I came here for one thing and one thing only – the Sushi Love Boat. Only a combination of boredom and sheer greed could explain my willingness to fork out good money for this. Priced at £68 instead of £50 as stated on their website, you certainly do not get what you pay for. My three companions still managed to polish off a main dish each immediately after we demolished this platter (in about 30 minutes, by the way).
Arriving at 12:30pm on a Saturday, a fairly long queue greeted us at Kanada-Ya, despite being directly opposite Japanese ramen chain Ippudo. Undeterred by the snow, cold and rain, we persevered, and it paid off.
We decided to order the Tonkotsu X (£10.50), as it was unique to London. It consists of pork and chicken broth, wood ear fungus, pork belly chashu, seaweed and spring onion. Their ingredients are flown from Japan, and the skill and care taken in preparing them is evident. (more…)