South Ken to North Camp
By gjl on Feb 22, 2005
I found this great recipe for Grilled Lobster tails last week, I cooked it for Ruth on valentines day, and though I say it myself it was pretty impressive. My tip, though it's obvious now is to put the lobster tail flesh side down when you cut it in half, and make sure you use a really sharp knife. On Tuesday we went to the Science Museum which is where the South Ken part comes into the equation. We took Erin since it was half term, and had a great time. Definately check out the new Welcome Wing, very cool indeed with loads of interactive stuff, and a family favourite which is the sort of groovy sound sculptures that encourage you to prance about like your in a sixth form drama class trying to be an ancient Oak tree.... or something. Oh, before that we went to Thai Square restaurant for lunch. £8.95 for a set meal, was very reasonable considering the location, nothing too special but filling and relaxing having come into town from Guildford. So, after an afternoon of culture we had to go and check out the Krispy Kremes at Harrods. I was expecting a few doughnuts on the deli, but they have a whole section, done up like one of the speciality Krispy Kreme outlets that you get in the US. We arrived at about 6pm and there was a steady queue of people about 20 long. You get a free sample whilst you wait which is a nice touch. Thanks to some spyware and a dodgy PC power supply I earned us some babysitting duties from one of Ruth's work colleagues, so we went to a local restaurant in Farnborough (personally I would call it North Camp, but it seems there is some snobbery about it) called Malacca. It could have been the apple martini's I made before we left, but the food was great, and the best bit was that I really felt like I wasn't in a horrid little town 30 miles outside London, but instead in a chic restaurant....well, somewhere else. I can't believe anyone will really ever read this far, so it makes sense to stop here.