02 May 2009


When G and I flew back from Cape Town, our flight stopped in the new terminal at London Heathrow. Wow. It is immense. With LOTS to do and I loved wandering the halls during our six hour layover.

We landed at about 6:30 in the morning, having had yet another english breakfast on the plane.

No stinky bacon, and while it's hard to tell from this pic, there's some gravy in the corner by the eggs. Why? I have no idea. But it was far better than the one we had on the way. That being said, when we landed in London, I wanted some real food.

Gordon Ramsay has a restaurant in Terminal 5 and I thought it would be cool to eat there. In front of the door, the menu was up and said "all day" so we thought it would be the menu "all day". Yes, it was an assumption (which did make an ass out of us), but still, it wasn't a stretch. As we walk in, I notice that everyone has breakfast. And I don't want it. So I ask the server if breakfast was the only thing on offer and when she said yep, we hightailed it out of there. I don't get it. I know it's breakfast TIME, but the fact is that most people have been on long-haul flights who most likely HAD breakfast on the plane. And people who have flights originating there have been up for HOURS in order to ensure that they get there on time, so ONLY breakfast seems stupid.

We end up next door at the Wagamama. THRILLING! I had never eaten at a Wagamama and really wanted to try it. We boldly and possibly abruptly inquired as to whether or not we could get the full menu, they said, "ABSOLUTELY! COME IN!" and we did.

WOW. It was actually really good (and REALLY expensive, but whatever, it's the airport and it's London). I love gyoza (or potstickers as they are called in Oklahoma!), and when I saw them on the menu, I knew they must be mine. And Yippie! They were delicious!

Five little perfectly cooked dumplings all for me. They were the chicken ones and they just bursted with perfectly cooked wrapper and soft, tender, juicy insides. Blurry innard shot coming up...

Yum yum yum. I tried to share with G, I really did. But I think she only had one. *shame*

For my main meal I ordered the Ginger Chicken Udon. YUMMY. It was really terrific and it hit the spot when a generous wallop of chili sauce was added...

Yum yum yum. So, no Wagamama's in my immediate future. *Sigh* Oh well, it was a perfect meal at 8am when I had been up for about 24 solid hours. It's one of those things that may never be that good again but the stars were aligned for it to work. Feeling fortified, I did some shopping, bought some books, and headed off to my plane. Satisfied!

1 comment:

David W. Nees said...

These pics look great and the closeup of the chicken dumpling (?) is a great pic.


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