Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews

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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Krogen Soldaten Svejk

Krogen Soldaten Svejk

Those of you who are residing in, or travelling to, Stockholm and who are in search of a good pub atmosphere and hearty food should check out the Krogen Soldaten Svejk (the Czech Soldier Pub).

It was established in 1974 by the Vada family from Czechoslovakia.

This is a splendid establishment that serves good beer, and hearty East European food in a pub setting.

I particularly recommend the Holstein Schnitzel (fried veal with fried eggs).

Eva and I went there a while ago, and most certainly will revisit it when we are next in Stockholm.

Contact details

Krogen Soldaten Svejk
Ostgotagatan 35
116 25 Stockholm
Sweden

+46 8 641 33 66

Website www.svejk.se/index_en.html

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Rarest of Rarebits

The Rarest of Rarebits

Those of you who are fond of Welsh Rarebit (in effect cheese on toast), may find Master chef Tom Bridge's creation a little hard to digest.

He is in the process of creating a £345 a slice Welsh Rarebit using; £600 per lb white Umbrian truffles and £250 per lb matsutake Chinese mushrooms.

The dish is to be created for National Cheese on Toast Day on April 27.

Those of you who can't quite manage £345 per slice may prefer to try this simple recipe:

-Grated mature English cheddar
-Worcestershire sauce
-Tabasco sauce
-Salt/black pepper
-Egg yolk
-Tablespoon of milk
-Teaspoon of flour
-Tablespoon of ale or Guinness
-Teaspoon of English mustard powder

Mix the above together and spread on a slice of toast. Grill until the cheese is brown and bubbling.

Marvellous!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

World's Most Expensive Sandwich

World's Most Expensive Sandwich

Those of you who wince at paying £3 or more for a soggy sandwich may care to turn away now.

Selfridge's in London are now selling the world's most expensive sandwich, the McDonald (named after its creator Scott McDonald).

The cost of the McDonald comes it at a whopping £85.

What do you get for your £85?

-fermented sourdough bread
-red pepper confit
-foie gras
-Japanese beef flown in fresh, the cattle that produce it are fed on beer and sake as well as grain and massaged to make their meat tender

The McDonald also packs a calorific punch..2,000 to be precise!

Quite ridiculous, but I am sure there will be people with more money than sense who will buy this unnecessary product.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Dangers of Sushi

The Dangers of Sushi

Those of you who think that eating sushi is good for you, may wish to think again. That is certainly the conclusion of the Mail, which notes:

"Sushi contains a cocktail of chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides which can potentially lower intelligence, reduce fertility and even lead to cancer. They are also, despite their healthy image, laden with calories."

Nonetheless, as with anything, if eaten in moderation I am sure that it won't kill you; it certainly tastes good.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tripe

Tripe

According to a recent survey carried out by Olive magazine, of British food preferences, the most hated food in Britain is Tripe (the lining of a cow's stomach).

The worst 5 were:

1 Tripe
2 Jellied eels
3 Deep fried Mars bar
4 Brawn
5 Black pudding

Yet ask another group of people and you will find that they love some, or all, of the above.

Taste is a very personal thing.