Guess who’s back? You might remember recently Mr Sunny and I hit ICEBAR London for a night of cool drinks and fun off Regent Street. Unfortunately, the night we chose to visit, Yuu Kitchen was booked for a private event. Because checking out their menu was high on our list of things to do, we made the effort to go back. And this is what we thought, Sunny friends.
Fire Bar and Yuu Kitchen: The Atmosphere
Once again, we grabbed drinks at Fire Bar to kick off our foodie adventure. Within a few minutes, our cocktail server indicated our table was ready downstairs at Yuu Kitchen and whisked us away.
Just like the atmosphere of Fire Bar, Yuu Kitchen is low-lit and sexy. It’s spacious enough to be great for a date night or gathering with office colleagues.
While the lighting is dim, the walls are colourful and vibrant. This adds to the energetic and lively atmosphere.
Fire Bar and Yuu Kitchen: The Menu
I love when a menu is compact enough to fit on one page, even though I generally let Mr Sunny do most of the ordering.
Yuu Kitchen suggests you order 3-4 plates per person since it is similar to a tapas style experience. Mr Sunny and the server worked together to choose 10 items for us to enjoy. Yes, it was probably too much. But, it did give us a really good opportunity to try a lot of the food in different sections of the menu at Yuu Kitchen.
I was keen to express some thoughts on certain food items I heard mentioned in their conversation. Things like pork belly and ribs did not sound appetising to me so I didn’t want to be counted in on those dishes. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten a rib in my life. It’s not because they don’t look delicious. I just do not enjoy eating with my hands, especially if the dish is particularly messy. Do any of you feel this way about using your hands for food?
Fire Bar and Yuu Kitchen: The Food
Our food was ready quickly and covered most of the table. For our dinner we chose these plates:
- Bites: Steamed Rice, Grilled Cauliflower
- Raw: Spicy Tuna Tostada
- Bao: Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Sory & Buttermilk Crisp Chicken
- Grill and Work: Baby Back Ribs
- Crunch: Baby Octopus Karaage
- Pinoy: Chicken Wings with Filipino Style Stick Adobo Sauce, Chicken Inasal, and Lechon Kawali
Overall, if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, this might not be the place for you. However, if you clicked on this review with the headline “Fire Bar”, I am guessing hot foods don’t deter you.
Our absolute favourite dish of food was the bao. Yes, this includes both of them. I could’ve easily had two instead of the chicken wings. Again, that’s due to my lack of interest in handling messy food with my hands.
The tuna tostadas were really good, and I enjoyed the octopus quite a bit. A few times on the blog we’ve written about ordering octopus and Americans have expressed hesitation. What do you think, Sunny friends? Do you fancy octopus when it’s on a menu?
Fire Bar and Yuu Kitchen: Final Thoughts
If you pair the ICEBAR with Fire Bar and Yuu Kitchen you really do run the spectrum of sensory experiences. Chilling temperatures and frosty champagne drinks paired with spicy food and hot cocktails makes for a fun night in London.
This is best for a date, night out with colleagues, or activity when visiting London.
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