YO!Burgers by YO!Sushi UK #YOburger #Burgers #Sushi

 11th June will see the summer launch of Yo! Sushi’s new limited addition Yo! Burgers. #YOburger. £8 for the full bento tray, which includes all the sides but you can’t order the burger on its own.

Executive chef Mike Lewis took inspiration from his travels to Japan and across Asia to create a range low calorie, healthy, nutritious, tasty, fast food without the guilt.

IMG_4693 IMG_4694 IMG_4706

Each YO! burger is served with 3 healthy Asian inspired sides – not a side of fries in sight! Daikon – zesty pickled veg, a Korean take on coleslaw Large flower like Nori (seaweed) crackers and a Misochup as a dipping sauce – a tangy dark red alternative to sugary ketchup.

IMG_4657

Forgot the heavy carbarama burger bun, All the YO! burgers are enclosed a toasted sushi rice and sesame seed cake – think rice cake but not crispy, a softer sticky rice texture and consistency.

Salmon YO! burger
Pan fried fillet of blush pink salmon, topped with kimchi (Korean pickle w/ cabbage, radish & shallots) and sweet crunchy seasonal vegetables and shredded nori. The salmon was cooked to perfection remaining moist and flakey. The sharpness of the pickled kimchi was a fantastic contrast against the sweet fresh vegetables. The misochup was sticky, tangy, sweet salsa which bought the burger together.

IMG_4667

Prawn YO! Burger
My favourite out the 5 YO! Burgers.
A prawn cutlet served on white raw cabbage, a lightly spiced curry mayo, spring onions and diced beni shoga (thin stripped red dyed pickled ginger). Being a seafood fanatic the prawn burger was excellent, a thick portion of prawn cutlet had a chunky meaty texture and not minced too a paste. The mayo didn’t overpower the seafood taste of the prawn but acted as an extra moistener and a great alternative to the usual white mayo. The crunch, slight heat and rootiness of the beni shoga added another dimension of Asian authenticity to the burger.

IMG_4696 IMG_4685

Tofu YO! Burger
A katsu tofu slice on a bed of lettuce and coriander pesto topped with fresh creamy avocado and purple cress. The peppery cress was a genius way of added vibrancy and subtle heat to the tofu which remained a squidgy and soft within the crust crisp katsu casing. Tofu can often be bland but the coriander pesto added a herby freshness with citrus tones.

IMG_4682 IMG_4681

Chicken YO! Burger
Juicy chicken thigh meat smothered in a teriyaki sauce, topped with diced pineapple and white sesame seeds. The salty sweet sauce zings up the chicken, smokey tones against the sweetness of pineapple creates a BBQ element to the burger.

Tilapia YO! Burger
Two pieces of firm white fish fillets in a katsu coating, with american cheese melting on top of a wakame tartar sauce. Sharp salty tartar sauce against the flakey sweet fish was like eating the most epic fillet of fish burger ever.

IMG_4687

A new dessert has been added to the Yo! Menu; Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi; soft Japanese rice cake ball filled with fruity strawberry flavoured cream cheese and coasted in a biscuit crumb. Creamy, moreish and mouthwateringly delicious.

IMG_4689

Mochi – A squidgy rice balls with a red been paste filling.

IMG_4662

Dorayaki – A sweet sponge Japanese pancake with custard filling with a raspberry sauce.

IMG_4658

Chocolate Mochi – Dark chocolate ganache incased in a rice ball.

IMG_4690  IMG_4688

The YO! Sushi conveyor belt was in abundance of sushi/ maki/ and Sashimi

IMG_4691

IMG_4679

IMG_4661 IMG_4660 IMG_4659

Japanese pop culture & trends was the theme of the night. Quirky Japarazzi dressed like over the top Manga characters entertained the guests with their outlandish costumes and campness.

IMG_4698

A Photo booth was on site to capture the night of fun.

IMG_4653

YO! Burgers were a great change from the usual meaty, greasy and often over hyped hamburgers out there. Smaller in size but larger in flavour, texture, creativity and lower in calories, YO! Burgers should be a permanent feature on the Yo Sushi menu.

#YOburger