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A few weeks ago, I met up with fellow bloggers Suzi and Julie for a bite to eat and some girly gossip in Soho. Left with the decision of what to eat for the evening (as I showed up late! ^_^;) I settled on longtime favourite Suki - a Japanese fusion restaurant on Gerrard Street.

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39 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 5QD. Nearest Tube station: Leicester Square.

I ordered the Fried Tofu Steaks and a Salmon Roll - both of which made up the perfect amount of food for a light dinner. The Fried Tofu Steaks are actually a side, but I've recently become obsessed with making my own tapas style meals as this is how we eat at home. The Salmon Roll was again perfect - topped with salmon sashimi (raw), inside a Uramaki roll (inside out) with crispy salmon skin, it'ss good for salmon lovers!

Julie opted for a platter of mixed sashimi which looked incredible, and Suzi opted for their Salmon Don - slices of salmon sashimi with warm rice and a side of Miso Soup.

The restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem in my eyes, despite being in prime position on the street. It serves sushi, hot pot and a la carte dishes, across Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisines, although I am always most swayed by their Japanese offerings. A two-floor contemporary decor restaurant with a tiny sushi bar at the front, hot pot tables upstairs and Japanese floor seating (zashiki) with zabuton cushions at the back of the restaurant, it is a great place for groups or couples alike.

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First Floor, 3 Macclesfield St, Chinatown, London W1D 6AU. Nearest Tube station: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square.

Then we headed for dessert at Candy Cafe as recommended by both Suzi and Julie. Hidden upstairs on Macclesfield Street, I can't believe I'd never been here before! Dessert or tong sui is a big thing with Chinese 'culture'. I opted for my favourite dish: Black Sesame Tong Yuen with Coconut Milk Sago.
Have you tried either of these food destinations? What did you think?

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  1. We need to bookmark this for the dream team!
    Sophie
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    1. Yes indeed! I think Japanese and Thai food has been massively missed off our Dream Team hotspots! x

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  2. We really do need to go! Those salmon rolls sound heavenly!

    - Elodie x

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  3. This place sounds really interesting....will have to placed on my *to go list! ;)

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    1. I really like it, it feels contemporary and traditional at the same time, and the menu is so diverse with plenty of tried-and-tested really good dishes! x

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  4. Great recommendation! You've got me craving sago pudding now :)

    Love Tamsin xx (A Certain Adventure)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin! Oh I'm always craving sago hahah! x

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  5. I need to try Suki - it sounds amazing. x

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    1. Ah you really do Lily, I reckon you'd like their salads fo'sho!

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  6. thanks for this tip Michelle! never knew of this place, but definitely want to try it now - it sounds intriguing. and I trust your opinion about food ;) x

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    1. You're welcome Miho! Hope you manage to find some time to eat there soon - their sushi is so good! x

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  7. Looks amazing! Will most certainly have to check it out and we are in London again xx

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    1. Ooh you definitely should Gem! We should go for dim sum if you're down in the summer! xx

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  8. Yummers!. I've decided to take my friend there when we go to see Eason Chan at the end of the month!

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    1. Good plan! I'm still slightly envious that you're going to see him - I'm not the hugest fan but everyone I know seems to have tickets!!

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  9. This restaurant sounds awesome. I love Japanese/asian fusion style food so next time I'm in London I will have to give this place a look.

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    1. I certainly recommend it! It's more authentic fusion as it's run by Chinese owners and a Chinese team, but still really good, a great mixture of cuisine!

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  10. Oh man I LOVE coconut milk sago - one of my favourite tong sui! Craving it now after seeing that photo >_<

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    1. Mine too!! Wish I knew how to make it (and make it taste good) hahah~ ¬¬

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  11. The food looks delicious!!

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