Tag: tofu

Shoryu Ramen, Soho, London

Shoryu Ramen, Soho, London

Nothing beats a bowl of warm tonkotsu ramen on a cold evening. And so far, every London evening has been cold. Well, almost every. I’ve made it to Shoryu Ramen in Kingly Court of Soho two times and both have been warming for the stomach and […]

Eat Tokyo, Soho, London

Eat Tokyo, Soho, London

My jaw dropped when I saw the size of the Eat Tokyo Soho 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 […]

Chiang Mai Kitchen, Oxford

Chiang Mai Kitchen, Oxford

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 Mai brings the elegance and charm of Thailand to this town. It feels like the kind of fancier place that’s perfect for a date night or special occasion in a quaint neighbourhood.

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Eat Tokyo, Holborn, London

Eat Tokyo, Holborn, London

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 […]

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya, Fitzroy

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya, Fitzroy

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 […]

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Fitzroy

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Fitzroy

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 of their chicken soba ($21) and two sides in the agedashi tofu and nasu dengaku (deep fried eggplant with miso). The menu is identical to their city one (from what I saw) and the quality is there as well. Again, the handcrafted soba is enjoyable to eat and the light broth is pleasant. There was a bit of a salty aftertaste but that may have been from the sides. Great noodles, great sides and a super handy location.

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Agedashi tofu was the first of our sides to arrive. The tofu wasn’t quite as crispy as in other places but the broth had a lovely aroma and the right punchy salty notes that make this dish so good.

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We then came to our massive portion of the soba. $4 extra upsizes this, so not exactly sure how big the normal serve looks. Two dumplings and small helpings of spring onion, seaweed, tofu and chicken top the dish. The soba buckwheat noodles are great to eat and had a bite to it. The broth was nice and light for the most part.

shimbashi-eggplant

Our second side was the nasu gengaku which was the deep fried eggplant with a sweet miso sauce. Shimbashi is on the slightly pricer side of things across all the menu, the eggplant although in small size was suitably tasty. I like the sweet miso which goes oh-so-well with the eggplant. The three dishes finished off our two appetites and we enjoyed the service and the vibe of the venue as well.

7.5/10

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Meatworks Co, South Melbourne

Meatworks Co, South Melbourne

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 […]

Don Tojo, Carlton

Don Tojo, Carlton

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 […]

White Tomato, Melbourne CBD

White Tomato, Melbourne CBD

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.

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