The sixth season of ‘Mad Men’ has defined the word ‘uneven’. At it’s best it’s been tart, bracing and – at times – punishingly hard to watch, stripping our favourite characters down to their absolute emotional cores. At its worst it’s been little more than a scatterbrained soap opera, flitting from one underdeveloped storyline to the next (what happened to Dawn and her family? Did the writers just get bored?).
What’s worse, there hasn’t been nearly enough Roger Stirling. Now, at the end, we’ve zeroed in on a few key plot threads: Don’s booze-fuelled breakdown, Peggy’s ill-advised workplace romance and (best of all) Pete’s tussle with enigmatic golden boy Bob Benson. With the next season rumoured to be the last, we’ll be disappointed if this final episode isn’t wall-to-wall revelations and cliffhangers.
Yori – meaning ‘cooked food’ in Korean – is located slap bang in the middle of theatreland, right next to the Harold Pinter Theatre and down the road from Piccadilly Circus station. These days there are a lot of Korean food outlets in central London, however, Yori offers up a menu of approachable dishes with lots to choose from. To start with try a seafood kimchee jeon (basically a seafood pancake) and follow up with bulgogi, a thinly sliced barbequed meat. If you fancy going a bit traditional, or more adventurous, you can order a jeongol, a giant hot pot cooked at your table, for which you can choose ingredients to add to your own steaming broth. There’s also the option of tableside grilling for Korean barbeque.
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