Uchi
A load of chop

Uchi

The stereotypical Western-Japanese restaurant was showcased in the early 90’s by Homer Simpson’s ill-fated visit to Springfield’s Happy Sumo. The staff, shocked at Homer’s loutish ways, personify Japanese restraint, masking their indignation as he eats everything on their menu. With the head chef distracted, Homer is mistakenly served the whole poisonous fugu fish. He is … Continue reading

Brawn
A load of chop

Brawn

I moved to Bethnal Green in 2010 when everyone was having ‘new-age- fun with a vintage feel’.  ‘Being a Dickhead’s Cool’ was funny and vaguely informative. Seven years later it’s eerily nostalgic to watch: Today’s East London feels safer, more established and serious. At its heart though it’s still a glorious melting pot of people from Jerusalem, … Continue reading