Honest Burgers: Straightforward, No BS Burger in London Town

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So how do I even begin to apologize to all of you (maybe a few) of my avid readers for this prolonged hibernation? Life got in the way–I really shouldn’t be saying that. I do love to eat and I love to share my experiences with you guys so you can join me as I eat my way into the world! Here is a little piece of my eating adventure at the beautiful and breathtaking city of London.

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  • Name: Honest Burgers
  • Location: They have several locations across London so you may want to check out their website.

If you ask me if I did eat fish and chips while in London, yes I did but I am not very fond of it. So one afternoon after all the walking I did at the museum, I decided to eat a late lunch at this famous burger joint. I would always pass by it walking from the apartment to Kings Cross Station and looking at it made me curious. I checked out Yelp and it did have some excellent reviews so I finally gave in. After all, I did miss eating burger after all the couscous salad I have been eating here. I walked into the restaurant and I wouldn’t say it had the best interiors. It was simple and it felt like a pub/burger joint to me. They had a huge chalkboard that served as the focal point of their restaurant and it listed their menu and some of their specials.

The waiter approached me and asked if I wanted to try their Oktoberfest Special: burger patty with bacon, sauerkraut, smoked cheddar in a special curry wurst sauce. It sounded oh so good to me but I decided to just stay with the regular honest burger– a wonderful helping of 35-day aged beef chuck patty topped with cheddar and smoked bacon, and slathered with pickled cucumber and red onion relish. The meat patty was cooked just the way I like it-medium rare. Pinkish on the inside, juicy, and not totally bloody. It was so good and you can really taste the quality of the beef that they used here. The burger came with a surprise, rosemary french fries! It was divine! A generous batch of hand cut potato chips freckled with salt and rosemary. One of the best burgers I have ever had.

Although it is a bit pricey for a burger, it is worth your hard-earned money. The burger itself costs £10.50 plus your drink.

Rating: 10/10. If you are looking for a great burger in the heart of London town, then yes, by all  means, indulge in an honest burger. You won’t regret it.

Uchi’s Community Table: “ A Thing You Shouldn’t Miss”

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Finally, after months of waiting and praying, Uchi decided to invite me in to their much coveted community table. Whew! I had to beg them to let me in (just kidding). Well, I told them it was my birthday month and if they would let my hungry stomach indulge in this one of a kind gastronomic experience. Thank you Uchi!

Every month, the staff shops around for local meat, fish, and seasonal harvest, that they can showcase the next Monday (the 2nd Monday of the month to be exact). Uchi is a modern Japanese restaurant but the community table is an exception. The chefs can actually cook whatever they want for this event. For the month of September, they decided to feature creations from two of their sous-chefs. I don’t remember their names (and I do feel bad about it) but these guys are amazing and their dishes just blew me away! It probably is my best 6-course meal ever! Continue reading

Boudro’s Texas Bistro: A Tex Southwest Gem Along San Antonio’s Riverwalk

13 Apr Blackened Prime Rib oh yeah!

Last March, me and M decided to take an out of town trip to San Antonio for our 2nd wedding anniversary celebration— and I’m so glad we did. I guess I needed a break from all the craziness at work and just a breather. For the past few months, me and M are going through this LDR all over again for a better future. Don’t worry, I am not going to talk about our love story in this blog as I try to make those moments personal and this blog is all about my gastronomic adventures. Our 3-day vacation in the state’s historic city has been very productive—we just ate our hearts out! Continue reading

Jang Guem Tofu & BBQ House: A Little Bit of Seoul in Houston’s Chinatown

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Happy holidays!! I can finally smell Christmas in the air here in H-town and what better way to celebrate this season than eat out with your loved ones. Since my bold move here in the metropolis, I have been craving for an authentic “mom and pop” restaurant that will satisfy my Korean barbecue cravings. Of course, LA has the best Korean cafes in the country but I think this city is slowly catching up. I must admit, my fave places will always be in Korean town but I know I still have a lot of discovering to do in here. Continue reading

Sushi Jin: Fine Dine Sushi at its Best

14 Nov Sunrise Roll and other rolls that I can't remember

Konnichiwa! Pardon my awfully long hibernation from the blogosphere. For the last few months, I have been busy starting a new career and managing my time. Indeed fall is here and I am starting to crave for Asian foods like pho and miso soups. Although not as diverse as New York or Los Angeles in terms of the culinary food, I am actually finding Houston to be much of a work in progress. For the past few days that I have been here, I am discovering immigrants from all over the world bringing their mom and pop dishes for the entire Houstonians to discover. Houston is a big city and I am excited to begin my dining adventures in this pretty dynamic, diverse, and striving metropolis. The Lone Star State is of course, popular for its barbecue. Check out my blog about Rudy’s and learn more about Texan barbecue. I do believe that Texas isn’t just about grilled and smoked foods. A large influx of Asian immigrants is starting to thrive here, making it a great culinary destination. So to start off, I am going to start with Sushi Jin. Continue reading

Seoul Korean Restaurant: Reminiscing Korea Town in Good Ol’ Bakersfield

31 May Soon tofu- a warm welcome to this fabulous meal

First of all, I want to say I miss food blogging and sharing about my culinary adventures. My long overdue blog posts have been put off by my pretty hectic schedule in the last few months –which is between working a part time job and studying for a license exam. But now that my schedule is giving me more time to update my website, I am pretty confident that I’ll keep my hands busy again with something. So anyway, enough with this endless blabbing (something that could go on without even me noticing about it).

The L.A. Chronicles: Genwa Korean Barbecue—A Meal Fit for a King

31 Dec Banch Heaven!

Annyong haseyo! ( I don’t know if I spelled it right) Hey there upper east siders! First of all, I want to greet everyone a merry Christmas and prosperous new year ahead! I know I haven’t blogged about my gastronomic adventures lately but I do hope to blog regularly this 2013. Crossing my fingers!

Rudy’s BBQ: A Texas Pride

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Pardon my hibernation from this blog. Due to a pretty busy schedule and some commitments that I need to make, I haven’t written a lot for my food blog. In case you don’t know, yes—I work as a freelance copywriter and online marketer in Odesk. Rest assured, I am trying my best to grow this blog since food and eating have always been my passion. So don’t worry guys, I will try to write more for this blog. Anyway, enough of this blab. Continue reading

The L.A. Chronicles: Umami Burger

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If there is one thing that M and I share together, it is our love for food and travel. MyHungryStomach is all about my gastronomic and culinary adventures here in the Land of the Free and wherever life takes me. So here it is — my debut entry for this blog. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed eating! Special thanks to my sister C and her BisayaInManila blog for being an inspiration!

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