summer entertaining – japanese-style

POSTED 04 August 2011 IN Community

A group of ten lucky Qype reviewers (see below) were treated to a wonderful evening of sushi-making, cocktail-sipping and a chance to learn the secrets of successful barbecuing on the terrace of Feng Sushi’s South Bank restaurant. Feng’s co-founder, Silla Bjerrum, was there to ensure that everyone had a good time and also answer questions from guests about the company’s ethical ethos of serving seasonal and sustainable food.

The Qypers in attendance, who thought that they were simply attending a barbecue event, were surprised to find their tables furnished with a bamboo mat and raw sushi ingredients – they were going to learn how to make the perfect sushi. With the help of Silla, everyone learned how to make a vegetarian and hand-dived scallop maki (sushi roll). Guests were then taught to make the slightly trickier ‘inside-out’ version of the dish (with the rice on the outside, and rolled in sesame seeds) as well as salmon nigiri with ikura (salmon roe). After all the ‘hard’ work, they were served delicious Japanese-inspired cocktails (Saké Sangria and a shochu-based Japanese Bullet, courtesy of Mitch) and treated to the delights of the barbecue – chicken yakitori, chicken wings, park belly and marinated lamb. There was still time to take advantage of a few more tips on the way from barbecue experts Dave and Kazu.

Read the reviews here. If you think you’d like to discover your inner sushi-maker, there are regular classes at the Feng Sushi Production Kitchen, Notting Hill and the barbecue will be open all summer at borough market.

What is Qype?

Qype is a hugely popular, user-generated content site. Qype reviews every kind of business that you can think of and brings with it a very dedicated online community. It holds regular events for its followers, and as a special treat for them, ten lucky ‘ Qypers’ were able to experience the delights of Feng Sushi.

Qypers are curious types and we knew that they’d love the Feng Sushi experience, and in return, would happily spread the word. And they did – read what they thought of the event here.

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