Do you have a “go-to” place for particular foods? A place that first pops up in your mind whenever you crave let’s say… “Japanese” for example? A place where the food, vibe, service and everything just equals a great time :) Well, that place is Koko, for me!
I have so many favourite Japanese restaurants and some I’ve talked about here on this blog, but the one which has been consistent and always has me coming back (I think I’ve been at least a handful of times!) is Koko. I’d say it’s stuck between homey restaurant to contemporary restaurant/bar. The menu changes every season and they also have teppanyaki.
I’ve taken lots of photos from this place because the food is so photogenic and delicious! The photos are from my digital camera and iPhone. Some of the dishes are no longer available because they were from the previous season’s menu – but I couldn’t resist :p Enjoy!
Soba noodles & duck with ?peanut sauce – we ordered this all the time until it was no longer on the menu
A really fun dish! You mix the egg into the tuna tartar and then wrap it up in the nori seaweed with cucumber.
Deep fried crab & fish mousse covered in puff rice- my boyfriend loved this dish he ate my portion ^^;;
A take on the classic miso soup with a dash of fancy lobster :p
Salmon skin salad with mustard dressing
Sushi and Sashimi
Salmon skin roll- the skin is so crispy! Yum!
Koko’s volcano roll, unfortunately no longer on the menu. But it was so damn good!
This has taken the spot of the volcano roll now and it’s sooo good (probably better!). Hokkaido scallop with salad in spicy mayo. The spicy mayo is so good, you don’t need soy sauce!
Soba noodles with tempura
Grilled salmon with mash potato crust
Lobster and a ?miso sauce, unfortunately no longer on the menu
Can’t remember whether this was a main or entrée because no longer on the menu. It’s fried puffer fish! Yes that deadly fish that chefs need to be trained in to prepare. Quite a dry fish– needs lots of sauce!
The Teppanyaki menu slightly differs to the A la carte menu. My first experience of Teppanyaki was at Koko, at the time there weren’t any tables available for the a la carte menu however it was a fun experience! You don’t have to book large numbers to have teppanyaki here- it can just be one of you! The chef is lovely and chatty and he doesn’t throw stuff at you (which I always feared, haha!)
Tempura fried ice-cream – I think I prefer the Chinese restaurant version
I’m not a fan of Asian desserts (except for deep-fried ice-cream) therefore the dessert menu is my least favourite. However Koko does have very nice ice-cream if you’re not a Asian dessert lover like myself. The entrées and sushi/sashimi are prefect every time!
Aww man, I’m really hungry now ^^;;