Sushi And Sake At Feng Sushi & Katsu Fish Curry Recipe

Feng Sushi sushi

A 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.

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 sushi

table at feng sushi

And 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!


sake at feng sushi

saki 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


Chilli Edamame

soy sauce

Soy Sauce

feng 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


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

vegetable and salmon spring rolls

Salmon spring rolls


Salmon sashimi



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




Nigiri selection


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

dessert bento box


Japanese desserts

Green tea cheesecake

Japanese green tea cheesecake

Gorgeous green tea

green tea


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.

Katsu Fish Curry


sea bass katsu curry


(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)


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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