With Saturday night’s hangover still biting damn hard, I stumbled off in the direction of Brixton’s finest Japanese restaurant, the New Fujiyama, in a quest for hot’n’tasty nourishment.
Tucked away on Vining Street behind the Dogstar (near the corner of Atlantic Road and Coldharbour Lane), the restaurant has several rooms on two floors, all painted a garish bright red (not so good for the hangover).
Although it was a Sunday afternoon, the place was very busy indeed, but the service remained fast and friendly, so we were soon tucking in.
Choose your chopstick!
My mate Danny had this huge bowl of what seemed to be a lucky fish dip, with all sorts of interesting marine life surfacing above the broth.
Being a veggie, I wasn’t interested in anything with fins or eyes, so went for a Yasai Katsu (£4.25) side dish of deep fried vegetables coated in Japanese bread crumbs served with a sweet and spicy sauce. It was delicious.
My main dish was Yasai Chilli Men (£6.50), a spicy number with steamed noodles and loads of vegetables in mild chilli sauce that certainly hit the spot!
The portions were all generous, the prices reasonable and I’d describe the meal as being excellent value for money. Recommended!