Borough Market, London 2022Nov 15, 2022 4 min read
Also using this as an opportunity to test out Darktable’s Sigmoid tonemapper (in development).
So far, nicer colors with minimal tweaking compared to the Filmic tonemapping module.
Maybe, once it’s officially released, I’ll finally have that good-enough one-size-fits-all approach so I can finally batch process all those old Hong Kong holiday raws that I gave up on.
My mum got this pistachio cream spread.
Damn, this is nice. I imagined it’d be like peanut butter but it’s sweet and creamy. It’s almost like it’s melted white chocolate. Not much of a pistachio taste, though.
Bread Ahead Bakery
Image from Kappacasein Dairy’s Instagram
Got this 4 cheese toastie from the Kappacasein Dairy cheese shop. The name seemed familiar and there was a queue forming so I thought this place must be good.
Yeah, it was pretty good. The onions really enhanced the flavour.
Monmouth Coffee Company
Six by Nico
Ooh, God. My cousin booked this place online that she wanted to go to and it’s one of them extra fancy restaurants where you don’t get to choose your own meal and it costs £50 per person.
I don’t usually have a good experience at these kinds of restaurants so I tried to see if there was someplace that served more normal British food like the restaurant at the Sky Garden but everything is already fully booked on a London Friday evening.
Oh well, no harm in trying it (except for my wallet).
MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
Mushroom Tea, Smoked Bacon Jam, Truffle Parmesan Royale, Pickled Walnut & Keens Cheddar Scone
Aggressively mushroomy. At least now I can say I’ve eaten truffle.
THE WHITE RABBIT
Rabbit & Date Ballotine, Beef Fat Roasted Carrot, Tarragon Pesto, Rabbit Bolognese, Carrot Ketchup
First time I’ve ever had rabbit. Not sure I liked it. The carrot ketchup was nice though.
PAINT THE ROSES RED
Celeriac Rose, Baby Beets, Garden Radish, Kalamata Olive Soil & Red Apple Caramel
I liked this one. It was mostly just sweet pickled vegetables.
EAT ME, DRINK ME!
Roast Cod, Miso & Yuzu Glaze, Bonito Emulsion, White Turnip Puree, Pickled Tokyo Turnip, Dashi Broth
Maybe it’s the lack of sleep or it’s the dairy I had earlier but this is making me kinda nauseous.
OFF WITH ITS HEAD!
Pork Belly, Choucroute, Apple Gel, Pig Head Croquette, Cauliflower & Sauce Charcuterie
Everything at this restaurant is so heavily flavoured and salted.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOMS
54% Chocolate & Cep Cremeux, Praline Ice Cream, Candied Hazelnut, Chocolate Soil, Smoked Maldon & Cask Sherry
This was actually pretty nice. Not too sweet, well balanced flavours and textures.
This restaurant gets a 2⁄6.
The underground station at King’s Cross was closed due to a fire alarm so we walked the last bit back to her hotel. Good thing we accompanied her, she wouldn’t have known what was going on.
King’s Cross sure does seem to have a lot of bad luck with fires…
Luckily it opened back up when I went home.