April 24, 2013

Singin' in the Rain

I took this Monday off to make a trip to London to see the 7:30pm session of Singin' in the Rain. As always, I arrived much earlier to squeeze in a lunch date with a friend and of course, some shopping!

We had lunch at Nizuni and I ordered the Salmon Bento box (which came with miso soup, rice, salad, tamago, chicken gyoza, fried sweet potato, and of course, the salmon teriyaki) which came to about £12.50 after tips. The teriyaki glaze on the salmon is on the sweet side, and the gyoza is a bit too greasy. An average meal over all, nothing tempting to get me to return for another meal. I do like the decor though, it's elegant, but simple.

Taking a break from shopping on Regent Street, we stopped by Joe & The Juice for a refreshing break. I ordered the Immunity which is a blend of grapefruit, passion fruit, and apple. My friend had the Energizer (grapefruit, ginger, and apple), which is just as delicious. Since only fruits go into the blend, the juice is much more liquidy than the average smoothie.

Dinner was at the Soho Pop-Up of Shoryu Ramen. Open for limited time only, the Soho location is serving up their signature dishes for half the price until April 30th! I believe a permanent Soho location is due to open in a few months. I ordered the Shoryu Ganso Tonkotsu (a tonkotsu & miso broth with spinach, bbq pork, nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, beansprouts, spring onion, sesame, garlic, ginger and nori). The broth is very creamy, with the taste of garlic being almost too strong. Otherwise, a just-right portion for £5.70 (tips included), it's definitely a good deal for a hearty meal.

On to the main show, Singin' in the Rain at Palace Theatre. We bought our stall tickets (O row) around a month ago for £39 each. A truly enjoyable musical. If you are sitting in the first few rows, do expect some wet weather indoors!

Overall, a great trip!

Contact Details:

  • 22 Charlotte Street, London

Shoryu Ramen Soho Pop-Up
  • 3 Denman Street, London

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