Posts Tagged With: Supper Club

Back to business…

Well, it has been a while since I last updated this… I haven’t lost interest in blogging as such, it’s just that life and actual living has gotten in the way: mainly adjusting to a new job, holidays and training for a couple of races later this year (excuses, excuses, I know).

So... they have WiFi here, right? For my blogging??

So… they have WiFi here, right? For my blogging??

But if you thought that I’d gone off trying new places to eat and hanging out in old haunts, you’d be sadly mistaken, for a very big part of this ‘being alive’ thing has involved some damn fine eating and drinking at places that I will eventually/would love to review on this site: Gymkhana, Discount Suit Company, Tsuru, Chotto Matte, Maddy’s Fish Bar, The LP Bar, Reverend JW Simpson, my favourite trio of dim sum places (Princess Garden of Mayfair, Phoenix Palace, Pearl Liang), the wide-ranging lunchtime options of Croydon (including the amazing Roti Masters), Meza, Mama Pho, Meze Mangal, Sager + Wilde, Mr. Buckley’s, Canteen, Central & Co., Koya, Goode & Wright, Boopshi’s, Ember Yard, Grillshack, Lahore Kebab House, Tramshed, Maxela, Pelt Trader, Carriage 34, The Albion in Islington, Zeret Kitchen, Jackson + Rye, Smokehouse, Bubbledogs… the list can go on and on, trust me.



And as implied, I also have a number of trips to report back on: the long overdue report on my fabulous dining during my Philippines trip last October, some foodie fun times in Lisbon, and most recently an excursion for deep-fried goodness in Amsterdam.

So much food...

So much food…

So little time...

So little time…

So much food. So little time to blog. A thousand sighs and a thousand tears.

BUT, all I reckon I need to get started up again is to just publish something, no matter how short.

So here goes!


As some of you may have seen, New Cross’ very own Filipino Supper Club, The Adobros, will be hosting a pop-up dinner at No. 178 New Cross Road, a lovely little café that I reviewed here.

The Adobros

No 178

This is obviously very exciting for us, as catering for up to 40 (!!) in a café is a big step up from our usual supper club, where 10 lucky people are ensconced in our dining room for a wondrously friendly and filling feast of Filipino food. More importantly, to have the good folks at No. 178 acknowledge The Adobros in such a manner is very humbling.

The least we can do then to repay the support of No. 178 and all of the diners who have enjoyed or will enjoy our food is to continue delivering hearty, home-cooked feasts that bring together friends and strangers for that quintessential supper club experience.

So we do hope that you can come join us at No. 178 on Saturday 24th May for a taste of Filipino food. Details below!

Date: Saturday 24th May

Tickets: £25 per person

Menu: To be confirmed

To book a place: Email or leave your details at No. 178 New Cross Road. See for more details

Kain na tayo! Let’s eat now!

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The Kamayan Supper Club returns!

Have you been missing your Filipino food fix? Or have you never ever tried the wondrous flavours of Las Islas Filipinas?

Well, the wait is over! Thanks to me and Mae of Pepe’s Kitchen, the Kamayan Supper Club is making its return to a Saturday night near you! London’s first Filipino home-dining experience is back!

You can read how we fared the last time here, or you can look at the photos here. Over the course of three weekends in February, we managed to get our heads together and somehow serve enough food to satisfy some fascinating, interesting and funny people, until they were stuffed to the gills. And I mean STUFFED. STUFFED WITH DELICIOUSNESS AND GOOD TIMES.




Based on those experiences, Mae and I thought it would be absolutely criminal if we were to not continue on our mission to bring knowledge of Filipino food to the London masses. After all, that is why we are doing this. Along the way, we will make our acquaintance with friends both old and new, but ultimately, we want to do our cuisine proud and make the bold statement that yes, Filipino food is damn good, and it is damn good for you too.

So, with new menus showcasing new dishes and taste sensations developed just for you, we hope that the next run of the Kamayan Supper Club will entice and delight you.

Look to your calendars then, and make sure you are free on Saturday 27th April and Saturday 11th May.

Once you have done that, click here to find out how you can make a booking and bag yourself some seats.

What are you waiting for? Mae and I are just here, waiting to welcome you and feed you. Let us be your friends and your chefs.


Mabuhay! Kumain ka na?

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The Kamayan Supper Club: A big “Maraming salamat!” to all those who came to London’s first Filipino home-dining experience

Whew! It’s been just over a week since the inaugural first run of the Kamayan Supper Club finished, but to be honest I am just a bit sad that it’s done.

All the washing up has long been done, the leftovers mostly disposed of (some even made the long trip down to Poole to feed a select and lucky bunch of my colleagues), fond farewells said, but the good memories still remain.

And why wouldn’t the memories be good? Mae and I met a great bunch of people, we saw a lot of diners enjoy themselves and quite importantly Mae’s cooking went down quite the storm! It was very humbling to see how many people responded positively to our invitation to try some home-cooked Filipino food and be introduced to a great cuisine, especially considering we are still new to the whole supper club scene.

But why let me ramble on a lot about what a fun time Mae and I had in hosting our first ever supper club, when a picture can tell the same story in a thousand vivid, if less flowery, words? Hopefully they will give a taster of what great fun everyone had (well, I’m pretty sure they had fun…)

Getting the table ready for our very first diners

Getting the table ready for our very first diners

Ale-battered, deep-fried fish balls for all!

Ale-battered, deep-fried fish balls for all!

A cheeky rum and coke, made with the finest Tanduay dark rhum and finished off with a twist of kalamansi

A cheeky ‘Mabuhay’ rum and coke, made with the finest Tanduay dark rhum and finished off with a twist of kalamansi (Filipino lime)

Kwek-kwek: battered quail's eggs, served with a cucumber and tomato atsara (Filipino pickle)

Kwek-kwek: battered quail’s eggs, served with a cucumber and tomato atsara (Filipino pickle)

Do these pictures make you feel jealous and a bit like you missed out on something awesome?

Well, fear not! Mae and I intend to return in due course with another run of the Kamayan Supper Club: new dates, a new menu and hopefully another great set of diners keeping us company. After all, our mission to introduce great Filipino food to as many people and make as many new friends as possible is still in its early days.

So please do keep an eye on what Mae and I get up to in the future – and please, please, PLEASE check out Mae’s website ( to see in what other ways you can experience Filipino food and culture in the meantime.

In the true spirit of the Kamayan Supper Club – eating great food and socialising at the same time – Mae and I would like to say, magkita ulit tayo! Until we meet (and eat) again!

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Kamayan Supper Club: Filipino Food in London


When was the last time you sat down and let someone serve you Filipino food?

Chances are, if you’re the average Londoner, it was either a very long time ago or NEVER. But this need not be the case!

Let me take the time to introduce you to a friend of mine, Mae of Pepe’s Kitchen.

It has long been a mission of hers to get more people eating Filipino food, at home and elsewhere, through catering events, hosting cooking classes and generally feeding anyone who would let her do so. I’ve very fortunately been one of those people she has fed, and boy I am a better person for it.

Well, Mae has been thinking of how else she can spread the good news about Filipino food (short of her following the footsteps of Travis Kraft – American Adobo and Salo-Salo will never get old), and after months of informal chit-chat, we decided that we should launch a supper club.

So please give a big, grand old welcome to the Kamayan Supper Club, our chance to share our love of socialising and eating – Pinoy style – with friends both old and new.

“What is Filipino food?”

Well, why not come along to the Kamayan Supper Club and find out??

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