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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Yin Eats: Tossed

posted by on 21/02/2012

salad *immature laughter* gets me every time! Yin Eats is back, went on a bit of a slump in recent weeks with countless number of Pret baguettes being bought. The lazy option. I ended up going to a healthy eating spot Tossed today, on that healthy hype – sort of. Yang recommended this place to me a few months back, so finally decided to check out what was so special about it. I’d always walk past it, put off by the name haha. Ended up getting the Yin salad, fully customised by one self. Sort of sounds wrong and no they didn’t toss it for me o_O More on the reverse.

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Yin Eats: MakeMine Schnitzel

posted by on 19/01/2012

HA. Schnitzel – the word makes me laugh for no reason. I actually thought it was some kind of dog meat :| but the dictionary tells me otherwise: A thin cutlet of veal, usually seasoned, that is dipped in batter and fried. Haha how foolish of me. MakeMine is a bespoke sandwich service that caters to your exact wants and taste buds. I stumbled across it during my second week of work back in June but haven’t been back since. Only down to the fact that I went for the same option twice in a row and the second time I wasn’t too impressed with it. Having not featured it on Yin Eats, I decided to go back and try something different. The Schnitzel.

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Yin Eats: Club Sandwich – Little Portland Café

posted by on 16/01/2012

You see how the last Yin Eats post was rather healthy? I’ve gone and ate the complete opposite, a carbs filled club sandwich from Little Portland Café. A nearby eatery which isn’t your most swanky, it’s your average bog standard cafe but located in Central London. I’ve always walked by it whilst enroute to Prét, EAT and McDonalds (once, the shame!) but never wandered in till last Thursday. I was baffled by the menu, there is so much on offer – luckily for me, my friend @yomistercee of UglyKidsClub walked in and I asked him for a recommendation. More on the reverse.

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Yin Eats: Yog – Frozen Yoghurt

posted by on 13/01/2012

Yin Eats is back! After a long festive and first week of work madness hiatus, I’ve finally started having lunches that require to explore around the area near my work again. My Geordie colleague (@JenMeant) who is wannabe a fitness/health freak  treated me to lunch – we were initially going to go to Yo! for some sushi but that’d break the Yin’s Life rule of trying out somewhere new. After a good 10 minutes of food spot hunting, we found Yog. I’ve always been fond of frozen yoghurt but never thought I’d eat it for LUNCH. More on the reverse.

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Yin Eats: Benugo's Andalucian

posted by on 20/12/2011

Full-frame. Canon 5D Mark II – haven’t actually taken it ‘out’ out yet for a proper photography trip, need to purchase a camera bag first. Apologies for the lack of Yin Eats in the past week, it’s been a hectic few days and the last thing to worry about was what I was going to eat for lunch so most days I ended up missing it or eating soup. Although this isn’t the first time I’ve been to Benugo, it’s the first time I’ve eaten there – usually I pass through there en-route to work to get an extra strong coffee. Yesterday, I had an early lunch meeting at 12 and no breakfast meant I needed to get something in ma belly – the Andalucian sandwich caught my attention at the till. It’s not the cheapest of sandwiches and certainly not the biggest. More on the reverse.

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Yin Eats: Simply Thai

posted by on 10/12/2011

Woi. I’m back. Actually shot this a few days ago but haven’t had a chance to post. You’ve probably noticed the lack of posts from me in the past few days, that’s mainly down to work chaos and my girlfriend leaving the country till new year so spent time with her, as you do. So I challenged myself to explore the Great Portland St/Goodge St area for new lunch spots every 2-3 days and I came across this mini market spot near Goodge St. More on the reverse.

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Yin Eats | Xmas Tree Sushi Takeaway Box

posted by on 07/12/2011

Introducing a new series of food posts titled Yin Eats here on Y&Y. The main concept behind Yin eats is to give you an insight into all the new places I discover in and around Central London during my lunch break. I’ve set myself the task of having lunch at a new spot every few days – I’d love to do everyday but you know with project deadline days that’s just not going to happen. I’ll photograph and um, rate the meal out of 5. Starting off with this Christmas special from Yo! Sushi; the Xmas tree sushi takeaway box. Nope, no turkey, no gravy, no mince pies but this is Japanese sushi-fied Christmas. See how after the cut.

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Laurent-Perrier x The Greenhouse Christmas Menu Launch

posted by on 30/11/2011

Laurent-Perrier held an intimate evening at The Greenhouse restaurant as they launched their Christmas menu. A 5 course meal paired with 5 different Laurent-Perrier champagne each complimenting the respected dish. Read about what’s on offer this Christmas at The Greenhouse courtesy of Head Chef Antonin Bonnet and Laurent-Perrier.

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Apostrophe Is 10

posted by on 23/11/2011

I think it’s safe to say most people have heard of/been to Apostrophe whether on your lunch break or just  a  visit, I always remember them for their extremely thick and creamy hot chocolate! Celebrating 10 years since the launch of it’s first store in Shoreditch, the capital’s leading cafe will be launching a range of initiatives in the coming year including breakfast deals and a loyalty card. More info after the break

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Oyster Shucking @ Patara London

posted by on 27/10/2011

I went to an Oyster shucking event at Patara, a thai restaurant on Greek Street, Soho. I had never tasted or even held and oyster before I attended this event and I to be honest, I wasn’t exactly dying to try them either. But I’m glad i did, now I know I don’t like them in their pure state but when deep fried…I’ll order a dozen. I also learnt how to effectively kill oysters and arrange them neatly to be devoured. Photos after the break

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