FOOD & DRINK
I do like my food and I am quite partial to a bit of Sushi. In Leeds for the day, we decided it would be fun to visit Yo Sushi. The Child was very excited about the prospect of going to a restaurant where the food comes past you on a conveyor belt. Even more excitement followed when he realised that you could fill your own glass of water up from the tap, which was handily positioned in front of us on the counter. Yo Sushi also provide chopsticks for children, which connect together at the top so a lot easier to handle. Armed with all the tools we needed it was time to choose what to eat.
I started off with the Kaiso seaweed salad – shredded seaweed, carrot and Edamame - as that way I can tick the box that I am eating healthily (and then I can sample everything else, guilt-free). The first thing The Child wanted to try was the Salmon Nigiri (salmon on a rice block). He especially loved being able to take it straight from the conveyor belt. And he wolfed it down, great! Next he tried the Ebi Nigiri (poached, butterflied prawn on a rice block). This also went down well. Hurrah - he likes it, this means we can come again!
We then tried a selection of hot dishes, which you can order from the menu. These included Chicken Teriyaki (chicken in teriyaki sauce), Chicken Katsu (chicken in breadcrumbs with a mild curry sauce), Popcorn Shrimp (Tempura prawns with a miso and chilli sauce), Duck Gyoza (steamed dumplings with a dipping sauce and the Cod Nanbanzuke (crispy fried cod bites in a sweet and sour sauce. ) myself and The Husband found all of these particularly tasty. The Child liked the Chicken Katsu (the breaded chicken) the most, but without the sauce.
Now onto dessert. There were lovely colourful plates of fruit that had been coming past and The Child was very keen – can I have some fruit Mummy? Why of course, my good child! Still reveling in my healthful seaweed salad eating, I decided I did not need to eat the healthy fruit, I could turn my attention to something much more calorific. All the puddings that had been coming past looked delicious, hmmmm what to go for. I plumped for the Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi – rice balls with a strawberry cheesecake centre, as I had never tried these before. OMG – what a taste sensation of sweet, sticky goodness. I gave The Child one to try and his eyes nearly popped out of his head with the sheer sugary joy that these give. Unfortunately however, he was so overwhelmed by the sheer sugary joy of these Mochi delights that he dropped half of one on the floor and then proceeded to stand on it as he got off the chair. The stickiness of these is something else - no amount of napkins was enough to remove it from his shoe, so we departed, leaving a trail of little sticky footprints behind us.
It all worked out very well – we all enjoyed the experience with yummy food and I can bask in the glow (justify going back) that there were several nutritious things The Child enjoyed eating.
Nutritious and delicious, this is most definitely on my list for a repeat visit sooner rather than later! Yo Sushi gets a big tick from me and a big tick from The Child. ✔️ ✔️
We visited the Yo! Sushi in Leeds Trinity. There are booths you can sit in which the conveyor comes past but these were full when we went so we sat directly by the conveyor belt. The staff were most helpful and accommodating and the service was very prompt.