Inamo – Covent Garden

INAMO, COVENT GARDEN – Now with multiple branches in central London, Inamo is an Asian fusion restaurant serving up a variety of Asian cuisines, with classic Korean, Chinese, Thai dishes and a large sushi, sashimi menu. Overall, the service of the food was fast and efficient, especially as you could use the iPad to select your dishes and the flavours reminded me of authentic Asian food! The coolest thing about the restaurant is their interactive tables, with a miniature plastic button like device, you can click the holographic projection on the table to play games with one another whilst waiting, or change the interactive “table cloth” designs. We did unfortunately have to wait around 20 minutes after our reserved time for our table to be ready, but to be fair, it was a Saturday night.

Half Crispy Duck with Five Spice (Half a crispy duck marinated overnight in 5 spice mix, served with pancakes, leek, cucumber and hoisin sauce) – GBP 19.95

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I miss this type of duck from Beijing!

The good fat: What a nice and large quantity of duck as a main meal! This was plenty to share between the two of us and the number of pancakes was the perfect proportion. The duck meat was super tender – it fell of the bone it beautiful strips as I gently pried it with a knife. The pancakes were warm and a perfect level of thickness to wrap everything in without falling off. Presentation was nice against the black board and the classic combo of leek and cucumber with hoisin sauce made for a fun and delicious duck pancake!

The bad fat: The duck was a little bit dry and the 5 spice wasn’t very strong so it would’ve been nice to have a bit more of a kick to the meat which was otherwise a little bland without the sauce. Also, usually with Peking duck, the skin is the specialty, and this one was quite crisp in some sections, but could’ve been even more so lighter and crispier.

Fat-o-meter: 4/5

Beef Tataki – GBP 8.95

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Lovely little slices of beef in this plate!

The good fat: I haven’t actually had tataki before so it was a nice, delicate cleansing type of entree before starting a meal, or even in between our Peking duck which was quite heavy in flavour from the hoisin sauce. I quite enjoyed the fresh, fruity flavours in this dish that stemmed from the ginger and ponzu sauce. The ginger was subtle (which is great) and the ponzu gave it a slight hint of citrus.

The bad fat: Although it was red and rare in the middle, the tataki was slightly overcooked as the beef wasn’t as tender as it could’ve been

Fat-o-meter: 3/5

Korea BBQ Ribs – GBP 9.5

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Lovely BBQ sauce over these ribs!

The good fat: Awesome stack of ribs covered in a delicious, honeyed sweet sauce with a great balance of savouriness coming through- a classic Korean/Asian flavour that I dearly missed! The ribs were very tender, with the pork simply falling off the bone as we chewed it. Definitely messy to eat but who cares when you can have all that burst of saucy flavours in your mouth.

The bad fat: The sauce at times felt a little one dimensional i.e, a little bit too sweet but that’s probably being really picky.

Fat-o-meter: 3.5/5

SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?

Depends – A fun place with cool vibes and authentic Asian food but a bit steep

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5

inamo Covent Garden Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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