Where I ate:
Yo! Sushi, Rupert Street, London
As part of this year’s family theatre trip (a little later than our usual post-Christmas/Pre-New Year evening out), we went to the Garrick by Leicester Square. Last year we went to Wagamama, so this time round dad chose Yo! Sushi.
We eventually found the restaurant after a short diversion to the Trocadero Centre (quite frankly the worst place I’ve ever been to in my life!) and surprisingly, despite the size, wasn’t busy at all. There were plenty of seats around the conveyer belt and we were positioned at the back of the restaurant with a lovely view of the food being prepared in the centre, as well as everything going round on the belt.
|Love watching the food go round|
Because so many of the plates contain two, three or even six, it’s even worth sharing so you get a little taster of everything as opposed to a whole dish. My brother and I shared a number of plates this time round – again, it was nice having something different as we both chose an array of varying plates. You don’t leave feeling overly full or bloated either and despite the majority of dishes containing rice, everything tastes so light, because it’s fresh.
What I ate:
- Spicy seafood udon (316 kcal)
I hadn’t tried this before, but a fan of other seafood udon broths, I thought I’d try it. Spicy is an understatement – this toxic orange coloured broth absolutely blew my head off; even dad said it was too hot, as he sat sweating! The salmon and squid were lovely, although I was disappointed to find no prawns in my bowl. I ate everything but had to leave the broth. I’ll still with Waga’s ramen, I think!
- Spicy pepper squid (145 kcal)
- Spicy chicken ISO (130 kcal)
This portion contains two rolls, so I shared this one with my brother – another new dish for me. I love katsu chicken and the sauce in this wasn’t too hot, more fruity and delicately spiced. I’d definitely have this again.
- California roll (118kcal)
Another of my favourites, I think I just love all of the ISO rolls. The California roll contains crabmeat and avocado (what a great combination!) with a slight touch of mayo so it isn’t too dry. I often dip mine in soy though. I could eat plate after plate of these and not get bored.
|Spicy chicken ISO and|
Crunchy prawn ISO
- Crunchy prawn ISO (126 kcal)
I hadn’t tried this roll before and I still can’t work out whether I like it, or not. The prawn was in a tempura style batter with katsu sauce – it was a bit strange, katsu doesn’t work with seafood. I think it had been doing the rounds on the conveyer as well, it didn’t taste as fresh as everything else I selected.
- Cucumber maki (140kcal)
Okay, no trip to Yo! is complete without a serving of cucumber maki! This may be my all-time favourite dish. It’s so light and refreshing and perfect for picking out, while decided what to take next. Soy with these are a necessity and even though you get six rolls on a plate, you’ll be lucky if I share these with you!
- Chicken gyoza (119kcal)