• About Qin Xie

    Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef. When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN. Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014. According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


    La Pepica, Valencia, lunch

    by  • 20/07/2014 • Menus, Photoblog • 0 Comments

    Pepica paella (Pepica's paella, made with chicken), La Pepica, Valencia

    Menu from a paella lunch at the beach-side century-old seafood and rice restaurant La Pepica in Valencia (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Esgarraet con mojama (marinated red peppers, salted cod and dried tuna) Tostados (toasted...

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    Askua, Valencia, dinner

    by  • 17/07/2014 • Menus, Photoblog • 0 Comments

    Chuleta de Lomo Bajo de vacuno mayor (sirloin steak), Askua, Valencia

    Menu from a dinner at Ricardo Gadea’s meat-centric Askua Restaurant in Valencia with dishes served in tapas sizes (rough English translations bold and in brackets): (pepper canapé) Patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) Croqueta de rabo de...

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