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#Noodlebook Launch

Last month, I held a book launch for Noodle! at the Drapers Arms in Islington. 

It was an amazing night, and I was surrounded by so many lovely people, that I wanted to share some photos and say thank you to everyone who made it such a success.

The Drapers Arms - the beautiful venue
© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography

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Let Thohk Sohn - Burmese Rainbow Salad © Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
© Martin Stirrup
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Food Urchin as barman © Uyen Luu

Gary Fenn (Big Spud), Kavita Favelle (Kavey Eats), Catherine Phipps, and James Ramsden
© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography

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Bombay Mix Shots © pp gettins / Gettins Images
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Jason from Feast to the World and me © Uyen Luu
© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
Chef Tim Anderson and me with our lovely Laimon Fresh
Matcha from Japan Centre
Mini Ramen Burgers and Bombay Mix Shots
Edd Kimber and Danny Kingston © Shaan Mahrotri
Goodies from Sous Chef
© Martin Stirrup
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Salted Caramel Brownies by Bittersweet Bakers © pp gettins / Gettins Images

© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
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© Uyen Luu

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Bun Cha - Vietnamese Pork Patties with Herbs and Noodles © pp gettins / Gettins Images

© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
Goodies from Clearspring
With my agent Juliet Pickering © Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography

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Liang Fen - Spiced Mung Bean Jelly Noodle Salad © pp gettins / Gettins Images

Happy customer © Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
More goodies from Sous Chef
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© Martin Stirrup

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Let ThohkSohn - Burmese Rainbow Salad © pp gettins / Gettins Images
© Martin Stirrup
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Bags of joy from SeeWoo Foods © pp gettins / Gettins Images

© Feast to the World

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Matt Inwood from my publisher Absolute Press © pp gettins / Gettins Images

With the Pork Pie Queen - Sarah from Bray's Cottage
In-laws!  © Martin Stirrup
Family! © Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography

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Earl Grey and Yuzu Friands from Bittersweet Bakers © pp gettins / Gettins Images
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With Vietnamese food writer and supperclub owner Uyen Luu ©  Uyen Luu

© Ozzy Beck / Karohemd Photography
With Jennie Brotherston from Free Cakes for Kids Hackney and Pete Fraser from Down I Go

Special thanks to Nick Gibson for letting me run riot in his beautiful pub and his staff for putting up with us.

Thanks also to:

Last but not least, I want to say a BIG thank you to: 
for  sponsoring the night and providing the incredible, gobsmacking goodie bags - I didn't really know what they were going to send me until it all turned up and, boy, did they deliver!

Look at all the loveliness! © Jordi Morrison
I ordered fabulous cakes from Bittersweet Bakers - Earl Grey and Yuzu Friands and Salted Caramel Brownies.

My dress, a cheeky cherry print number, was from Collectif in Old Spitalfields Market; my fantastic noodle hat was by Sara Sews Vintage on Etsy; and my ridiculous ice cream heel shoes were by Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld.

Snacks served on the night came from Noodle! (of course) and were as follows:

  • Chevda - Cheat's Bombay Mix (p151);
  • Ramen Burger (p152);
  • Let Thohk Sohn - Burmese Rainbow Salad (p134); 
  • Bun Cha (Grilled Pork Patties and Herbs (p120);
  • Dipping Soba (p148); and 
  • Liang Fen - Spiced Mung Bean Jelly Noodle Salad (p128)
With Tim Anderson, Paul Hart and Danny Kingston


You can buy signed copies of Noodle! here. I'll even draw you a crummy picture.


Lynne Clark said…
it was wonderful Mimi thank you so much x I wonder if Matt has dried out yet....
Congratulations, it's a joy to see the happy photos of a successful book launch.
MiMi Aye said…
Thank you for coming! He was very, very damp.
MiMi Aye said…
Thank you so much!
Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful, memorable evening :)
MiMi Aye said…
Thank you! :)
Chumbles said…
At last! So happy to see you publish and get my copy. I can't cook yet, but I can drool and I've already munched my imaginary way through a dozen of the recipes. when does the TV series air?