from Muse for War Child, playing a mix of old and new. Amazing to see them outside of the stadiums.
Full video of the whole concert:
Note to Android users at the front – please stopping waving your giant TV screens around!
I appreciate that this may just look like a shiny mess of yellow and green things, but I found it quite exciting as it’s the first time outside of China that I’ve had an authentic version of one of my favourite dishes.
It’s called ‘North East people three fresh vegetables of the earth’, or dong bei ren di san xian – potato, aubergine (eggplant to all non-English speakers), and bell peppers, covered in a dark gravy-like sauce. Sounds lovely eh?
Eaten at My Old Place near Liverpool Street, which was like stepping into a canteen in China. Their egg and chive dumplings were also very good.
After an awful windy and wet autumn day, the sun bravely shone for a few moments before disappearing over the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
A cracking set from Citizens! in a thankfully fog-free XOYO. These guys were good.