Yesterday we were out for dinner with Aneet and Louisa and fancied Soho, so we chose Yauatcha on Broadwick Street. Slipping through the blue glass facade we headed downstairs into the dining room, and sat on one-armed lounge chairs at a table surrounded by candle lined walls.

To begin we tried corn croquette – which had a lovely light bird nest like outer – and mushroom dim sum – deep green dumplings with a succulent filling – while the meat eaters amongst us enjoyed duck rolls and squid. Then to follow, Sue and me shared chilli peanut tofu pot – fiery and flavoursome with some unusual unseasoned tofu pieces – and crisp ginger mange tout and edamame, all served on a vegetable rice full of tiny cubes of squash. Aneet had fish in a tomato sauce and Louisa plumped for noodles which looked very good.

We finished up with more red wine and some desserts – I tried the cheesecake which was thick and full with a light vanilla froth and a beautiful slither of sorbet. All in all, a spot on evening of bold and colourful food in a dark cosy setting ideal for after dinner drinks. Chef’s Kiss!

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