Banh Banh

This lovely little Vietnamese place in Peckham is a wonderful reprieve from all the fried chicken joints. It’s a 5-10 minute walk from Peckham Rye station, which makes it easy to get to if you’re taking the Overground.


Saigon Saigon

I had huge cravings for Vietnamese food today. Normally I love going to MeMe on Fulham Broadway but I felt like trying somewhere new today. Time Out gave Saigon Saigon five stars so I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s a stone’s throw away from Ravenscourt Park tube station. I arrived after lunchtime, so it was on the empty side,…

Mushroom and onion conchigliette with pesto

I made a meal that put a smile on my face tonight. It’s super simple, and food snobs may scoff, but who needs food snobs anyway, right? This is a meal for the unpretentious working singleton, perhaps. Or a no-frills meal for a no-frills couple. Ingredients: Conchigliette (but any kind of pasta will do) Some chestnut…