Koyama, 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh – Aug 2012

Loving all things Asian at the moment, we ventured into Koyama (mainly due to the good ratings on TripAdvisor/Urbanspoon).

Inside the decor is Japanese minimalist, cosy tables litter the area.

Whilst deciding what to go for we ordered a green tea and a red tea – pretty much like “western” tea. The tea came in gorgeous little pots and were toasty (and tasty).

£2.70 for a pot of tea

 

BBQ pork soup £10.90  HUGE portion, flavoursome – miso base with added flavours – good amount of BBQ pork too.

Kimuchi (Kimchi) £3.50

potent stuff, man liked it to the proper Korean stuff he’d had over there.

California Roll (£9.50) and Prawn Gyoza (£5.60), loved the mix of steamed gyoza but with a crispy fried side – very tasty.   California roll was huge, eggs weren’t fishy at all so popped nicely without after effects!

Tamago Nigiri (£3.00) and Avocado Maki (£3.00)

All dishes were full of flavour, fresh rice and ingredients, friendly non-intrusive service – would go back 🙂

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We love Billington’s.  Its a foodie tardis, with a cosy seating area at the front of the shop serving everything from brunch to cocktails (menu here) and they have cold meats, baking, chocolates, ice cream and a tempting selection of craft beers (even Mr Foodie finds beers here he hasn’t tried!)  speciality spirits and fine wines. In fact, it has everything you need.  Hence our love (and the staff are all lovely as well).

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