I love Shackfuyu, I've been numerous times because the Asian come American food is right up my street. When Lily arranged a visit for her birthday to sample the Sunday brunch menu I was excited to give it a try as there's a bunch of new dishes that aren't available on the everyday menu.
For £35 per person you can order 2 small plates, 1 large plate, dessert for the table and have access to unlimited pineapple sake or prosecco for two hours. The pineapple sake is OK but I most definitely prefer the prosecco. Sophie and I decided to share a few of the smaller plates so we could sample more of the menu.
Katsu sando - iberico pluma - homemade tonkatsu sauce
The katsu sando is basically a sandwich with deep fried pork and tonkatsu sauce, it was more delicious then I ever thought possible thanks to the sweet and stick sauce.
buttermilk fried chicken bun -kimchee
The Bone Daddies family sure know how to do fried chicken and this bao is no exception. Hot, sticky and sweet this really was a wonderfully moorish plate of food. The kimchee gave it a nice edge and the pillowy soft bao held it all together nicely.
green tea waffles - smoked bacon - black sesame butter - maple syrup
I'm not a fan of matcha but I was keen to try the waffle, good thing I did because apart from the waffle looking green when cut open it didn't taste like green tea at all. The bacon was perfectly crisp and combined with the maple syrup this was the perfect mix of sweet and savoury, Much more exciting than pancakes.
USDA beef short rib - bo ssam style
The short rib has to be ordered for 2 people so make sure you team up with someone because this is one of the best items on the menu. Perfectly cooked rare beef is served with an arrange of sauces and pickles as well as lettuce leaves to make little pockets of meaty goodness.
Dessert consists of the famous green tea soft serve and kinako French toast. I've said before that I'm not a huge fan of this dessert. I like the ice cream combine with the sugary bread but once the bread has been eaten I'm not too keen on the solo ice cream. If you like green tea I'm sure you will love this.
Sunday brunch at Shackfuyu is great, especially with the attentive staff who are always eager to top up your prosecco glasses. The food isn't for the light hearted, it's packed with intense flavours and most definitely a lot of calories. It's perfect if you don't want to share but I like the option of sharing a few plates so you can try more of the menu. I know I'll definitely be back soon as there's plenty more small plates I'd like to sample.