Tasty Tuesday: Taro Review
Yesterday I finally got around to paying Taro a visit, I went to the one on Brewer Street.
The interior is very simple to the point that you don’t really notice it, it’s more like a canteen than a restaurant.
Because we got there after 6 it was pretty busy, we were lucky that we were seated straight away but shortly after there was a queue building up.
The Menu was vast there was so much to choose from that I didn’t know what to order, I was thinking of getting a Bento Box but they all seemed to have some type of Salmon in them, I dislike Salmon with a passion even the smell makes me feel sick.
Ebi Fried 2Pcs £4.90
2 pieces Deep fried prawn
These were so good, I think I could eat these all day and not be sick of them.
They were crunchy on the outside, but the prawns were still very light and fresh.
Chicken Gyoza 5Pcs £4.90
Grilled Chicken dumpling filled with vegetable in Japanese style.
Ok these were not mine I ordered the Ebi Gyoza but the waiter gave me these I did start eating them and was a little confused that they tasted like chicken, it wasn’t until I was on my 3rd one that I was told the Ebi Gyoza were on the way.
These were also pretty good I liked them but I don’t know if I would personally order them myself.
Ebi Gyoza 4Pcs £4.90
Grilled prawn dumpling filled with vegetable dumpling Japanese style.
These were the latecomer to the table and the reason why I ended up eating what wasn’t actually mine.
They were nice nothing amazing and I wouldn’t order again sadly.
Duck Don £9.90
Roasted boneless duck on rice with vegetable and teriyaki sauce
Now, this for me was the star of the show, this was so good. Firstly I don’t like teriyaki sauce but this was screaming out to me on the menu, I was very pleased that I had ordered these, it was so good, the duck was cooked perfectly the skin was crispy, the teriyaki sauce was moreish, the duck was covered in the sauce which was perfect. I would have liked a little more sauce to cover the rice.
The portion size was massive and they were not stingy with the pieces of duck. I really enjoyed this dish but it was too much for me to finish, I really wanted to finish it but I was stuffed, so I asked to take it away.
I’d been wanting to try Taro for a while now, I really wanted to try a Bento Box but I knew it would be a waste as I wouldn’t eat half of the food in the box as a lot would have been Salmon. My first instinct was to go with the Katsu Chicken Curry as it is my go-to dish when I don’t know what to have. I felt like I should step out of my comfort zone and try something I wouldn’t usually have. I’ve tried Teriyaki Chicken a few times but just don’t like the flavour combination, but I really wanted the Duck Don as I love me some Duck. The duck was a really good choice and I would definitely choose again as for the starters, it had to be Ebi Fried all the way I wished I just ordered two portions and skipped on the Gyoza. I can’t wait for my next visit to Taro.