Gavin Greig (ggreig) wrote,
Gavin Greig
ggreig

Yorokobi

Travelling up to Aberdeen at the weekend, I went looking for Chef Jang. Scooting out of the train station, through the new Union Square mall with its gleaming, clinical Yo! Sushi, I walked briskly up the cobbles of Carmelite Street before poking my head around the door on the ground floor of Aberdeen Market, expecting to see the popular hole-in-the-wall.

Gone!

In its place, Mama’s Kitchen, which does look worth a visit in future for West Indian food, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. Mama told me that Chef Jang had moved to Huntly Street.

When I was first introduced to Chef Jang’s a few years ago, it was literally a hole in the wall. You could order your sushi or sashimi and your only option was to take it away. In time, it expanded into the unit next door,with three Formica benches you could sit at on plastic stools. It was aye busy and, crucially, no just with peely-wally Scottish chiels.

I eventually managed to find Huntly Street; up onto Union Street, head west and look for it on the North side. About half way up Huntly street (map), this is Chef Jang’s new commercial abode, Yorokobi by CJ (the web site’s “under construction” at the time of writing but  the link’s here for future reference):

Yorokobi by CJ, Huntly Street, Aberdeen

It’s a proper Japanese/Korean sit-down restaurant. The menu has expanded, and for those who indulge, it’s also licensed. I had soft shell crab, unaju, and green tea ice cream. A cup of miso soup was also served with the meal.

Soft shell crab Unaju - eel fillets in kabayaki sauce, with rice and pickles Green tea ice cream

Chef Jang’s food is simple but good (simple in the “elegant” sense!). Take away is still an option, for the sushi and sashimi. It’s not the cheapest – my meal was £22.85 – but it is enjoyable.

Tags: food, photography, travel
Subscribe

  • A March for Independence (in April)

    On Saturday, YES North East Fife organised a march across the Tay Bridge from Fife to Dundee followed by a rally in the City Square. It was…

  • State of the Union

    Two and a half years ago, almost to the day, I stopped blogging on political matters as the argument I cared about was over for the time. My last…

  • 20 Years

    On the first of October, it was 20 years since I started work at Insights, and today I got my fourth block signifying a period of 5 years…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments