After running around all morning trying to sort out insurance, talking to the police & getting a new phone (mine was stolen yesterday) I wasn't particularly up for cooking lunch. Luckily today is Wednesday and on a Wednesday YumTum Sushi have their stall at the market outside Churchill Square. Last time I blogged about Yum Tum they were veggie and working towards being entirely vegan, now they're totally vegan. Yay!
Yum Tum sell a £4.50 sushi lunchbox full of tasty morsels including a wakami seaweed & sesame salad, butternut squash & orange powder maki and the new vegan version of the tamago omelette which is made with tofu and agar.
Everything is always amazing, and, as you can see, it's beautifully presented. This take out would definitely make your workmates jealous.
On my way back home I went past new-to-Brighton takeaway chain Kokoro. As I skipped breakfast I couldn't help doubling back to pop in and grab something else to compliment my sushi lunchbox. As usual in a new place I asked them quite a lot of questions about the ingredients of the things I wanted to try and discovered that the avocado rolls contain mayonnaise whilst the cucumber rolls do not & that the dumplings and the inari tofu are suitable for vegans. Inari tofu and dumplings are two of my favourite things ever so this is when I stopped asking questions! Other possibly vegan things I spotted were the Seaweed Salad, Healthy Spinach Salad & Edamame.
I really enjoyed everything here, the two huge inari tofu's were stuffed full of rice, the cucumber maki tasted super fresh (I hate it when places serve sushi that has clearly been refrigerated for hours and hours) and the dumplings were light, fresh and full of tasty veggies. I also enjoyed the soy sauce that came with them as it has a hint of chilli & sesame.
I got a message from fellow Brighton-based vegan blogger Christina on Twitter after mentioning Kokoro who said that her boyfriend asked a couple of questions about their hot food & was told that even the one's labelled Veg contained fish. Whilst I am 99.9% sure that what I ended up with today was vegan it has made me a little dubious about their idea of what the Veg label means and next time I go I'll be sure to reiterate that I cannot eat fish, meat, milk, or egg!
I spent most of the afternoon grazing on sushi before eating a late dinner of Fry's nuggets, broccoli, peas & sweetcorn. Food wise today has been a bit random, I'm not someone who ever misses breakfast and to be honest I don't know what I was thinking when I left the house this morning without even grabbing a Clif bar - apparently I cannot function without a phone!