A few weeks ago, I met up with fellow bloggers Suzi and Julie for a bite to eat and some girly gossip in Soho. Left with the decision of what to eat for the evening (as I showed up late! ^_^;) I settled on longtime favourite Suki – a Japanese fusion restaurant on Gerrard Street.
I ordered the Fried Tofu Steaks and a Salmon Roll – both of which made up the perfect amount of food for a light dinner. The Fried Tofu Steaks are actually a side, but I’ve recently become obsessed with making my own tapas style meals as this is how we eat at home. The Salmon Roll was again perfect – topped with salmon sashimi (raw), inside a Uramaki roll (inside out) with crispy salmon skin, it’ss good for salmon lovers!
Julie opted for a platter of mixed sashimi which looked incredible, and Suzi opted for their Salmon Don – slices of salmon sashimi with warm rice and a side of Miso Soup.
The restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem in my eyes, despite being in prime position on the street. It serves sushi, hot pot and a la carte dishes, across Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisines, although I am always most swayed by their Japanese offerings. A two-floor contemporary decor restaurant with a tiny sushi bar at the front, hot pot tables upstairs and Japanese floor seating (zashiki) with zabuton cushions at the back of the restaurant, it is a great place for groups or couples alike.
Then we headed for dessert at Candy Cafe as recommended by both Suzi and Julie. Hidden upstairs on Macclesfield Street, I can’t believe I’d never been here before! Dessert or tong sui is a big thing with Chinese ‘culture’. I opted for my favourite dish: Black Sesame Tong Yuen with Coconut Milk Sago.
Have you tried either of these food destinations? What did you think?