Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns, a new Izakaya restaurant by the same team as Bone Daddies (my favourite place for ramen... the closest I can find to true Japanese ramen).  

Izakaya is traditionally a drinking place with fun atmosphere that is inexpensive but also serves food. 

Having gone with three other Japanese girlfriends, it was the ultimate test because there are few restaurants that truly reflect authentic Japanese food. 

I will let the photographs speak for themselves, but ultimately, Flesh & Buns passed! It was more of a Japanese fusion but so incredibly tasty ;).

Check out their menu and website here: http://www.fleshandbuns.com/ 

While you're there you might as well check out the Bone Daddies website too!. 

 

Their homemade tarragon & shiso soda. Absolutely delicious! 

Their homemade tarragon & shiso soda. Absolutely delicious! 

Yellowtail sashimi, lime soy, green chilli, granita

Yellowtail sashimi, lime soy, green chilli, granita

Beef tataki, onion ponzu, enoki mushroom

Beef tataki, onion ponzu, enoki mushroom

Pig bones, sweet and spicy miso

Pig bones, sweet and spicy miso

Salmon kimchi roll, cucumber, tobiko

Salmon kimchi roll, cucumber, tobiko

Fluffy buns to go with the sea bass and the piglet belly. 

Fluffy buns to go with the sea bass and the piglet belly. 

 

 

With four of us there, they recommended two orders from the 'flesh and buns' section and about four starters or smaller dishes to share. Now, us girls love to eat.. so we definitely could have eaten more, especially since Japanese food is mostly healthy and not too stodgy. We withheld the temptation to order more as we wanted to try the desserts!

Crispy piglet belly, mustard miso (pickled apple)

Crispy piglet belly, mustard miso (pickled apple)

Grilled sea bass, coriander miso, kimchi pickle

Grilled sea bass, coriander miso, kimchi pickle

Word of the s'mores had spread so it was only right that we tried them especially as I grew up with them as a kid. It recreates the campfire experience with a clever Japanese twist which is fantastic and such a fun thing to end the meal with. The kinako donuts were probably my favourite though as the flavours were spot on and kinako (soy bean flour) is my favourite ingredient in a dessert. 

 
 
 

- C