Saturday in Shoreditch : Donuts and Japanese 12.04


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So last Saturday I dragged J out to Shoreditch to try this new donut shop called Dum Dum Donutterie but don't be fooled by the name because the minds behind Dum Dum doughnuts are a genius, because they bake the donuts instead of frying them.

So they are of course really good for you....... well ish  - well better than fried ones.

Founded by Paul Hurley they are branded as “The Best Doughnut in the World” bold statement, but they really amazing in taste and texture and they are lower in fat and light and fluffy.

The hard part was deciding which to choose from their store in Box Park Shoreditch as I really wanted to try the cronuts they had too, so in the end we took one of each doughnut on offer that day and I had a cronut too and a coffee. I also really loved the coffee cup with the cute pink lid and will be looking for a longer lasting version for home.

If you are not familiar with the cronut its a croissant/doughnut hybrid and theirs was a almond and pistachio cream and amazing. It was my first cronut and didnt disappoint with the texture of a croissant on the outside but with the texture and taste of a doughnut on the outside.

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The doughnuts we chose included a Creme brulee- crispy sugar shell and rich creme inside, Banoffee - banana puree and creme du leche and Strawberry Cheesecake as well as classic jam filled and a raspberry glazed doughnut and a chocolate nut covered doughnut.

Mmm heaven


Dum Dum Donuts are located at number 31 Box Park - Shoreditch.

We then wandered around the area walking over to Spitalfields market and just enjoying Saturday which included an odd goofy picture of course.


And some sneaky swooning over flowers and more food before admitting we were quite hungry and needed more than just a cronut in our belly.

So we headed to Holborn to our favourite restaurant Eat Tokyo!

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Eat Tokyo has been our favourite no thrills Japanese restaurant since we stumbled onto the Trafalgar Square branch located behind the National Gallery, and we have been so many times we can not count.

Why do we love it? Well the prices are really reasonable for the amount of food you get and its really simple authentic Japanese food and seems to be full of other Japanese people whenever we visit. Our favourite branch is Trafalgar Square but there are often long ques so we headed to Holborn for our fix on Saturday.

We arrived at 3.25 and were told last order for the afternoon was at 3.30 and then they were shutting at 4pm - would that be a problem? Us: Not at all!! FEEED US!

We tend to know exactly what we want when we go there. For J it is a big bowl of ramen:


And for me it is always a Bento box which comes with miso soup on the side:


This time I had the mackerel with tofu whereas I usually pig out and get the Bento with teriyaki salmon and tempura and sushi and usually means I have a very full belly afterwards.

We then rolled ourselves home and vegged out for the rest of the evening feeling pretty pleased with ourselves.

What are you doing this Saturday? leave a comment below letting me know. x

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