Feng Sushi sushiA couple of weekends ago I attended the incredible Britmums Live, the biggest parenting conference in the UK. You can read about the conference in full here, but needless to say, it was a stimulating, inspiring weekend full of fun, debate, laughter and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones too!

I was honoured to also speak about my blogging career at the event and was overwhelmed with the love during the event so thank you!

After such a whirlwind of a conference, Peter, my husband (who was in the Big Smoke with work) and I, decided to extend our trip and have a ‘day date’ on the Sunday where we could enjoy each others company, just the two, and indulge in some incredible food and drink of course and Feng Sushi was the answer to our culinary dreams.

sushi and sashimi from Feng Sushi, London

Mixed Selection – Salmon, tuna, mackerel with ikura

Feng Sushi is a fabulous group of sushi restaurants which serves up refined, deliciously fresh sushi and Japanese fare, and is perfect for new vegans like myself too.

If you haven’t sampled it yet, then put this straight to the top of your ‘dining out wish list’. It was always a favourite of mine as a filmmaker working in London and it’s a joy to feature Feng Sushi again here after they shared a recipe for Brown Rice Spicy Tuna Maki on this blog last year.

There are 9 sites across London, in contemporary minimalist decor that makes you instantly relaxed and saki-ready!

We were kindly invited to their Southbank restaurant and my talented husband Peter brought along his camera!

Feng Sushi South Bank

inside feng sushi

dining in feng sushitable at feng sushiAnd what’s more, they also deliver so you can enjoy super fresh, tasty sushi in the comfort of your own home. We even got what we couldn’t eat for the ride!

take away

Please come to Leeds soon Feng Sushi!

I was on a vegan detox when we reviewed the restaurant and whilst I’ve never felt better as a result, I have to admit I was feeling a bit nervous about eating out as my fellow vegan friends had advised me that restaurants can be pretty hit and miss when it comes to serving vegan options.

However, when it came to Feng Sushi I had nothing to worry about.

There were plenty of vegan options, and having tried both the vegan and non-vegan dishes, Peter assured me that they tasted just as good as the rest of the menu!

Still exhausted from Britmums Live, we were treated to an incredible 7 course meal with each course paired with a different sake. Let’s just say it was a pretty boozy afternoon.

I’ve tried sake before but that was years ago at the Cannes Film Festival and I couldn’t really remember too much about how it tasted!

It was a real education trying each sake, from warm sake to champagne style- which accompanied each course.

Just look at that view 😉

Japanese drinks cabinet

Like traditional wine, there are so many varieties of sake (including gold leaf below) and it’s the only drink that won’t give you a hangover. Genius.

It can be sweet, dry, full bodied, light and Daniel, our brilliantly charismatic sommelier, guided us through each blend in such a knowledgeable and entertaining way, it really made our lunch more fun than we could have imagined!

Cheers!

sake at feng sushisaki and sushi pairing

Forget champagne baby! Raise a toast with a glass of Sake!

glass of sake

We started the meal off with some edamame peas, a super healthy and tantalisingly tasty way to kick off the meal!

edaname peas

Chilli and Salty Edamame

edamame

Chilli Edamame

soy sauce

Soy Sauce

feng sushi

sushi

aubergine with ginger miso

Miso Dengaku – Aubergine with ginger miso dressing

Sea Bass Carpaccio with Seaweed Salad Feng Sushi

Feng Selection – salmon and tuna nigiri, salmon and tuna sashimi, Nippon mock duck pancakes

sushi

Feng Selection – salmon and tuna nigiri, salmon and tuna sashimi, Nippon mock duck pancakes

vegetable and salmon spring rolls

Salmon spring rolls

sashimi

Salmon sashimi

sashimi

sake

How incredible do all these dishes look! A truly decadent feast for two!

sushi

sushi

sushi

Nigiri selection

sashimiThe dessert bento box was just a heavenly box of chocolate and fruit based desserts. Wow.

dessert bento box

desserts

Japanese desserts

Green tea cheesecake

Japanese green tea cheesecake

Gorgeous green tea

green tea

coffee

Enjoyed with warm sake and then green tea for me, and fresh coffee for Peter!

warm sake

teaAnd if you don’t live in London, fear not!

As the guys at Feng Sushi have kindly shared the recipe for their delicious katsu curry with sea bass below.

sea bass katsu curry

Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

Allergens: katsu (peanuts, gluten and soy), panko (gluten), egg (egg), white fish (fish)

For the katsu curry sauce:

  • 1 large Spanish onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ block curry powder

For the breaded katsu curry:

  • 4 sea bass fillets
  • ½ butternut squash
  • 2 eggs
  • Wheat flour
  • 1 pack panko bread crump
  • 2 liter Vegetable oil for frying
  • Serve with steamed rice (brown or white)

Method:

First make the katsu curry sauce. Cut onions in half and cut them into slices lengthwise. Scrub carrots and cut into ½ centimeter thickness on the diagonal. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan, add onion, carrot, curry powder, leave to gently fry on low heat for 10 minutes whilst preparing vegetable and fish.

Cut butternut squash in half on the length and spoon out seeds from bottom part. Cut each piece into ½ centimeter slices. De scale sea bass in the sink and rinse with water and dap dry with kitchen towel

Check onions and onions, when soft and golden add katsu block and ½ liter water. Leave to simmer under lid for 20 minutes occasionally stirring mixture and adding a bit more water if too thick

Fillet sea bass fillet and double check all scales has been removed from skin. Skin fillet, cut skin in halves and keep on the side. Cut each sea bass fillet in 3 pieces on the diagonal. To panko set up 3 shallow bowls of whisked egg, flour and panko. Start with butternut squash resting each piece on a tray and follow with sea bass.

Heat the oil to 180 degrees and fry 3 pieces at the time until golden. Dust skin in flour and fry until crisp. Portion rice into a bowl, add katsu curry sauce and top with panko crusted fish and vegetables on top.

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81 Responses

  1. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    I have never tried sushi and would love to … but know if I do I want really good quality rather than something second rate from a supermarket.
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    • honestmum

      You must try Feng Sushi, you would love it!
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  2. Fionnuala

    Seven courses! Fantastic, what a treat. Stunning photos, as ever.
    #TastyTuesdays
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  3. Stacey Guilliatt

    Oh goodness all of these dishes look absolutely amazing, my mouth is watering! Delicious! x
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  4. leandra

    Such beautiful presentation and decor! I love veggie sushi as I don’t eat fish and I’m always so impressed with how wonderful it looks.

    Thanks for hosting #tastytuesdays
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  5. Sarah

    The food does look amazing – am off to examine the contents of my fridge again, perhaps the sushi is hiding behind the frubes and cheese strings (redface)

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  6. Eileen Teo

    Wow! I love sushi! Lucky you! So amazing experience.
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  7. Life Loving

    This sushi looks delicious. We have such poor availability of sushi around where I live it’s such a shame. It’s such a good choice. Your recipe looks great too.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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  8. Jen

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve put my first link up to Tasty Tuesdays. Love your blog.. especially the food posts since the food photos are so gorgeous.
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  9. Fops Lewis

    There isn’t one in Cardiff every single bit of food looks yum and I’m definitely going to find one when I visit London. I’m salivating as I write!
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  10. Elizabeth @ Rosalilium

    That looks like the perfect place for a date day. The sushi looks amazing. I’ll add it to my London wishlist.
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  11. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    Your husband’s photo are amazing, I want all of that delicious looking food and drink NOW! Linking up for the first time in aaaaages with a local Niçois recipe (but annoyingly Commentluv is not pulling my feed).

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  12. Marta @petiteraisin.ca

    Ahh I’m salivating. I love sushi, but being pregnant has it’s limitations to which pieces I can eat. I know they say if it’s reputable it’s okay…but I’m a bit weary! Lucky for me I can still enjoy some of the regulars like Gomae and edamame or anything cooked 🙂

    Welcome back from your travels!

    .:Marta:.
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    • honestmum

      There is so much on the menu from veggie sushi to cooked dishes, it’s amazing, thanks for your lovely comment, lovely to be back, I missed you guys 🙂

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  13. Louise Fairweather

    I’m not keen on fish at the best of times, let alone raw fish. That said it looks delicious!
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  14. Jenny | Jenny on a Plate

    That looks stunning – healthy, delicious, colourful, what more could you want? Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 xx
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  15. Rebecca U

    Wow, wow, wow! This looks SO delicious – such beautiful colours too! Thanks for hosting x
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  16. Kate

    I love the photos you have taken of your visit to Feng sushi, the dishes look so delicious. I will definitely try your Katsu curry recipe, many of the recipes I have found online are very complicated and long winded but yours looks very simple. Yum!
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  17. Notmyyearoff

    I’m not quite sure how much of that I can eat while pregnant but wow it does look so nice. And the katsu seabass recipe is definitely one I want to try!

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    • honestmum

      Tonnes on the menu for pregnant ladies darling, lots of veggie based sushi and of course the katsu, we love it at Feng Sushi x

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  18. Helen

    I’ve always wanted to try katsu curry, though it would have to be without the fish as I’m a vegetarian. Beautiful photography too 🙂

    Helen x

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    • honestmum

      It works so well with vegetables too, I had the veggie option there with butternut squash. Husband takes wonderful pictures x

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  19. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Oh my goodness! What an incredible treat! I love the look of the food and what a wonderful thing to do with hubby after Britmums!!!
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  20. Sarah James

    Stunning photography Vicki. The food looks so fresh & delicious, would love to take a visit.
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  21. Carly aka mummy

    I love sushi, mostly because of how salty it tastes mmm. But it also looks so pretty on the plate. Love your pictures.
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  22. mummy tries

    Stunning post hon, I love Feng Sushi and am literally salivating here xxx
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  23. Lucy Bishop

    Oooh I’ve never had the opportunity to try Sushi – but it looks amazing. And oh my, your food photography is just awesome! 🙂 I’ve linked up with my Kleftiko recipe – don’t show your dad, it’s not exactly “traditional” 😉 xxx
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  24. Zena's Suitcase

    Wow, the food looks amazing. The photo’s are stunning as always and it’s lovely you got some alone time with your hubby too x
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  25. Lisa Savage

    I absolutely love Sushi, but don’t get to eat it often enough out here in the wilds of the Surrey Hampshire border 😉 Its not like we’re exactly rural, but Sushi has rather forsaken us! But now I can make my own. Thank you for a great recipe and hosting a great link up #TastyTuesday
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    • honestmum

      Yay so pleased you like the recipe and the maki rolls I’ve linked to, too are really easy and delicious to recreate at home x

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  26. Mel @mydaysni

    Personally, I don’t like sushi,but some of the vegetables and sauces looked amazing. Actually, it all looked amazing! If it tasted half as good as it looked, I’m sure it was divine!
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  27. Ebabee

    ALL the food looks divine and the photos as incredible as ever. I love a bit of sushi, anytime anywhere and I love those edamame beans too. I have FINALLY got back in the kitchen so I did a recipe post which I’ve shared here. Thanks as always for hosting lovely xx
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    • honestmum

      Yay so excited to have you join again, bet the house is looking awesome and let’s do sushi together when I’m next in London xx

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  28. Joy

    This looks divine!! You had my mouth watering. I have only just tried Sushi recently and now I love them. FengSushi is now on my radar thanks
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  29. Jenny

    I think I truly just drooled all over this post over and over again. I love sushi and this all sounds amazing. Sake is just the best and I had a bubbly one recently at a taste testing and it was way better than champagne. No hangover oh that’s just brilliant. thanks for hosting hun. Hope to have more recipes flooding in soon now that we are settled in the states.

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    • honestmum

      Thanks lovely, ooh would love to have you join up more recipes from your holiday. Sake is just delicious isn’t it, we’re going to have to get some bubbly version stocked up here!

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  30. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Thanks for hosting, good to have you back, glad that you had a great week, I love your food posts, everything looks so good!
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  31. Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

    Wow! It sounds like you really had an amazing time, Vicki. The place, the view and the food look really awesome. Thanks for another great party. Have a fab week. 🙂 xx
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