Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: Canton

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

Is breast best? Ji, The Chicken shop, Canton Cardiff

As posts on Chick’N’Sours and Coqfighter have shown, I am a big fan of fried chicken. As a result I have decried in recent months the seeming paucity of good … Continue reading

Oct 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Food that brings a smile to your face? Bann Thai Smile, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

Update: Drove past this place recently and noted it is now a Midde Eastern restaurant called Dubai Nights (think that was whst was there before so not sure what happened … Continue reading

Aug 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Small plates, Plat(s) Paysan – New Paysan Food offering at Bloc Coffee on a Saturday.

I have blogged about the Friday night “fixed price” menu offering from Paysan Food at Bloc Coffee in Victoria Park (Cardiff’s place to be with John Cook – Ember, Dirt, … Continue reading

Jun 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Still hitting the bullseye? Sunday lunch at Bully’s Cardiff.

With all the (warranted) hype (including from your’s truly) regarding the rash of new places in the West of Cardiff (Heaney’s, the Heathcock and, the slightly more long in the … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nivaala night – Indian “tapas” at the Purple Poppadom, Canton, Cardiff

The rise of small plate dining continues apace, with it having jumped across many a culinary divide from its, arguable, origins in the Iberian Peninsula (with tapas, pintxos and petiscos), … Continue reading

Jun 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Back on track or off the rails? Riverside Cantonese

The Riverside Cantonese has been a Cardiff institution for as long as I can remember, having served customer from its Riverside (as in the area of Cardiff abutting the Taff … Continue reading

Oct 29, 2017 · 2 Comments