Buy your seaweed here
5/5 paleo score for JustSeaweed.com
I love the internet. After watching Terry Wahl’s video – see my previous post – I wanted more iodine-rich seaweed in my diet asap. I asked google and immediately found justseaweed.com – it’s used by top UK restaurants but it also supplies small retail clients. Despite some eccentric spellings, there’s a range of British seaweeds, at £4 or so a bag, fresh or dried, plus even an assortment of Japanese flavoured, crispy seaweed snacks. They even have seaweed-based toiletries. You can buy in bulk if you want, but I just put in a trial order for a couple of bags. I may update this depending what I think of the product…
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Kurumaya, Watling Street
3/5 paleo rating for Kurumaya
“The best sushi in the City”, says Kurumaya’s website. Well, it’s certainly very good –although the City isn’t exactly short of sushi restaurants so I don’t know if I’d go that far. Its location on Watling Street makes it so convenient for me though that that’s beside the point. It’s my go-to business lunch place when I’ve a yen for Japanese food. There is a conveyor belt upstairs, but if you need to have a real conversation then the downstairs restaurant is the sensible choice. There’s part of it where you can take your shoes off but that seems to take playing Japanese to a needlessly cutesy place so I just sit at a table.
We’re talking paleo, so this is really about the quality of the sashimi rather than the sushi — although if you’re a less rigid paleo 2.0 kind of person who eats white rice from time to time then the sushi looks pretty good too. The sashimi is absolutely delicious - fresh and varied and impeccably prepared.
That said, it is also eye-wateringly expensive. You can pay £30 or so for a plate for one of five varieties of sashimi - that’s a nice big lunch, but a big bill too. There is also a multi-plate option that includes sashimi that’s a lot less expensive, which I tend to go for instead, but still not cheap.
So, due to the cost, only a paleo 3/5 for Kurumaya – you can have a good paleo meal here, but expect to pay for it.
Kurumaya - 76-77 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BJ