Thursday, 7 January 2010

Days off eating - Woojung and Franco Manca

Have just had the last few days off - like most of the rest of the world, London has been freezing cold this week and we are set to have more snowfall until the weekend. The last few days has seen me pottering into town to run a few errands and also an excuse to go and find some nice grub. The cold weather started giving me cravings for Korean hot pot casserole hence lunch at Korean restaurant, Woojung. In the end, I did not go for hotpot but for a galbi set instead which included Korean pancake, a big sizzling plate of galbi, rice and some side dishes all for under a tenner! Very satisfying!
I liked the cast-iron "cow" platter a lot! :)

To  be honest, I have never really been a fan of this Korean side dish - acorn jelly with spicy sauce?!

We also finally managed to head up the road to try the new pizza place in our area called Franco Manca. The original branch of this restaurant is in Brixton and has been getting rave reviews for its sourdough crust pizza (and also decent prices) ever since it opened last year. Luckily for us, now they have decided to open north of the river means less of a trek for us for good pizza! The menu is short and sweet with only 6 options for pizza and another 2 daily specials - we went for a meat special (wild broccolli, sausage from Naples and smoked mozzarella) and a napoletana (anchovies, olives and capers). Our pizzas arrived in record time, they were bursting with flavour and the crust was really yummy! Definite recommendation :)    
Meat special


Yes - we should be so lucky! :)

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