Lip-smacking food at Shackfuyu, Soho
Shackfuyu. The name itself sounds exotic, dangerous. But the only real threat you’ll be facing after dining here is to crave your next encounter with that lip-smacking Japanese-fusion food very, very badly.
And how well they set their trap: no reservation, affordable prices, dishes big enough to share and subdued lighting for a private and comfortable setting in which to down cocktails called “Ringo Starr” (Gin, Sake, Apple Juice).
This is not a place where you will be rushed to free your table and in fact, it is deceptively big. They have large red leather circle booths to accommodate groups of friends, which will come in pretty handy because I guarantee you will want to try everything on that menu. The flavours! That meat! The delicate cloud of matcha ice cream, landing light and wonderfully refreshing on your tongue. This is hands down my favourite place to eat in London at the moment and I can’t shut up about it. Go! I’m sure you will love it too. My favourites are:
Smoked Eel Tostada, Pickled Daikon
Prawn Toast masquerading as Okonomiyaki
Aubergine, Miso , Bubu Arare
Beef Picanha, Kimchee Tare Butter
Fried Potatoes in Japanese Curry Sauce
Kinako French Toast with Matcha Ice Cream
Tell me – Do you like fusion food? Where is your favourite place to eat at moment? Have you ever tasted Matcha ice cream? It’s pretty much Heaven on a plate, if you ask me.
Shackfuyu | @shackfuyu
Open Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm
and on Saturday and Sunday, lunchtime to evening
14a Old Compton Street London, W1D 4TJ
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