This is a spot I’ve walked previous many occasions however solely just lately “popped in” so to talk and was very pleasantly stunned. Billed as Japanese- Korean Asian fusion it’s all that – with a mixture of dishes from each cuisines and at distinctive costs in addition. It has an in depth menu – with 50 odd dishes on supply – and has the added benefit of being licenced – though you’ll be able to BYO your personal wine.
The entrees vary over a choice of tempura dishes, Korean pancakes, rice rolls – Californian, salmon, tuna and much more beside – the Korean half provides up bulgogi, bibimbap, hotpot and others – whereas the Japanese choice consists of teriyaki, sashimi – after which we get to noodle and rice based mostly dishes.
Ordering and cost is completed on the counter – and the dishes come out fairly quickly after that.
A forged iron bowl of a number of the best salmon teriyaki I’ve had kicked issues off – the fish was flakingly tender, the shining glaze of the marinade filled with complementing flavours – soy, sugar, ginger – leading to an impressive, and amazingly cheap, dish. Cooked alongside the salmon earthy, juicy mushrooms. Splendid.
Another dish served on a scorching hotplate subsequent – tender, al dente squid rings cooked with zesty chilli, and sprinkled with nutty, snappy sesame seeds – once more nicely finished and nice worth.
Tempura seafood – a mixture of juicy fish, squid rings, prawns, crumbed and deep fried – retaining crisp crunch – with a creamy mayo to dip.
And final, under no circumstances least, a crisp and glowing browned fluffy kimchi pancake.
Each dish was properly turned out, appeared good on the plate, and was filled with flavour and texture – and did I point out the worth?
With our meals we loved a rosé from their small record – from France, Reserve de Fabregues, a mix of Grenache and Shiraz – strawberry aromas, crisp dry palate nicely suited to spicy meals.
Poppo is considerably unprepossessing to take a look at, however as soon as you agree right down to get into the meals you may be amazed, I feel, on the high quality and worth. A particular place to return to often.