I recently spent a Sunday afternoon working out what were my favourite restaurants in Milton Keynes. After reading my thoughts more than a few of you sarcastic sausages let me know of a few places you thought I had missed and Namji was one of them. So then, when an opportunity so perfect presented itself in the form of a wet unassuming Monday night the Family P took the opportunity to dive on in and check out all that the Namji had to offer.
Just so we’re all clear, let’s go over a few things that will score top marks with me:
- A cut down menu – know what you can do and do it as well as you can
- Authenticity – understand where the soul of your food comes from
- Customer service – a smile has no overhead cost, if I want someone to give me money then I should probably be nice to them
- Value – Not massive portions but I want to feel that making the trip is worth it
Get that right and I’ll come back again and again and again. I have to say that Namji smashed it.
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There are times when I am truly surprised by my own popularity. I mean, I know I’m awesome and all that but when my recent review of the Tsumbay wireless headphones reach such world renowned appeal that I’m also asked to review their “Wake Up Light Alarm Clock, Tsumbay Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp LED Night Light with 5 Nature Sounds, Sunrise Simulation, Color Changing, 3 Brightness, USB Rechargeable For Bedroom, Reading” (as titled on amazon), how can I refuse to acknowledge that I’ve hit the pinnacle of review perfection?
Read on, my dear friends to discover just how the “Wake Up Light Alarm Clock, Tsumbay Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp LED Night Light with 5 Nature Sounds, Sunrise Simulation, Color Changing, 3 Brightness, USB Rechargeable For Bedroom, Reading” can enhance your life just as it has done mine.
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Food fashions, like most types of fashion in this country, usually come to life in London and are incomprehensible to me. I despise the ‘clean eating’ epidemic for it’s miss-information message wrapped up in a so-called healthy lifestyle (that is usually anything but) and for similar reasons that I will not wear low riding jeans or anything that has been pre-ripped before I buy it. But there are some fashions that do catch my attention and the paired back focus of less ingredients, more flavour approach of Turkish cooking is one. The Zouk Lounge is one of the four Turkish restaurants that have opened in Milton Keynes over the past year or so and with family living in Istanbul I feel qualified in providing you with a mildly insulting, colonially British judgment of their food.
EDIT – the Zouk Lounge has got in touch and has asked me to clarify that they are a Lebanese restaurant and not Turkish. I stand corrected and will immediately research the difference between the two.
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‘Milton Keynes is full of chains’ they say. ‘There is nowhere good to eat!’ they say. Well, I say that it sucks to be them because while it’s true that there is an unfortunate glut of horrible, horrific and unnecessary chain restaurants here you just have to look a bit harder and you’ll find so many amazing people who are pulling out all the stops to get you the dinner you deserve. This is my list of the best independent options you’ve got in and around the area, these are places that I go to regularly and have rarely been disappointed at. If you don’t want to give your money to Chimichangas or any other cut and paste restaurant (and I wouldn’t blame you) then take a good look at some of these and join me in sticking it to the Man.
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