Bones Daddies opens pop-up store, Shackfuyu in the heart of Soho. It will be open for one year and the menu will change occasionally. The dishes will be based on using the stone pizza oven that has been left behind from what used to be a pizza restaurant. However dishes is base on current Japanese food trend and serving them in tapas size.
I had the opportunity to visit them on their exclusive launch preview and the menu was fusion with Japanese influence. Using traditional Japanese dishes and creating new dishes by mixing it with other cuisines in the world. As it tapas size it is the place for sharing.
We started of with edamame (£3.80) that was served warm with a sprinkle of maldon salt.
Yellowtail sashimi tostada (£2.50), was avocado shiso topped with sashimi on a cracker. This had Mexican flavour and surprising I could not taste the shiso which is a Japanese herb similar to mint that has a distinct fragrance flavour.
Red mullet (£7.80) is served as nanban style. This had a strong fishy taste which would not be every ones taste buds.
Aubergine in a 4 miso sauce (£5.80) with bubu arare (rice cracker pellets) was really flavoursome.
Endive and pear salad in a spiced miso dressing (£4.30) was refreshing with a citrus taste.
My least favourite was the roasted beets with avocado (£4.20) as as I found it too sour for my taste buds. The beetroot did not look roasted but it must had gone through a process to give it flavour.
Prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki (£5.20) was well created. It was a prawn toast in disguise which looked and tasted like an okonomiyaki.
Cauliflower in a orange miso ponzu (£4.60) was nicely cooked and in a strong miso sauce that you could taste the orange flavour.
Mentaiko mac and cheese with cock scratchings (£4.60) was as you expect a mac and cheese.
Fried potatoes in Japanese curry sauce (£4.30) was nothing special as it was roast potatoes in curry sauce, but in Japanese curry sauce which is a sweet side compared to other cuisines curry. This dish I would describe as tasting like having a British style of chips and curry sauce.
Hand dived roasted scallop (£7 each) served in a chilli miso butter was one of my favourite dish of the evening. A whole scallop served on its shell, that was cooked just right.
Another favourite if the evening has to be the 200g USDA beef picanha with a kimchee tare butter (£12.50). The beef was tender and still moist, cooked pink.
Korean fried wings (£5.90) and the Beef hot stone rice with butter (£7.20) was the two dish I was surprised to see, as this would be part of Korean cuisine than Japanese. The beef hot stone rice I did find some Japanese influence from the ingredients they use, such as seaweed.
The dish I was most disappointed would be the Kinako french toast served with soft green tea ice cream (£6). This was just a sliced of artisan loaf bread that had a caramelised top and sprinkled with kinako (roasted soybean powder). I am a fan of green tea ice cream but although it was full of green tea flavour, I found the texture was powdery.
I did not know what to expect when I heard about Bones Daddies Shackfuyu as Bones Daddies is known for it ramen. But there is not a single ramen dish on the menu. Instead you will find creative small dishes which make it great to come with friend and have it with a few drinks.
Bone Daddies Shackfuyu
14a Old Compton Street,