Vegetarian Delights -Sushi & Hot Dishes
We kicked off our last vegetarian blog as you would any meal, with our starter/light bites. We covered a wide range of delicious vegetarian dishes including edamame, gyoza and our Agedashi tofu! In this week’s blog, we will be following it up with our vegetarian sushi (yes, you can have vegetarian sushi) and fabulous hot dishes.
When many people think of sushi, their minds will immediately spring to raw fish…now, this is not necessarily the case. Sushi actually described the special rice mixture that is combined with the other ingredients, which can be anything from the most commonly thought of raw fish to all different kinds of vegetable and sometimes even fruit! Therefore, being veggie, or even vegan by no means rules out our delicious sushi.
At Yuhoki we have a selection of veggie nigiri toppings, including asparagus and avocado, but we thought we’d introduce you to our two favourites:
Tamago Nigiri: Is egg served as a strip of omelette seasoned with (veggie) dashi and soy sauce which is then fastened to the rice with a nori strip. It has a subtle, sweet flavour, and it perfect and the end of a meal.
Tofu Nigiri: Of course, perfect for any tofu lovers, Tofu nigiri is mild and creamy with a crispy outer shell. The texture is fantastic, and they are great enjoyed as part of a veggie sushi set.
Vegetarian Fotomaki Roll
Our special vegetarian roll is the perfect combination of soft sticky rice, crisp salad, creamy avocado and delicious tofu all wrapped up in savoury nori. It is by far the star of our vegetarian sushi set and leaves vegetarians and meat lovers alike happy and satisfied.
As a vegetarian cannot live on sushi and starters alone (although we’re not sure we’d mind!) at Yuhoki we have a selection of hot dishes perfect for lunch or dinner.
A very popular vegetarian dinner here at Yuhoki is Tofu Steak Curry and Rice, a Japanese comfort food that combines a luxuriously creamy, thick curry sauce with rice. Milder than the well-known Indian curries, Japanese curry has a unique sweet and savoury taste that is very popular. The crispy tofu on top of a sumptuous curry sauce mixed with onions, potatoes and carrot, creates a hearty, satisfying meal. This dish is also included on our special lunch menu, the generous portion and low price make it a perfect midday treat.
Another perfect vegetarian lunch choice is our Teriyaki Tofu Bento Box. Your main meal is packed with care and attention alongside a salad, gyoza, rice and miso soup making a Yuhoki bento box a perfect lunchtime choice if you're around Canary Wharf! Yuhoki’s Teriyaki Tofu Bento is cooked in a sensational sticky soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sake glaze that gives the tofu that signature teriyaki shine and lustre. Definitely one to try this lunchtime!
We have loved taking you on a journey through our vegetarian delights and hope that you are inspired to come and visit us in Canary Wharf and taste lots of new and exciting dishes! (and if this gloomy weather has you shut away inside never fear pop over to our online menu and grab yourself a takeaway!)