Cabbage pancakes do not sound in any way appetising when you put it like that, but trust us Okonomiyaki is a Japanese treat that will blow your mind.
It’s one of a host of new dishes that have been added to the YO! Sushi menu inspired by the current street food trends of Tokyo.
The menu at the Victoria Square franchise now boasts 100 dishes and is a proper melting pot of Japanese styles and a fusion between the old and new.
Sit back, relax and let YO! Sushi’s iconic kaiten belt take you on a never ending journey to the true taste of Tokyo.
Here’s our pick of the best new dishes on the menu…
These bitesize pieces of Toyko are a must on any visit to YO! Sushi. Okonomiyaki is a popular street food consisting of batter and cabbage topped with mayo, katsu sauce, spring onion, aonori, beni shoga & katsuoboshi. Translated into English it means “As-you-like-it Pancake”. When offered a pancake, cabbage on top wouldn’t normally be as-we-liked-it, but these little beauties defy their raw ingredients to create a memorable taste experience.
It’s often said that you could eat all day from a sushi buffet without feeling stuffed, which is where a dish like Chazuke comes in handy. Because of the high content of green tea infused rice there’s plenty of good carbs to stave off your hunger. This traditional Japanese rice dish is served with nori, sesame paste, salmon & sea bass, oba leaf, yuzu koshu furikake seasoning & umami dashi. It’s a bit like an Asian chowder and we’d highly recommend this newcomer on the menu.
Clam Miso Soup
The addition of clams elevate this miso soup to a whole new level. You’ll need both chopsticks and duck spoon to tackle this bad boy. In it clams are added to a premium white shiro miso with an infusion of enoki mushrooms, wakame, spring onion and shichimi.
Buta No Kakuni
We’re told this Toyko classic is the first thing Yo! Sushi’s group executive chef orders in a restaurant. It’s simple but effective and another filling dish to compliment the bitesize options. Its ingredients are slow braised pork belly and daikon (a type of radish) in a sweet soy sauce with rice.
An independent franchise
One of the great things about YO! Sushi is the way they manage to feel like an independent eaterie while all the while you’ve prior knowledge that they’re part of a bigger picture. Having local staff helps, but in no way hinders the Toyko experience, with everyone being fully training in both the preparation and pronunciation of these delicacies.
YO! Sushi has built up such a reputation for trained sushi chefs that it is even launching the UK’s first qualification in sushi making.
Here are some more of the highlights on the new menu…
Spicy salmon is rolled with avocado, mayonnaise, spring onion, crispy shallots and Sriracha.
Salmon, tuna, & Hokkaido scallops rolled together with cucumber, mayonnaise, caviar and yuzu koshu.
Poached octopus served on sushi rice. Is it just us or do they look like little racing cars?
Ramen Noodle Salad
This ramen noodle salad combines wakame (seaweed) with noodles, sesame sauce, crispy shallots, spring onion, sesame seeds & pickled ginger for a succulent salad treat.
Kimchi Ika Salad
Poached squid is served with pickled vegetables in a kimchi sauce, great for your taste buds and your gut.
To satisfy any sweet tooth, YO! Sushi have also increased their dessert selection to seven, with two new dishes including a Matcha roll; a premium green tea Swiss roll is filled with fresh cream and azuki beans, served with a juicy strawberry and the Japanese soufflé cheesecake; a soft and moist baked soufflé cheesecake topped with a sweet strawberry.
Keep up to date with the latest from YO! Sushi at www.yosushi.com