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rutabowa

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A friend of mine told me, about 10 years ago, not to go walking by the Lea at night, said he wouldn't ride his bike down there either.
yeh it is never going to be safe down there, just because of the geography... it is absolute perfect mugging territory. That's what stopped the anchor and hope ever becoming my local, I didn't fancy the walk back at the end of the night.
 

blossie33

trailer trash
Actually, the friend who told me not to go at night happens to be a regular at the Hope and Anchor :D
It's one thing that would put me off living on a canal boat, I would be nervous about dodgy people being around at night in certain areas :(
 

rutabowa

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Food Alert! Wu's chinese takeaway on upper clapton road (just up from World Foods), which used to be a pretty standard cheap noodle place, has installed a hotpot conveyor belt, which I have never seen anywhere! I took a punt last night even tho it was empty and it is awesome, basically each seat has a hob and you get a bowl of boiling broth, then pick whatever plates you fancy off the conveyor belt in front of you like those sushi places (massive prawns, sliced beef, weird nameless bits of meat) and cook it in the broth... different colour plates are different prices. the lady makes these amazing sauces and she showed me how to do it, it was the nicest food i had on that bit of road and fairly cheap. while I was in there a whole family of chinese people came in and i felt like antony bourdain it was that kind of vibe. it came to £15 with a beer, but I reckon if a few people, or even 2, went you could get the price down and try loads of things. I just happened to be no mates.
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Food Alert! Wu's chinese takeaway on upper clapton road (just up from World Foods), which used to be a pretty standard cheap noodle place, has installed a hotpot conveyor belt, which I have never seen anywhere! I took a punt last night even tho it was empty and it is awesome, basically each seat has a hob and you get a bowl of boiling broth, then pick whatever plates you fancy off the conveyor belt in front of you like those sushi places (massive prawns, sliced beef, weird nameless bits of meat) and cook it in the broth... different colour plates are different prices. the lady makes these amazing sauces and she showed me how to do it, it was the nicest food i had on that bit of road and fairly cheap. while I was in there a whole family of chinese people came in and i felt like antony bourdain it was that kind of vibe. it came to £15 with a beer, but I reckon if a few people, or even 2, went you could get the price down and try loads of things. I just happened to be no mates.
i've had good reports of kakki katsu on balls pond road, just by dalston junction - not been there yet but will report back
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
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