One chilly May evening my sparkly friend and I made our way through the blustery streets to a beautiful East Asian haven Bo Drake.
With all the allure of an upmarket restaurant but the approachability of an authentic street shack, Bo Drake sits you down and pops some chopsticks in your hand and passes you a menu. It’s time to get chomping.
Sharing is the name of the game here with 4-5 little plates recommended between two. We opted for: BEETS & BURRATA – Soy Balsamic & Kimchi Honey; EDAMAME PANCAKE – Kimchi & Mozzarella; ROASTED MONKFISH – Swiss Chard, Potato & Kimchi Butter; and SWEET POTATO FRIES – Kimchi Island Dressing.
Wow what a dinner! Having never tried burrata before and discovering a creamy mozzarella like delight was great! The beets bled into the dish giving a gooey, earthy yummyness. Sweet Potato fries always great, topped with Kimchi? AMAZING!
My fave was actually the edamame pancake. It was like an east Asian pizza with less bread. Utterly divine.
The monkfish was tender, with a distinct seaweed-y taste. Topped with crispy potato crisps.
Not ones to turn our nose up at dessert, we switched to our alternative tummies and tucked in to a lemon yuzu tart (£7.50) and Green tea panacotta (£7.50). Yuzu – tart and creamy great staple pudding. Panacotta – very interesting tea flavour topped with winter berries. Smooth and lovely to finish a meal.
Saving our livers we chose homebrew cloudy lemonade and a ginger beer. Refreshing!
Overall our time at Bo Drake was pretty awesome. Attentive warm staff, a beautiful chilled (lovely tunes!) vibe and really darn tasty food. Nice one 😀
Reporter: Aspen Glencross ¦ @AbiAspen ¦ futurefarmlab.com
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