London has every type of sushi you can think of. But where can one find the best traditional Japanese sushi? Something of an acquired taste for the typical western palate, I was not prepared for the difference when I first sat down at a real Japanese sushi counter in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market…
For the average non-Japanese, ordering sake involves just one simple question: hot or cold? Sake is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks, and has been for several years now, so why do I know so little about it? After my recent visit to Yashin Ocean House to review their incredible new menu, I was invited to come and join their Sake Brewer’s Club to see if I could find some answers to my question.
Yashin Ocean House – famous for their no soy concept – introduced a new menu at the start of 2018. Key changes include new meat dishes, the introduction of a California roll, and unusual flavour combinations, even by their standards. Despite the quirks and contradictions, combining traditional Japanese methods with more European ingredients, Yashin stand out as one of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in London.
The pace of exciting new restaurant openings in London is faster than I can follow. Especially since I started blogging, it’s as if I’ve grown a finely-tuned radar that detects them. It’s basically my superpower. So it’s no surprise that my London Restaurant Top 10 is constantly changing. In this post, I share my top 10 of places I’ve been as well as those that are still on my wish list.
The concept is intriguing. A restaurant where you can’t see a thing, neither the people you’re dining with nor the food you’re eating. Unfortunately, the experience is missing more than just light.