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About On The Frog

Helen, Nordic Bakery, London

Helen, Nordic Bakery, London

About On The Frog

After an extended break from food blogging at World Foodie Guide, I’ve decided to focus more on travel with some food nibbling on the side. So welcome to On The Frog!

You’ll find plenty of ‘traveleating’ tips for London visitors both here and on my On The Frog To London iPhone app, a free guide with 50 tips for discovering some good old British traditions alive and well in modern London.

Trips are filed under Short Hops and Long Leaps , while my favourite travel books, maps, sites and products are featured under Travel Tools. And I’ll cover food and recipes in Food, as well as highlight the best Souvenirs collected on my journeys.

You can find me on Twitter @foodieguide, Instagram @foodieguide and Everplaces @foodieguide. No PR requests or emails please.

All photos are mine unless otherwise stated (the above photo was taken by Garson Byer).

If you were wondering about the name, ‘On The Frog’ is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘On The Road’ (‘frog and toad’ = road). It dates back to at least 1859 and appears in John Camden Hotten’s ‘A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words’. And ‘ribbit’ is the noise that I associate with frogs, although my husband thinks it should be ‘gribbit’. This matter still hasn’t been resolved.

One leap at a time…

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About Helen Yuet Ling Pang

Currently based in London, I was born in England, grew up in Germany and have lived and worked in Beijing and New York. I live as a dedicated carnivore with a vegetarian husband, who does all the cooking at home. I’m a Film Examiner at the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) where I have worked for the last eleven years.

In 2009, my former food blog World Foodie Guide was shortlisted for the prestigious Guild of Food Writers New Media Award. I was the only non-professional shortlisted alongside many well-known published writers. My iPhone app On The Frog to London is a free guide, beautifully designed by Everplaces, with 50 tips for discovering some good old British traditions alive and well in modern London. It was also featured in the App Store’s Travel section for the first few weeks. Other projects include a fortnightly series for Le Cool Londonfeaturing my top five recommendations for breakfasts, Sunday pub lunches and other fun London places. I researched and wrote the text for Herb Lester’s Copenhagen: The Good Life map, and was the consultant on Chinese ingredients for Dorling Kindersley’s The Cook’s Book of Ingredients. My guidebook  a ‘traveleating’ journal: japan, based on the original World Foodie Guide Japan posts, is now free on iTunes.

WRITING

PRESS

  • Lastminute.com – Top 10 Travel Blogs – ‘It has some gorgeous photography and is a record of five years of eating and travel and lots of great reviews of restaurants. There’s a good focus on London too so for the out of towner foodie heading to the smoke, this is a must
  • The Good Web Guide – ‘Her no nonsense reviews have recommendations for places to eat across the globe, from London to Beijing
  • Time Out London’s best food blogs and websites 2009 – ‘While WFG is a self-proclaimed ‘traveleating’ blog, it has its feet firmly planted in London. Mixing local and international restaurant reviews with recipes and guides, Helen Yuet Ling Pang has created a site that is as resourceful as it is enjoyable to read

 

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