Trader

Pochi

Street food

While most of us are familiar with the delights of sushi and ramen, those that haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Japan are likely left in the dark when it comes to naming many other traditional dishes. Enter Pochi, and its mission to bring off-the-beaten-track Japanese fare to London. Using classic techniques and the freshest of ingredients, Pochi brings to Borough the likes of ‘nasu’, fried aubergine marinated in zingy soy-vinegar sauce and sprinkled with sesame; ‘kakani’, or braised pork belly with spring onion; ‘buta’, soy-ginger pork mince with Japanese mayo; and tofu-mushroom stir fry with teriyaki sauce. All dishes come on a bed of pillowy rice and with a side of ‘sozai’ carrot, fine beans and crunchy pickles.