‘cafe TPT’ – too pleasurably tasty

craving for chinese food is something typical. especially during night time in a such big buzzing capital as London. that is why it is good to know about such places as ‘Cafe TPT’ in Chinatown.

the place itself? nothing special. plain white walls, wooden tables and chairs squeezed together in a small and narrow space. but the space itself isn’t important here. no matter what time it is, the place is always crowded. and I believe that is crucial argument in favor of the restaurant quality.

menu. must have? definitely try one of the sizzling stone pot dish – I highly recommend ‘eggplant with fish sauce and minced pork’ (9£). due to the fact I am quite traditional when it comes to Chinese cuisine, I also advice you to try ‘sweet and sour chicken’ or ‘chicken in satay souse’ (7.50£). i suggest also trying one of the ‘chef recommendations’ such as sweet-chili chicken with lemon grass’.

find out for yourself!


satay souse sweet sour chicken

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crispy broccoli

bored and tired of a classical way of eating broccoli? let’s spice things up a little. here is a simple, fast and tasty idea how to prepare it.

you will need:

– broccoli (0.5kg)

– 2 cloves of garlic

– 2 table spoons of olive oil

– 2 table spoons of balsamic vinegar

– 1 table spoon of brown sugar

– pinch of salt and pepper



1. cut of the stalk and remove leaves from the broccoli

2. chop it into medium sized florets

3. prepare one zipper plastic bag for food packaging

4. place broccoli inside of it together with squeezed by the crusher garlic, balsamic vinegar, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper

5. shake the bag till all ingredients mix together and leave it for about 2min so all the flavors will merge

6. take out broccoli from the bag and spread onto a sheet pan

7. preheat oven to 200C and roast vegetables for about 20min (turning over sides somewhere in the middle)

* you can sprinkle prepared snack with grated parmesan cheese



garlic oil/vinegar/sugar bag trace roasted broccoli

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zucchini ribbons in 15min

as it is the beginning of the week i have checked what kind of leftovers still remain in my fridge. as you can imagine my student fridge didn’t include a lot of products. but there was some salad, zucchini and few other ingredients.

that is why i thought i should make quick and easy salad with zucchini ribbons.


you will need:

– 1 big zucchini

– salad (you can use: spinach, watercress or rocket)

– feta or goat cheese

– a bunch of roasted nuts (you can use: almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts or walnuts)

– 2 table spoons of olive oil

– balsamic glaze (decoration)

– salt/pepper


cut zucchini with a vegetable peeler into lengthwise strips. coat them with a bit of oil and salt. grill them in oven for about 10min (till they will become a bit ‘brownish’). at the same time place nuts on a tray and roast them for about 5-7min. during that time place salad and selected cheese on the plate. then add cooled zucchini ribbons. sprinkle everything with crushed roasted nuts. you can also add some salt and pepper. decorate with balsamic glaze. enjoy!

zucchini walnuts







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sunny sunday

today there is not much to say. its freezing outside but hey, there is sun and NO rain! and let me tell you, this a BIG deal for all Londoners!

that is why just appreciate the weather and go out…or simply stay at home and relax. its your last day before busy week. no rush, just take a deep breath and enjoy the soundtrack i have created especially for such days as this one.


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grain to grain in 20

another quick and easy recipe in 20 minutes. here it is. simple as that.

things you need to grab:

– 120g of rice/couscous/millet groats/ barley

-1  large zucchini

– 1 eggplant

– 1 red paprika

– 1/4 onion (chopped)

– 1 clove of garlic (chopped)

– 1 chili paprika (chopped)

– tomato sauce

– mozzarella

– herbs

– salt/pepper

cook couscous/rice. during that time fry onion, garlic and chili on the pan. add chopped vegetables  and stir everything together. leave it on low heat for about 5-7min. mix prepared couscous/rice with tomato sauce and season it with favorite herbs (you can use basil, chili, rosemary). then add cooked vegetables and stir it all together. leave on a low heat for few minutes till all flavors will unite together.

ready meal sprinkle with chopped mozzarella and mix it all together so the cheese will melt and become ‘chewy’


couscous zucchini vegetables sauce





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what about you? choose your snack:

WAQFF – what a quick, fast, fulfilling snack

a day of a constant feeling of hunger? pulling an all-nighter? a bad day that must be fixed by food? simple craving?

here are 5 best snacks you can have:

(especially recommended for students)

1. vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumber, paprika) with houmous or other kind of dip


2.  tortilla wrap with salad, tomatoes, cheese, bacon,  ketchup and mayo (you can choose also other ingredients like cucumbers, chicken, avocado, houmous spinach or a fried egg) enjoy it either in cold or warm version


3. a fruit (grapefruit, pineapple, apple, banana)


4. yogurt with muesli/granola and fruits (strawberries/kiwi/prunes)





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stuffed jalapeno for two

another challange? not a problem. here it is ‘stuffed hot jalapeno’. it is also a great snack or an idea for lunch!


– about 20 jalapeno medium-sized chili peppers

– any kind of soft cream cheese 200g

– grated cheddar cheese 100g (if you want to make more distinctive taste)

– cut into strips bacon (20)

slightly cut into half peppers. pluck the seeds out of them. then, stuffed them with the mixture of both cheeses or just one. next wrap them with bacon strips. put prepared jalapenos in the oven (200C) for about 15min. if you have ‘grill’ switch, but it on after 10min.


peppers seeds cream

bacon wraps cold

hot plates jalapeno

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pumpkin treat in 30min

due to the fact its autumn time and its getting really cold it is worth to have something at home that will warm you up. here is an idea. pumpkin cream. its delicious, healthy and fulfilling. what is more, it is easy and quick to make. 30min? consider it as done.

you will need:

1 pumpkin

1 small onion (chopped into cubes)

1 table spoon of grated ginger

1 table spoon of chopped chili

2 cloves of garlic

500ml of vegetable broth

250ml of coconut milk

salt and pepper



1) mix chopped pumpkin (you can put it for about 10min in the oven – 200C)

2) heat the oil in the pot, glaze onion add ginger, chili and garlic. fry it for 1-2min, mixing it time to time

3) add mixed pumpkin and cooked broth. stir and cook the whole  mixture for 10min. add salt and pepper and leave it till its going to boil. add coconut milk and warm it all up

and its done!

decorate it with coriander leafs and pour a bit of green pesto on top. if you feel like you can add fried shrimps (made with garlic and chili). enjoy it with toasted baguette with butter or with french toasts with ham and cheese.

oven chopped mix broth boil coconut milk baguette french toast pumpkin cream

*** special thanks to my flatmates for help and their engagement in this project











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the last supper

that is it. the golden days of ‘Imbibe’ have come at last. sad but true.

due to this fact i’ve decided to visit the restaurant for one last time. the place looks especially amazing in the evenings, which is why i went there around 7pm. as soon as i got there, i went straight to the courtyard area. it didn’t change a bit. same wooden chairs and tables, grill space under white tent located on the right, lights hanging all around the walls, paper lanterns on the ceiling.

when it comes to food it is still as delicious as it was. burgers made with fresh and juicy beef, and wide range of toppings to choose from such as: tomatoes, lettuce, onion, cheese and sauces like garlic or herbal mayonnaise, peas guacamole, homemade ketchup or mustard. moreover, you have all kinds of spices available at the buffet. fries? melt in your moth. thin, crispy and soft inside covered with fresh rosemary and salt.

there is no much to say. it was just the way it should be. perfect ending of the quite short journey at Southwark. especially because of the fact i could share it with my friends.

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