Friday, 16 October 2015

Food | Wasabi Sushi & Bento


Hello Lovelies! As someone who studies Japanese, it will come as no surprise I love their food but I actually didn't use to. My first experience with Sushi, involved me faking that it was the best thing I'd ever eaten (because Japanese was my life and I was 12) when really I hated it. In fact I loathed it, but funnily enough after trying it two more times I fell in love. Life can be really strange like that sometimes, and now Japanese food is hands down my favourite. If you live in a big city like London, you'll have noticed the recent boom of Japanese food. Suddenly it is everywhere, with Wasabi, Itsu, Wagamama and Yo! Sushi popping up all over the place. I'm a fan of all four but recently I've been visiting Wasabi a lot, whether it's for a proper meal or just Onigiri as a snack. 


Wasabi is essentially a Japanese Fast Food place, with a range of hot meals, snacks and Sushi. One of the great things about Wasabi is the selection. You can even buy Sushi individually and create your own box, so you are really spoilt for choice. Wasabi also started doing Bubble Tea, but I'm not impressed by it at all as the Tapioca bubbles taste kind of cheap so I'd definitely recommend going to China Town or a Bubbleology store instead if you're a fan. Otherwise I've loved everything I've eaten there so far. 


On my last visit, I went for my favourite, the Chicken Katsu Curry Bento, which is a mix of Chicken Katsu (breaded chicken), Curry (a generic curry they have in Japan), rice and an edamame bean salad. This all comes to a reasonable price of just £5.45 which is great value. That said this is by no means as good as Wagamama's famous Chicken Katsu curry, but it's a cheaper quicker alternative that's almost just as yummy. The portion is also massive, so if you have a small stomach like me this will be more than enough to fill you up. 


For dessert, I got one of my favourite snacks, Mochi. At Wasabi they have three types, a pink one, a green one and a white one and I'm yet to work out the difference between them. Does anyone know? Mochi is one of those things that a lot of people are way too scared to try, and yes I know the picture above doesn't make it look exactly appetising. They are essentially glutinous rice cakes, often filled with Red Bean paste (a sweet bean paste) like the one above. They are super chewy, and this has actually killed people, yes really. According to my old Japanese teacher, they kill a few old people every year because they are so chewy - so be careful! Oh and by the way, the best Mochi I had recently was actually at Yo! Sushi, they have Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi and it's actually the best thing ever. Like seriously, SO YUMMY. So if you're a Mochi fan, GO GET THAT NOW! But I do like these ones from Wasabi because they are much bigger than most Mochi, so are perfect for an on-the-go treat and taste yummy too.

Thank you for reading lovelies! Have you ever been to Wasabi before? If not where's your favourite place to eat Japanese food?

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15 comments

  1. I have never been to this place before but omg the mocha looks incredible! xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. Yeah Mochi is so delicious and one of my all time favourite treats :)

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  2. I have just had their chicken teriyaky with rice and it was pretty amazing :) I love going there on Fridays to treat myself :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Ooh I've never tried that, but I have tried their Chicken Teriyaki Onigiri which is yummy! Haha me too, Friday is my wasabi treat day because there's one in King's Cross near my uni!

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  3. Japanese food is one of my favourite to eat and I used to eat at least once a week in Malaysia. It's a little harder here because the options are limited but I think I might nudge hubby to done out this weekend. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh I can imagine! London is one of those places where you really take the awesome selection of food on offer for granted but it really is amazing.

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  4. Wasabi is one of my favourite places to go to eat! Though I've never noticed they sell Mochi, I must get some next time I go!

    Rambling Makeup

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    1. Oh you haven't? You should definitely get some, so yummy!

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  5. Great review, I've never been to Wasabi but I eat at Yo! Sushi all the time. Japanese food is so good, I really love Miso soup and Mochi always makes for a nice alternative dessert. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. Yo! Sushi has great food too! I love miso soup, actually have it really regularly!

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  6. 'Faking that it was the best thing I'd ever eaten (because Japanese was my life and I was 12)' is amazing haha! Sums up my first experience with sushi perfectly too, I was desperate to like it! I've unbelievably never tried mochi, I'm going to get myself some ASAP! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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    1. Haha lol, I am glad that someone gets it! Ooh you definitely need to try it, so yummy! x

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  7. The white mochi is the only one of the three to contain gluten!

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