Following your dreams is a fine idea, though it's best to stop before you actually do end up in your former classroom, naked and unable to do simple algebra. Following theirs of stuffing you with delicious oriental food, the couple behind Mushu.
Currently soft-open for an official Monday door swing, Mushu's the longtime ambition of husband-and-wife former office workers who escaped the grind to launch this brightly minimalist open-kitchen diner serving up fast-casual Taiwanese -- Chinese and Japanese slightly transformed by local traditions, because nothing adds spice like kind of declaring independence. Sino-origin staples include pan-fried potstickers & pork/beef/kimchi water dumplings, hefty slow-cooked "Lion's Head" pork balls, and Spicy Ja Jiang noodles topped with "minted sauce" and "carrots for a crunch", though as we've learned from this crunch, being minted is slightly more helpful. Japanese belly-fillers see daily-changing sushi, plus seared tuna Tataki, crispy panko-coated chicken katsu curry, and prawn, chicken, or veg stir-fried noodle "Yaki Soba", though Yaki's propensity to speak in the 3rd person is even more hilarious when "Yaki Wasted".
The constantly evolving menu will be updated according to customer preference, with immediate plans for more Korean -- a disturbing reminder that you're the Seoul adult in this class, and everyone's laughing at your not-so-long division.
Published: September 3, 2010 at 2:00am EDT
53 Warren Street Fitzrovia
London, W1T 5NL
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