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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as delicious as they are beautiful. Also have a look at their London’s Japan. Chef Paul has created a series of dishes using ingredients which are sourced or grown in our very own city and can be found in London’s best gardens, parks and markets. SEEN heartily applauds this ‘think global, act local’ attitude.

Traditionally in Japan, Go Zen is a popular meal for special occasions, and aqua kyoto takes inspiration from this idea as it introduces an elevated version of the bento box menu. Go Zen typically consist of a selection of creative, small dishes alongside miso soup, rice, a side dish and pickles. Each dish is meticulously prepared, often using several components and complex ingredients chosen to complement each other and to be visually appealing as a whole. Dishes include wagyu beef, seasonal vegetables and black cod. The box will also contain ‘aqua style’ vegetable sushi, featuring mango skin which is made in-house and is unique to aqua kyoto.

To celebrate the changing of the seasons this autumn, Executive Chef Paul Greening is taking a closer look at ingredients sourced or grown across London for aqua kyoto’s latest menu, London’s Japan. While continuing to use Japanese cooking methods, Paul has created a series of dishes using ingredients which are sourced or grown in our very own city and can be found in London’s best gardens, parks and markets. From momiji, a leaf from the Japanese maple tree, which can be found in the heart of London’s Holland Park, to ginkgo nuts from the Bamboo Gardens in London’s Kew Gardens, London is full of interesting ingredients which flourish in our climate.

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