Soba is an Asian street food restaurant and cocktail, with cool decor and good music. During the week they have drinks promotions (the apple and ginger mojito, at £3, is divine) and if you and a friend both have student cards, you can get your cheapest main course free between Monday and Friday! Brilliant!
I've been a few times now, splitting the already reduced bill makes it an affordable treat every now and then. I've always loved Asian cuisine and the month I spent in Thailand and Cambodia last summer solidified that love (although, rice and noodles for a month solid was a bit much). Soba however, is authentic, tasty and has a variety of lots of different foods on the menu.
Koh Chang Island, Thailand, 2013
One of my favourite dishes they do is called a massaman curry. It is a beef curry, which has a thick peanut-y sauce which includes potatoes and a lot of other yummy things. I had it first at Parklife festival in Manchester, from a Thai street food stall and then again whilst in Thailand. This is the fist time I have seen it on a menu in a restaurant though and if it sounds like it's up your street, it's worth going for that alone.
Today, I had a delicious starter of Hong Kong dumplings; steamed dumplings with a variety of fillings, served in the cutest little bamboo steamer and served with soy dipping sauce. They were lovely and just the right size for a starter. Calum had Malaysian chicken satay skewers and by the rate they disappeared I wouldn't have guessed there were any complaints..
Basil Chilli Chicken, yum.
Calum had a Japanese chicken katsu curry, which also looked amazing. Katsu is a bit like the (better) Japanese equivalent of southern fried chicken, but with a finer, more crispy coating. Smothered in curry sauce and served with rice, I tried it and it's another thing to add to my list of things to try off the menu, which consists of basically everything.
Japanese chicken katsu curry
After such a big lunch I think it will be a very small tea. But tonight we are heading to the O2 ABC to see one of my long-standing favourite bands, Metronomy. Having seen them once, way back in the day in the tunnels in Aberdeen I am really looking forward to it. I've also never been to the ABC before, so that should be exciting.
As for my outfit, going for the Cruella Deville/Mario look today, in my Oh My Love dogtooth dungarees. If you are into clothes definitely check out their website, they have far too much gorgeous stuff for my wallet. I like wearing these with platform chelsea boots, either a skinny or wider belt and a top underneath for day time. If you are going clubbing though, they look amazing with no top on underneath.
Have a lovely evening everyone!