Although I enjoy studying medicine, it can sometimes be super consuming. At times I feel like I’m in a bubble where all I do is study, talk and breathe medicine. This summer I wanted a breather and I decided to go on a photowalk in Notting Hill to get a change of scenery! I was excited to meet new people who were doing totally different things to me and I was fortunate enough to become friends with a great bunch of people who happen to love food just as much as I do! We’ve been out on quite a few outings since we met and today I’m going to tell you all about our most recent food adventure!
We visited a new Japanese restaurant in the heart of Chinatown… it’s called Mitsuryu and it’s fully halal!
Mitsuryu is a teishoku style restaurant with a cool traditional seating area!
Teishoku can be directly translated as “meal set” and it refers to the combination of a main dish served with white rice, miso soup and a side.
It works as follows:
Step 1 – Pick a main dish.
Step 2 – Pick a side dish (premium sides can be ordered with an additional price of £1/£2)
Step 3 – Your teishoku meal is ready! And it includes rice and miso soup!
WHAT WE ORDERED:
BEEF KUWAYAKI (£15.90) WITH JAPANESE OMELETTE (FREE)
A plate of pan fried beef steak arrived to the table. It was delicious and flavoursome, but I felt that the steak itself was a little on the dry side. It came in a pool of balsamic soy sauce which made up for it and it also gave the dish a slight sweetness which was yummy!
We ordered it with a traditional Japanese omelette! We were really intrigued to taste it as none of us had tried it before. It was super fluffy and it was made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg that had been slightly sweetened. It reminded me of egg pudding and I loved it!
SALMON LOVER SUSHI AND SASHIMI SET (£15.90) WITH BEEF TATAKI (+£2)
We ordered a salmon sushi set which included salmon nigiri, salmon sashimi and salmon avocado rolls. The sushi was fresh and delicious!
I was more excited about the side dish we ordered… beef tataki! I’ve actually never had beef tataki before so I was really looking forward to it! The meat is marinated, lightly seared and thinly sliced (similar to sashimi). It comes with a garlic soy dressing.
I thought the beef was delicious! It was tender and packed with flavour and I loved the addition of crispy onions on top. It was one of the highlights of the meal and I’d definitely recommend it.
CHICKEN KATSU CURRY (£10.90) WITH EDAMAME (FREE)
Our waiter said that Mitsuryu’s chicken katsu curry is the best he’s had so we had high expectations!
Fortunately, it did not disappoint! The chicken was beautifully deep fried making it crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. The curry itself was rich, creamy and really heartwarming! It’s the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold winter day!
Overall we paid just over £16 per person. I thought the food at Mitsuryu was delicious and of great quality! I enjoyed experiencing teishoku style eating and loved that we could sit in a traditional Japanese seating area. They have a large menu so I would definitely return to try other items!