I have loved oriental food for as long as I can remember, but I only had Japanese food for the first time last year in London at a sweet little vegan Japanese place called Itadaki Zen – which, by the way, you have to go to next time you’re in the big L. Anyway, you can imagine my joy when Hayato Japan Center contacted me to tell me that they had vegan options – aaaaand that they deliver! Wahhoooooo!
Last Sunday, Mike and I decided to partake in a bento box each to accompany our binge watching of Game of Thrones – no spoilers please, we’re only on season 4 (after a week, ha!). I’m totally addicted.
I went for the vegan bento box, which came in a little container, with a side of rice, the main vegetable dish and three small starters. It was absolutely delicious and just the right amount.
It was really reasonable priced too, in fact both our meals came to just over €20, including delivery. Oh yes, I ate my bento wearing this kimono I bought from Boohoo; I felt so chic and elegant… it’s a firm favourite item for summer lazing!
This leads me to recommended the Asian supermarket down near Sainte Catherine called Kam Yuen – it’s the best place to get ground turmeric, spices, dried beancurd and huge bags of rice and noodles. I’m currently loving the Japanese buckwheat noodles, because they’re cheap, filling and healthy too.
I really want to get more into Japanese food, so do let me know if you have any favourite vegan-friendly Japanese recipes or suggestions.
Oh yes, and where’s the best place to get vegan sushi from in Bruxelles?