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Lychee Garden – Terrific Chinese Takeaway, Edgbaston Birmingham

Before you ask, if you haven’t already, our order from Lychee Garden was delivered to my house, therefore I could not get a photograph of the shop front, as is customary on Cedric Suggests. Hence, the featured image on this post is of a marvellous Spaniel called Holly. Or maybe her name was Poppy. I have no idea really. The first item on our delicious dinner menu were the Hong Kong style spare ribs, pictured below. These are made by a coating of paprika, brown sugar, fennel seeds, five-spice powder, salt and 2 teaspoons garlic, followed by a baking...

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Da Michele – The Best of Naples, in Marylebone London

Well well well… who knew Da Michele had an outlet in London? Most of London I suppose. Once I caught wind that there was a place in London, Baker Street no less, where I could sample genuine Neapolitan pizza, I could not but make the long and arduous journey to London. I had to sample Da Michele, I had to know how accurate their pizza was. Let me tell you, dear readers, I was not disappointed. Poetry could and ostensibly has, been written about Neapolitan pizza. This one was a fine example. Observe the freshly made dough, genuine tomato...

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El Borracho de Oro – Golden Lunch, Five Ways, Birmingham

For the few of you who didn’t hear me shouting about my new job, I got a new job! I find myself in the environs of central Birmingham on a daily basis now. Occasionally, I fall prey to hunger and must sate this urge by dining in fine cost effective establishments. Not since dining at En Diagonal in Barcelona have I tasted such authentic Spanish food. And for lunch too! Between us, Matthew and I had six different dishes for lunch, not to mention dessert. the first of these was the Croquetas de Boletus (Wild Mushroom and Bechamel Croquetas)....

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Farrier’s Arms – Excellent Pit Stop, Worcester

Some weeks ago, I took it upon myself to go to Marlborough. For reasons beyond the scope of my understanding, that meant stopping off in Worcester for tea. But I was happy to do so. There is nothing like eating delicious food in an alien place. Saying this, I have been to Worcester several times before while I was a travelling salesman. The city did leave a positive impression and it is a shame I have not since returned. Until now… My first course was homemade farmhouse chicken paté. This came, as it invariably does these days, with a...

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Warehouse Cafe – Vegan Paradise, Digbeth

The words ‘vegan’ and ‘Digbeth’ are all to often heard together in the same sentence. Before my visit to the Warehouse Cafe, you could forgive me for thinking this was a spurious association. Digbeth is known for its magnificent Digbeth Dining Club, as well as the wealth of wonderful art peppered around its winding streets. The Dining Club is not entirely, or even majority vegan, nor am I for that matter. But sometimes it is worth taking a chance. And of course I like to forego meat a few times a week for my own conscience. When Louise, Matthew...

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