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Loch Fyne at Cambridge

In Cambridge, Restaurants on 29 May 2011 at 4:41 pm

Sometimes all you need is a fresh piece of grilled fish. Non-fussy food at the its best. Loch Fyne does just that. Good fish at reasonable prices. It is actually a chain but does not feel like one at all. The staff at the Cambridge Loch Fyne are friendly, paitent and welcoming. The wines on the list are mostly new world non-fancy good-value-for-money wine. On my last visit I have a gilthead bream, which was done to perfection and left me extremely happy. They also have a 10 quid two course lunch deal, which extends all the way to 6:30PM.

37 Trumpington Street CB2 1QY. 01223 362433.

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Ghost Wars

In Books on 28 May 2011 at 5:11 pm

Ghost WarsGhost Wars by
Steve Coll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Steve Coll blows apart all the simple minded narratives we have had about the 1980s Afghanistan War. It is carefully research and carefully referenced book and more than worthy of the Pulitzer Prize the author received for it. It tell us the story of the institutions that created and fuelled the war. There were many actors in the war, some more malevolent than others. Yet, they got entangled for strategic reasons. You cannot simple blame one country or a group of people. It is not more complicated than that. These kind of things happen when multiple actors find themselves in zero-sum game. How they get there is a difficult question. Of course, once the momentum is underway, it becomes very tough of reverse the changes. It is clear fro reading the book that the global community has not learnt the lessons. For all we know, we may be creating another Afghanistan right now, which will haunt us with its gaunt presence in the future.

Song Que

In London, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Vietnamese on 28 May 2011 at 4:08 pm

Fantastic Vietnamese food in London

Sometimes you just need a warm nutritious bowl of pho (pronounced pha). Nestled in the chaoes of Kingland Road is the Song que, which nourishes the body yet does not damage your bank balance. The atmosphere is simple and attracts people from all walks of life. Paper wrapped prawns and bettle leaf wrapped beef are to die for. There is a large variety of pho, which have never disappointed. Pho comes with rice noodles, lots of greens and a generous quantity of the meat. My suggestion would be to keep away from the sauce based dishes. A lavish dinner for two should cost 30 quid.

34 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY. 020 7613 3222

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