It’s quite a picture heavy post for you lovely lot today so grab a cup of tea, settle down and scroll away! I was lucky enough to be invited along by Zomato to Kuriya Keiko in Holloway for a sushi making, sake drinking, evening of fun. Upon arriving, we were served a vibrant plumtini which wasn’t to my taste but the other girls demolished theirs with no problem!
The lovely Keiko came out to tell us a little bit about the restaurant and what to expect throughout the evening.
The best thing about going out with other bloggers is that nobody judges you when you take 5 million photos of every single object in sight.
We all had a clear view of Keiko as she explained exactly how much rice we would need to fill our sushi rolls.
It was all a lot harder than she had made it out to be!
But we all got their in the end and we settled down with our homemade sushi and a delicious bowl of pork miso soup which was a warming miso based broth with pork, ginger, spring onions and vegetables.
While we tucked in, Keiko got cracking on the pork gyozas, grilled dumplings filled with pork and cabbage.
Once cooked, she brought them out to us and there were plenty to go around!
Keiko presented us with Nigori sake which came from Tsukino-Katsura, the oldest brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto and is exclusively served here in the UK.
It tasted like an incredibly strong champagne and I was glad that we only had a small glass of it as I might not have made it home.
Apparently by this point, we were only halfway through our meal and after a change of scenery which involved moving to one of the restaurant tables, Keiko and her staff began bringing out more and more food.
I’m not usually a big fan of tofu but this katsu tofu was fantastic and I wish I’d found out what the dressing was!
The next course was a mixture of salmon teriyaki, pork teriyaki and Yuzu Kosho chicken which was a gorgeous crispy pan-fried chicken seasoned with Japanese Citrus (Yuzu) sauce. The salmon teriyaki was insanely good and I could have eaten at least 10 times more of it!
To finish, we were treated to hot pastry filled with Azuki beans and vanilla ice cream which was a great end to the evening! After saying goodbye to everyone, we all headed our separate ways with our doggy bags filled with leftovers and very happy tummies.