Another trendy establishment that’s opened up in Shoreditch, Yuu Kitchen serves up tapas-style dishes from South-East Asia and the Pacific Rim. Trying our luck, we rocked up without a reservation which turned out well when the friendly waiter shifted some bookings around to cater for our group of 5 – kudos to you mister!
Cocktails are nice, albeit on the strong side (I had the feng shui £8.00) so this saw me through the entire meal as I sipped it very slowly. We ordered a range of dishes from the menu starting with the edamame (£3.50), pork chicharron (£3.70) and taro and lotus root chips (£4.00).
Portions are small but great for sharing and the beauty of it is you get to taste a variety of dishes. Next up were both types of the chicken wings (£6.50 each).
Following was the poke (£8.00) and crispy rice and salmon (£7.00).
Then came the baby back ribs (£7.50), salt and pepper calamari (£8.00) and bbq’d octopus (£8.50).
The bao buns were the only items we didn’t share, not just because of the size but the taste alone meant given the choice, you wouldn’t want to share anyway. The buns were only big enough for one portion and were light, fluffy and the filling – full of intense flavour.
A great place to try, especially if you’re in a group and want something different to your standard Asian cuisine. Recommended dishes are the octopus, chicken wings, ribs and the soft shell crab bao buns.