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Yo! Sushi Leamington Spa

Sushi is a favourite of the Gourmands, even Baby Gourmand likes to get in on the action so when we were invited to try some of the new Tokyo menu items we jumped at the chance (literally).  To be perfectly honest you don’t have to love raw fish to enjoy Yo! Sushi which may surprise some people, there is so much more on offer and hopefully this post will make fish-o-phobes realise that there’s more to Yo! Sushi than sushi.

Yo Sushi Leamington Spa

The Leamington Spa branch is situated in Regents Court which is the perfect place to grab lunch or dinner and is one of my favourite places to eat as there is so much on offer.  The Leamington branch of Yo! Sushi isn’t huge so booking is probably a good idea if you have plans to visit.

Yo Sushi, Tokyo menu

The Hoisin duck rolls (£4.45) are filled to brim with duck and cucumber with a delicious spring onion, hoisin and orange sauce for dipping it’s new to the menu and both of my children would love these. (117 calories)

I must admit that I love some of the names on the new menu like the fish no chip roll (£4.45) which is basically Japanese seabass tempura, onion, cucumber and wasabi sauce filled rice, this was a particular favourite of mine because it’s incredibly simple but so tasty. (139 calories)

kimchi ika

Now the first two dishes were good but it wasn’t until I tasted the Kimchi Ika (£4.00) that the new menu really stood out for me.  I’ve tried to make Kimchi at home as it’s basically the same process as making sauerkraut but my version is pretty rubbish compared to this.  (71 calories)

Some of our other favourites included the Potato Salad (£2.00) which may seem like a bit of an odd dish but it does really need to be tasted to be appreciated (210 calories), the Dynamite Rolls (£4.00)  which are super hot but super delicious (168 calories), the Teriyaki salmon (£4.45 which is simple, sweet and tasty (222 calories) and the Chicken Chahan (£4.00) which is an incredibly tasty fried rice (411 calories)

The new menu is a great accompaniment to the range of dishes already produced by Yo! Sushi, the flavours are fresh and flavourful and there is something for everyone whether you’re a sushi lover or not.

Have you tried any of the new dishes yet? Which ones appeal to you?

YO! Sushi

When it comes to fast food, YO! Sushi is probably Mini Gourmand’s favourite.

Blue Monday’s are my favourite time to visit as a selection of dishes are discounted to £2.40 per plate.

I don’t really have too much to say about YO! Sushi, the food is standard and quite expensive for what you get.

Having said that, I do love the hairy prawns and squid!

Here is a selection of the food that Mini Gourmand and I consumed during our last visit.

Spicy Chicken ISO. Crispy chicken, katsu sauce and shichimi powder (Japanese chilli). (£3.00)

Duck Gyoza & Moromi Miso. Duck dumplings with moromi miso sauce.  (£4.00)

 Spicy Pepper Squid. Hot coils of spicy pepper squid topped with red chilli. (£3.50)

Hairy Prawns. Prawns wrapped in kadaifi pastry with wasabi mayonnaise. (£4.00)

Spicy Chicken. Spicy chicken salad with ginger and garlic  (£3.50)

Crispy Duck Futomaki.  Shredded duck, sliced cucumber and spring onion with moromi miso sauce (£4.00)

Mini Gourmand enjoying the fresh fruit which contains Strawberries, Grapes, Pineapple and Melon (£3.00)

Snacking on Sushi

Taiko Foods is a leading sushi manufacturer in the UK. The company was started in July 1997 to meet the growing demand for Far Eastern Cuisine in London.

To stay authentic as possible, much of the Sushi is hand made.

Their main customers include Waitrose and Pret A Manger.

To eat Sushi correctly, one must dip only the fish into the soy sauce and then eat each piece as one. It is not recommended to dip the rice into the soy sauce, as the rice has already been flavoured and it is important to enjoy the rice taste as well as the taste of the fish. With Maki or roll pieces, the pieces can be dipped into soy sauce however the person wishes. Between pieces of Sushi, one should eat a small piece of pickled ginger to the palate.

I purchased the Taiko Irodori Sushi box which came supplied with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi and a very salty Soy Sauce.

Salmon & Cucumber Chumaki

Veg Roll, tasty but couldn’t identify any of the individual flavours.

Salmon, Red Pepper & Rocket Chumaki – Sesame seeds were very overpowering, tasted like they had been toasted for a little too long.

California Roll – Again the sesame seeds spoilt this for me

As a snack this pack was enjoyable but I have tasted better pre packed sushi, I think the sesame seeds really put me off as they left a burnt taste in the mouth.