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The Best Sushi in London

Date: 07.02.24

The Best Sushi in London

Are you on the quest for the best sushi in London? Look no further, as Flesh & Buns has you covered. Delve into the roots of sushi, what makes it extraordinary, and the diverse range of sushi we have available.

What is sushi?

Surprisingly, sushi did not originate from Japan, but it is a Japanese dish that has become popular worldwide, including in the UK. Its origins are from China, and the idea of wrapped fish was introduced in Japan around the 8th century. Other than its roots, Japan is considered the Sushi capital.

The Japanese believe that you don’t just eat with your mouth, but also with your eyes and that applies first and foremost to sushi. Just take a look at the Flesh & Buns sushi and it becomes evident that it’s a work of art. Not only is sushi beautiful but it has lots of health benefits too: sushi is swimming in omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats, and it is high in protein. Nori, the seaweed which is found in various traditional sushi, is rich in vitamins A, B-6 and C.

What makes good sushi?

Good sushi is an artful symphony of flavours, textures and meticulous craftsmanship. At its core, the rice forms the foundation, demanding the perfect balance of stickiness, moisture and a subtle hint of vinegar. The fish, whether raw or cooked, should be impeccably fresh, a testament to the restaurant’s and chef’s commitment to quality.

The nori must contribute a delicate crunch, while fillings like avocado, cucumber or tempura add layers of texture and flavour. The skill lies in the precise assembly, creating visually stunning rolls that are as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the taste.

Equally crucial is the accompanying sauce, whether it’s the umami-rich soy sauce, zesty wasabi or the chef’s signature concoctions. A skilled sushi chef understands each of these components, ensuring that each bite is a harmonious blend of savoury, sweet and sometimes spicy notes.

What are the different types of sushi?

Sushi is a diverse culinary art form with various types that cater to different tastes and preferences. Here are some of the most popular types of sushi:

  1. Nigiri Sushi: This classic sushi consists of a small hand-pressed mound of vinegared rice, typically topped with a thin slice of fresh fish, seafood or occasionally a vegetable. A small dab of wasabi is often placed between the rice and the topping.
  2. Sashimi: While not technically sushi (as it doesn’t include rice), sashimi is a Japanese delicacy featuring thinly sliced raw fish or seafood. It is often served with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.
  3. Maki Sushi: These are rolled sushi, with rice and ingredients wrapped in seaweed (nori) and sliced into bite-sized pieces. Maki can be made with rice on the outside and seaweed inside around the filling, or with the rice and filling wrapped in seaweed.
  4. Temaki: Also known as hand rolls, these are cone-shaped sushi with rice, fish and vegetables wrapped in seaweed. They are meant to be eaten with your hands.
  5. Inari Sushi: Simple yet delicious, Inari sushi consists of a small pouch of seasoned rice wrapped in a sweet tofu skin. It is often served as bite-sized parcels.

Sushi at Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns offers a diverse array of sushi, featuring both Maki and Sashimi including:

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • Yellowtail Sashimi
  • California Roll Maki – crab meat, cucumber, avocado, cucumber and yuzu mayo.
  • Spicy Tuna Maki – rocoto chilli, daikon pickle and chives.
  • Prawn Tempura Maki – cucumber, daikon pickle and yuzu amarillo chilli mayo.
  • Salmon & Avocado Maki – asparagus, daikon cress and yuzu mayo.

If you either can’t eat fish or want to try something different, we also offer a vegetarian sushi option with no fish! Our Avocado Miso Maki is also made with asparagus, carrot pickle and barley miso.

So if you are after a sushi feast, you can’t go wrong with our selection. Book your table now online, or you can also email us at hello@fleshandbuns.com, and get ready for a perfect sushi experience.

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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is our second site of hedonism. Nestled in the Copyright Development at the top of Berners St. This feasting lair offers secrecy at our private bar and a whole host of bountiful modern Japanese food to gorge on in the restaurant. At our heart we’re Izakaya but in our soul we’re willing to push the boundaries and indulge our senses and set our mouths on fire.

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