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Two places in Camden Town, London

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Two places in Camden Town, London

limster | Jul 5, 2008 05:54 PM

• Bento Cafe
A pretty good Japanese place run by Cantonese, with a slightly more modern take on the food. Pretty good enoki tempura, sprinkled with chilli powder for a touch of heat and tiny needles of a greenish seaweed-like seasoning. Not the lightest puffiest tempura I've ever had, but pretty good still.

An ok nabeyaki udon, with a tempura prawn, a slightly stiff chicken breast, two slices of kamaboko (fish cake), a good shiitake mushroom and menma (reconstituted bamboo strips). stock that is not bad, perhaps a tiny shade on the sweet side, with a pleasant flavour, even if not of the deepest complexity. Noodles could be slightly fatter and more chewy imho.

• Tupelo Honey
Good sticky chestnut cake with a fair amount of chetsnut sweetness and honey.

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