It’s definitely no secret that I’m an avid Yo Sushi fan and have been for years. If I’m meeting up with pals in town it’s usually one of the first places I suggest because their menu pretty much caters for all tastes!
So, for this veganuary, I headed there again to try out some of their vegan options. This January, Yo Sushi are running a campaign all about making new year’s resolutions – with food! Their resolution menu is a separate menu with 30 different options, all at just £3 each. They’re all lower calorie and with a lean towards eating plenty of veg and plant based foods. So you know, our food was gifted, but my opinions are entirely my own.
I was really happy to see that the special menu for January had a whole separate section for vegetarian and vegan options. Yo sushi are great at labelling; so all the vegan items are marked with a little “ve” next to the picture, making it super easy to pick out the SFV options. Even better; there are loads to choose from! We’re not taking 3 little plates at the bottom of the menu – there are 13 veggie options and of those, I could only spot one that wasn’t vegan (custard pancakes).
I took my mum along to help me try out the food; she’s open to the idea of more plant based eating and we’ve eaten at yo sushi together before.
For years, I avoided eating sushi because I thought it was all fish or would taste fishy or be covered in seaweed. 100% not the case. In fact, Yo have a great menu that covers all sorts of tastes; from curry to dumplings to street food burgers, miso soup, noodle dishes and puddings! Since going vegan they’ve been a stock option for me when eating out.
Between us, we ended up trying pretty much everything from the vegan options of the January menu and they were all fab. I particularly enjoyed watching my mum struggle to eat pumpkin katsu curry with chopsticks (which she is rubbish with), but flat out refusing to ask for a fork!
Our favourites from the menu were; pumpkin katsu curry, yasai roll (inari, avocado, lettuce, cucumber and carrot in a roll topped with teriyaki and vegan mayo), inari tacos (tofu pockets filled with rice, avocado, salsa and vegan sriracha mayo) and, of course, the vegetable gyoza.
The only thing I always feel I’m missing out on when I eat vegan at yo sushi is not being able to have crispy gyoza – the vegan ones can only be steamed and not deep fried. They’re still delicious, but crispy dumplings are way better.
Everything we had from the menu was lush; we ate every single last crumb and loved it. If you watched my Instagram stories from the night you’ll know I am a bit of a soy sauce fiend; I usually find myself sat dipping my chopsticks in the soy bowl and just eating the soy ssuce. Yeah, I know, weird. The food was so nice I wanted more, but I was honestly so full.
In fact, that’s one of the things I enjoyed about taking my mum there – she isn’t vegan but was (pleasantly) surprised about how full she was afterwards, from “just eating plants”. And for just £3 a dish for the rest of January, if you’re trying veganuary or just keen to try out more plant based options, there’s no excuse not to try yo sushi! Has anyone else been to try the menu?