Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Sushi Feast!

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!

12 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have tasty vegan sushi available nearby! Hopefully there is no fish in the "vegan" stuff. I'm so sorry your phone was stolen! That sucks.

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  2. Looks like a good assortment--nice that they have so many vegan sushi options.

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  3. You know, in the town I just moved to there's a Japanese restaurant with a whole "vegetarian" menu that includes stuff with fish in it too! I was steamed! While I appreciated that it was clearly labeled, I was pretty irritated at the idea that vegetarian means fishy. I wonder if there is some Japanese "vegetarian" tradition that we would really call "pescetarian" instead?

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  4. I must have that inari! And I'm so jealous of your vegan options!

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  5. No way you're writing about that amazing sushi place again. I just had breakfast but this made me hungry and craving sushi like a mad woman. it just looks so good! I love inari sushi as well, and bought a can of the wrappers so I could make it at home. The best.

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  6. Mmm! Sushi is the best (well, vegan sushi is!) and I love that it looks exactly the same as the sushi we get here.

    There are some places I worry about, I often find the little orange fish roe on my plain avo or cucumber sushi - booo :/

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  7. Sorry to hear about your stolen phone I know first hand what a pain that can be.

    Sushi is so fantastic and this looks great. I remember the last time you posted about this place. I'm still wishing I lived anywhere near there so I could get some.

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  8. I really like the inari tofu at Yo! Sushi (ask for it to be made to order without tamago). They add finely diced cucumber and ginger as well as sesame seeds.

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  9. Oh wow, I've never seen sushi like that before, they have such unique delicious items to choose from.
    I absolutley hate it when you eat at a place and then find out after the fact that they’re idea of what veg means is different than yours. At least it’s easy enough to sort out the next time you want to order something.

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  10. sorry to hear about your phone :( that's rubbish. Good to see that there is more and more vegan sushi available. Wish we had it in Manchester. You can only really get it in restaurants. I did find a green thai curry pie on a farmers market though the other day that was gorgeous.

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  11. Good on Yum Tum Sushi for going vegan - I love it when you have to go and buy tasty take-away stuff and think 'yep, I'm supporting a vegan business, so I just have to keep going and getting more and more sushi to make sure they know they did the right thing..'

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  12. Oh man! I'd be there all of the time. We need a place like that here.

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