Tetote Factory celebrates ten years of peerless baguettes and pan in Ealing
One of the absolute best bakeries in London has quietly turned ten on South Ealing Road. Eisuke and Tomoe Tomita’s Tetote Factory started life in the Pacific Plaza in Wembley in 2010, and despite its closure and the subsequent move to 12 South Ealing Road in 2011, little else has changed. Its concise, considered, and canny menu of savoury and sweet Japanese pan, bolstered by shokupan and some matchless traditional baguettes showcases Eisuke’s deft skill as much of a sense of humour: calling a hot dog pan a “sausage roll” in Britain is the work of an evil comic genius; piling the same dough with fried chicken, barbecue sauce, and mayonnaise the work of an evil culinary one. It marked the occasion in a typically understated, generous fashion, giving out budding bulbs to customers to plant themselves. Stay tuned for an oral history of its life in west London.
And in other news...
- The rescheduled Masterchef final is tonight on BBC One at 8 p.m. Enjoy the closure.
- Chinatown restaurant Joy Luck has temporarily moved from its Gerrard Street site to the former Nusa Dua on Shaftesbury Avenue, with a permanent new home expected soon.
- European plant-filled restaurant Blixen has closed in Old Spitalfields Market, with Irish burger chain Coqandbull taking its place, according to Propel. Tea Garden, a quietly outstanding spot for dim sum in Surrey Quays, has also closed down.
- The chain land grab continues, with Rosa’s Thai planning six new openings this year. [Big Hospitality]
- Good tweet:
felt mildly embarrassed trying to push a pull door at the pub last night. what a rush. a huge welcome back to the endless small mortifications of being perceived!!— Imogen West-Knights (@ImogenWK) April 13, 2021