Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Camden and Roko

Wampe and I have been planning on taking a trip down to Camden for what seems like forever and on Saturday we actually made it there! (I was particularly excited that I managed to get to London for £5 on Chiltern Railways phone ticket!!) I was quite surprised to see such a vibrant place as we came out of the tube - so much life going on. We wandered down to Camden Locks and pottered about, trying exceptionally hard not to spend all our money in the first ten minutes. Whilst contemplating our purchasing opportunities we supped a little mulled wine and nibbled absolutely heavenly spring rolls down by the canal. Then winding our way under the arches Wampe succumbed to the first purchase of the day and after a good browse I too purchased (and now have a new project looking into the history of toothpaste!). We finished off our trip with crepes from a very chatty Frenchman down by the canal again.

We were fairly pooped by this point and then made our way home. After a cup of tea we felt restored and readied ourselves for an evening out with Mum and Dad at the newish Japanese restaurant in Cobham - Roko. The atmosphere was buzzing as we arrived to see the chef flame the tepanyaki surface! We perused the menu and settled on a selection of starters - gyoza, chicken yakatori and heavenly scallops with mangetout, sushi and tempura - prawns, soft shelled crab, monkfish and vegies, along with some garlic fried rice and spinach. Everything was perfection itself - crunchy tempura, the freshest sushi. And at the end we had to have desert even if we didn't have the moose and coulees!! I'd really recommend this place for the great food, atmosphere and brilliant staff.

1 comment:

Freya said...

Just discovered your blog - it is a hidden gem! Full of lovely pictures and great writing!
Look forward to more!

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