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Japanese cooking for the kanji-illiterate: Curry

There are few foods as versatile as japanese curry. In Tokyo we saw it served on or with just about everything, but katsu-curry (breaded pork fillet with cury) and curry rice (yes, that’s just curry with rice) are staples of good-but-cheap food. If you want to make your own here in the UK, there are […]

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Neko Ramen

By way of an introduction, here’s a very incomplete list of things I like: Cats Ramen Armed with this information, you can probably see why a cartoon series called Neko Ramen (noodle-soup-cat – often transliterated to ‘neko rahmen’, with an ‘h’, for some reason) appeals to me. And it is quite wonderful. Here’s episode one, […]

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The Ferrier Estate

Just down the road from Hither Green lies Kidbrooke, and what’s left of the Ferrier Estate. Built in the 1960s-70s, it’s now in the process of being “developed” – development, in this case, meaning knocking much of it down and starting again. Many of the buildings are now sitting empty, windows smashed out, Sky dishes […]

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The credit crunch..

.. and the inner workings of the global economy are explained in a splendidly blasphemous fashion by the latest episode of South Park. South Park’s official website doesn’t stream to the UK (although it’s worth trying just to see the apology they’ve put up) but you can find it online, unofficially, here. The other two […]

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