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Jidori – Dalston, London – Review

Kumamoto oyster at Jidori, Dalston

89 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB Jidori was Plan C. Not in earnest, as it was always the plan to visit after Lyle’s and The Clove Club, though there was a Plan D. I’m not sure there’s anyone who found it on the first go. This Dalston restaurant lives in the stripped down shell…

57°C Xiang, Chengdu, dinner

Sultana pancakes, 57 Xiang, Chengdu, China

Menu from a dinner at 57°C湘 (57°C Xiang), the Japanese themed teppanyaki restaurant where the chefs dance in between courses, in Chengdu, China: Sultana pancakes Pork and pineapple teppanyaki Steamed egg custard with fish roe Caramelised pork skin Teppanyaki cooked soy sauce tofu Spicy clams Foie gras with apple on toasted brioche In Chengdu, 57°C…

Sakura at Sake No Hana

23 St James’s St, London SW1A 1HA The last few days has perhaps been one of the busiest times of the year for gastronomy in London – the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (read my commentary here) was once again being revealed and with that came all the acclaimed chefs, well-known restaurateurs and interested journalists….

Tonkotsu, Soho, Review

63 Dean St  London W1D 4QG Tonkotsu is the sort of place you can follow your nose to; the bubbling stock-pot by the window is surely designed to lure in passers-by. Owned by the people behind Tsuru Sushi, this new venture skilfully rides the wave of noodle fever currently flooding Soho. As is usually the case with anything namesake,…

Wabi, Holborn, preview lunch

Langoustine tempura with spicy shiso ponzu, Wabi, Holborn

Menu from a hard-hat preview lunch of the soon to open Wabi in Holborn, the new restaurant of Scott Hallsworth (ex-Nobu): Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu soy espuma and smoky nasu Avocado and king crab roll with yuzu kosho mayo, olive oil and yuzu juice Chilled somen noodles with shiitake soup, wasabi, ginger and crunchies Langoustine tempura with spicy shiso ponzu Foie Gras ‘Martini’ with umushu jelly, nashi and…

Luiz Hara (The London Foodie) Japanese Supper Club with Bordeaux Wine

Salmon sashimi South American Way, Luiz Hara, London Foodie Japanese Supperclub with Bordeaux Wine

Menu from a dinner at the home of Luiz Hara (The London Foodie) for a Japanese Supper Club with food matched by Bordeaux wines (Read my post on the event here): Pan-fried leek gyoza dumplings Réserve de Sours sparkling rosé NV, Bordeaux Shichimi flavoured popcorn (Japanese seven spices) Les Amants de Mont-Pérat 2010, Bordeaux ~ Salmon sashimi South American Way…