What should I eat in London that I cannot get in LA?
Hey all, I'm coming from Los Angeles--wondering what the heck I should eat in London that I cannot get in LA.
LA does Mexican and almost all east/southeast Asian cuisines really well so I'm gonna stay away from those cuisines in London.
Some of our favorites from our last couple visits have been Anchor and Hope for British pub food, Barrafina for tapas almost as good as Cal Pep, Koya for great Udon noodles and Nopi (from Ottolenghi team) for middle-eastern small plates. We are staying in Shoreditch this May and have reserved at St. John's Bread and Wine and probably go to Dishoom our 2nd night. London does great Indian food. It's hard to beat the international breadth of LA food, but London does a good job. I live in Santa Barbara, so also, stay away from Mexican food in Europe.
How's the Singapore/Malaysian stuff in LA? I've never really encountered much of it on my trips there. Some of the specific dishes here at certain places are comparable to their counterparts in Singapore. Try Tukdin and Sedap; the latter has Penang style Nyona dishes which are a sub-genre unto itself.
Try Lahore Nihari (Pakistani), Truly Indian (Punjabi), Hyderabadi Spice (Hyderabadi), Chennai Dosa (Tamil).
Toasted in East Dulwich is worth the trip for a modern European food in a small plate format; lovely selection of eclectic wines.