Our evening on our Oxford day trip concluded with a dinner at Chiang Mai Kitchen. We paced ourselves rather well over our time in the city. The meal arrived at the point with just enough to get back to to the station with ease. Chiang […]
You can never know for sure, but although I had another decent meal at another Eat Tokyo, my stomach was feeling worse for wear afterwards. I’ve been to exactly one other branch of this chain and the game here is the same. Cheap, fast, fuss-free […]
My jaw dropped when I saw the size of the Eat Tokyo katsu curry of my neighbour. £9 gets you an insanely large bowl with surely what must be a kilo of rice, curry and what, five individual breasts of chicken? It’s all so overwhelming and the smells were alright. I was a bit more tamer with my selection. But still ended up spending about the same, for my chicken karage donburi. I substituted the sushi for some pickles and it was a huge portion, with salad and agedashi tofu as well. The flavours were good and there was a lot of them. I did have a salty aftertaste later on, so may be MSG-y or maybe it was salt. Can’t go wrong at that price point, though split with a friend (or two!) and give the massive curry a go. There’s eight branches of Eat Tokyo around London and they’ve been going for a good while. Whilst the staff weren’t Japanese the food could have fooled otherwise.
Try saying that name fast five times over. Funky interior stylings and hip staff make Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya a super cool spot for some not-so-traditional Japanese food stylings. Catalina and I popped in for a quick dinner before a film and we loved half […]
I was a fan of Shimbashi’s original store in the city, so felt excited when they took the former Huxtable space on Smith Street. The store’s been open for a little while now, and I checked out their offerings with a friend. We shared a large serve […]
Nothing beats a bowl of warm tonkotsu ramen on a cold evening. And so far, every London evening is cold. We headed along to the Shoryu Ramen in Kingly Court, which is a really fab space in itself. I went for the White Natural (£11.50) which was one of their recommendations and is a tonyu soy milk, miso, konbu and shiitake broth topped with fried tofu, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, bamboo shoots and nori. The broth was fair, and the noodles were yum, there was a nice saltiness to the noodle. Tofu was a bit boring and was cold to the bite which wasn’t as pleasant. A bit pricey for the end result, doesn’t capture the energy or aromas of Hakata back home.
Good fitout, good service but the food needs a little tweaking over at Meatworks Co. It has the right meat qualities of a BBQ joint but not the aspect where you get full. We had a extra large group in for lunch and the staff […]
From the same family of Don Don and Don Too, comes Don Tojo, perfectly placed in the studenty hub of Carlton. If you’re not familiar with any of these words, the sweet essence of these restaurants are that they offer super delicious Japanese food, on […]
Feeling famished, I made my move to White Tomato for a solo dinner. I had felt like a spot of Korean and it always looked decently good. I was satisfied with both of the dishes I had. White Tomato doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to making sure you walk out feeling full.