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Kuriya Keiko Sushi Making

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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!

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The lovely Keiko came out to tell us a little bit about the restaurant and what to expect throughout the evening.

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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.

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We all had a clear view of Keiko as she explained exactly how much rice we would need to fill our sushi rolls.

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It was all a lot harder than she had made it out to be!

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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.

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While we tucked in, Keiko got cracking on the pork gyozas, grilled dumplings filled with pork and cabbage.

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Once cooked, she brought them out to us and there were plenty to go around!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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