Ed’s Easy Diner- Trocadero

We went to the Trocadero branch of this chain and were greeted by very friendly Angelo (Branch Manager).

We plumped for the bottomless coffee as it was cold outside, and settled down to wait for our burgers and enjoyed our surrounding whilst chatting to Angelo.

When they arrived, we were happy with our selection. The Classic was stacked with grilled onions. My BBQ Deluxe was a decent patty piled high with juicy Smoky BBQ pulled pork; though being slightly sickly sweet nearing the end due to the high sugar content of the smoky bbq sauce used. Our favourite was the Big Bubba’s Bacon ‘n’ Cheese – an Original burger topped with sweet-cured bacon and American cheese. The burgers could all have done with slightly less cooking as they were medium-well done, rather than medium as requested, but this was a fab combination. Highly recommended!

Big Bubba (front left), The Classic (at back) and BBQ Deluxe (front right)

Big Bubba (front left), The Classic (at back) and BBQ Deluxe (front right)

Also, even though the buns are good and do not disintegrate, a slightly sweeter, textured bun would work better, particularly with the Big Bubba and The Original; such as a demi-brioche bun.

Overall, pleasant attentive service from Angelo and Ken (waiter), great retro decor and fab music. Will definitely be going back soon.

Twitter: @eds_easy_diner #Trocadero #London

Eds Easy Diner – Trocadero
19 Rupert Street,
London
W1D 7PA

Tel. 020 7287 1951

Email trocadero.manager@edseasydiner.com

http://www.edseasydiner.com/location/trocadero.php

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International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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2 Responses to Ed’s Easy Diner- Trocadero

  1. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your
    content. Please let me know. Thank you

    • goantolondon says:

      Hi,
      Thanks for getting in touch. It is great to hear that you find our blog useful and also would like to share our blog with the folks in your group. That is fine. We always enjoy hearing from and interacting with our readers, and thank you for spreading the word about our blog.
      May I just ask that you and your folks from the group follow us on Twitter (as we are trying to break our 1,000 followers mark), as well as if you/ they wish to subscribe to our email notification of new posts.
      Hope you continue to enjoy reading our blog. We always like to hear from and interact with our readers, so please feel free to comment on current and future posts.
      Best wishes,
      Jason & Chiara

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