See Sushi, Paddington

All too often the Japanese food experience for a busy London worker bee is grabbing a plastic-encased, fridge-cold platter from a high street chain to be consumed al desko.

So it’s a real treat to take time to savour properly made sushi over a whole evening. I was invited along to a bloggers’ evening at See Sushi to do just that.

(Disclosure:  the poorly lit, badly focused pictures are taken by my smartphone. The good ones are nicked from Leyla Kazim aka The Cutlery Chronicles):

We started with salmon and tuna tataki…

tataki

Followed by red dragon sushi…

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Spider sushi with soft-shell crab…

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Ebi deluxe – prawns in light and crisp pastry

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Agedashi tofu with aubergine and a radish toadstool

tofu

The star of the show: Black miso cod! I need this back in my life, soon. Beautifully cooked, juicy, meaty and tender.

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There is always room for dessert, especially when it arrives on a wooden galleon! Selection of beautifully carved fruits and chewy, gooey mochi balls filled with ice cream…

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The drinks list boasts an impressive range of spirits. Sake, obviously, but also Shiu Jing Fang Baijiu, a traditional white spirit popular in China for strengthening familial and business bonds, plus Koshu wine which is perfect with sushi.

The “Japanese fusion” menu also includes pan-Asian items such as satays, laksa and pad thai.

Next time I am in the area with a hankering for decent sushi, See Sushi is where I will go. That black miso cod is calling…

Full menu details and prices are available at www.seesushi.com

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