Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Toriciya revisited

It has been over a year since I last reviewed Toriciya, and I thought I would see if anything has changed. And whilst the specials menu is always changing, the standard of the food is, luckily, still the same.

The pickled wasabi leaves have made its way onto the regular menu. The seafood is as fresh and delicious as ever. The skewers of crispy chicken skin are a must and for all those on a liberal diet, the specials of sticky roasted pork belly with all its glorious fat should not be missed.

The Brussels sprouts were a bit confusing, on the one hand the flavours were nice with the curry salt, but on the other, it was quite a heavy dish. The grilled eggplant was also good but quite bland unless dipped in the soy sauce.

It is always interesting to dine out with people that you don't usually eat with, as they choose items that you normally wouldn't. Udon, to me, is such a standard, uninteresting dish. But at Toriciya, the clean flavours from the bonito flakes in the dashi and the handmade noodles that have soaked up the flavours of the broth while still maintaining their chewy bite, is done especially well.

With an ever rotating menu, there is always something new to try, and as you can always trust the standard at Toriciya, whatever you try, you know you will be in for a treat.

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