Nan Tei – Japanese – Nottingham

I not often write about eating places greater than as soon as, however felt compelled to after a current go to to Nan Tei. My overview in 2019 was optimistic although I summed up with; ‘why wouldn’t you simply go to Kushi-Ya as an alternative’. Nicely, 5 years on getting a desk there isn’t as straightforward because it as soon as was! In visiting Nan Tei on this Friday night time I believed some customized might have trickled down, sadly we have been the one desk! That’s a disgrace for any restaurant, significantly within the present local weather of difficult circumstances for hospitality. It was solely afterwards once I mirrored on this that I resolved to present them some promotion. Just a few much less pics and particulars than normal although, apologies.

Rooster Karaage at Nan Tei

The restaurant itself retains a minimalist aesthetic in a simply forgotten nook of Maid Marian manner subsequent to a big Travelodge that would by no means be accused as being straightforward on the attention. Their menu features a few important dishes reminiscent of rooster katsu curry however the primary focus is on the yakitori. The restaurant additionally has a lot of fascinating sake choices at a very good worth however wine lovers be aware that corkage is just £5. I used to be just a little nervous, having seen the empty restaurant, that the expertise wouldn’t evaluate to the brand new wave sensations of Kushi-Ya and On a regular basis Individuals. I used to be shortly reminded that while the flavours right here have been far more easy and conventional, they’re actually no much less fulfilling.

Mushroom Skewers at Nan Tei

Two rooster thigh skewers, for instance, have been completely cooked with only a dab of soy and teriyaki sauce. A steal at £5. Karaage was a bigger dish at £8, the same sauce however the gentle batter gave this a unique dimension to the skewers. There are some extra ‘fascinating’ choices too, tongue skewers are all the time going to be a bit harder however a pleasant depth of beefy flavour that had been nicely seasoned with loads of pepper. At £4 for two sticks it might appear impolite to neglect the greens on the menu. Easy mushrooms, courgette and cherry tomato skewers are easy however a welcome change of tempo from the meats.

So subsequent time you may’t get in at you’re favorite spot don’t neglect locations which have been plugging away to little fanfare. You may simply be stunned how good it’s.

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