Last night, I took Racer Boy to a new sushi restaurant in West Hampstead.
I suppose I should start by mentioning that we are sushi fans. By which, I mean that I could eat salmon sashimi quite happily morning noon and night (well. Maybe not morning, that might be wierd..). So I was always going to be judging this sushi newbie on particularly high standards.
I guess it's similar to the way I feel about smoked salmon or tuna carpaccio. Healthy but so so tasty.
And it genuinely is healthy - not like dried fruit that pretends to be a superior snack and then leaves you bloated at best (I won't bother describing the "at worst" scenario - I just know you've experienced "ah, too many raisins!", too) or wasabi peas that're secretly loaded with sugar and salt.
And it's not just the sashimi - edamame beans are packed with vitamins, micronutrients and omega-3s, and seaweed is one of the most potent anti-oxidants out there (I know this because I recently researched a feature about marine extracts in beauty. Honestly - seaweed is one to look out for. Eat it, bathe in it - try REN body wash, load it on your face - try Voya masks. And tell me you don't reap the rewards..)
Anyway. Feng Sushi. The place is pleasingly minimalist, with small wooden tables laden with a simple spread of chopsticks (oh, man), water glass and soy sauce (in a very classy frosted glass bottle, I might add. And totally non-sticky. Nice touch). Service is miraculously speedy, and had we not loitered to take in the impressive fish tank (whilst silently praying Nemo wasn't about to make his debut on someone's plate) I honestly rekon the whole experience would have been accomplished in under half an hour.
Our meal came to around £40, which sushi fans'll agree is pretty impressive value. I'd say it sits somewhere between the big names like Zuma and Nobu, and our local sushi take-out, Kamaya. Definitely one to know about.
To book, visit www.fengsushi.co.uk
Love, Laugh, Liverty x