at Try Thai

Try Thai is located within Manchester’s China Town on Faulkner Street. There is a separate bar area with its own entrance, but the actual restaurant is up a few flights of stairs. Ryo has been a long fan of their set lunch menu, which offers decent food at a reasonable price, so this is a semi-regular place for us. Elsa and Ryo arrived in Manchester on a sunny Saturday and felt like having something refreshing instead of the originally planned burgers. We decided on going to Try Thai again.

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brunch buffet at Le Petit Baïona in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on a Basque place we found.

Ryo was researching for places that offer brunch in Paris and discovered that brunch buffets were a thing. Curious as to what exactly this entails, Elsa and Ryo chose a place to visit locally after a very sunny walk on the Coulée verte René-Dumont (Promenade plantée), an elevated green walkway on an old railway line. I highly recommend the walkway as a brilliant place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris!

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at Al Dabké in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on a Lebanese place we found.

ElsaRyo and Elsa’s sister were sightseeing in Paris during the day when they got hungry and tried to look for a place to eat lunch in.  Walking through the Marais area, this Lebanese restaurant caught our eyes (and noses) so we decided to try it out.

This is a new branch of Al Dabké in the Marais district. Their main restaurant is in the suburb of Paris, Ivry-sur-Seine.

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at random Bakeries and Patisseries in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on the many bakeries and patisseries we visited.

Aux Délices de Paris – our ‘Local’ Bakery

ElsaRyo and Elsa’s sister arrived in Paris and were lucky to find this bakery on their first evening arriving in Paris! The bakery was fairly close to where they were staying and in total they went three times, each time loaded with treats which lasted at least a couple of days and of course on the day they were flying back to the UK, they bought goodies for family/friends.

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Sakana afternoon tea

Pan Asian Afternoon Tea at Sakana [CLOSED]

I heard about Sakana on twitter and was waiting for a good opportunity to try it out. When they announced that they were offering a Pan Asian Afternoon Tea, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. It was only when I tried to book a table online that I discovered there was a Living Social deal for it: 2 people for £19 or 4 people for £38.

Thus armed with the voucher, we arrive at Sakana with 2 others.

It’s worth noting that every place changes what they put into their Afternoon Tea, and Sakana is no different. Your experience may differ from ours.

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at Byron Hamburgers

I signed up to the Byron Hamburgers mailing list (Byron Burger Club) a while back and was informed when they were opening up a branch in Manchester’s Piccadilly Garden. To celebrate the opening night, they were giving away free tickets on Eventbrite to be released at a set date and time. I only managed to get one ticket, but Byron were happy enough to accept my friend to the table if she was paying. As the ticket entitles you to one burger or main course salad, one while-you-wait, one side and one dessert per person, there was plenty of food to go around! We split the bill, paying only for an extra burger, side and drinks.

There is also another Byron Hamburgers in Manchester on Deansgate and another coming to the Corn Exchange, but this review is for the Piccadilly Garden branch. Our readers should take into account that this was the first time the restaurant is open to the public and thus there might be some teething problems. Our opinions were not affected by the fact the food was free.

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