So I’m really digging on Japanese food at the moment, and on a recent trip to Liverpool we went to Etsu which was delicious.
I had yasai gyoza (vegetable dumplings) for my starter and yasai tempura (vegetables in batter) for my main, all washed down with green tea served in those cute but slightly impractical tiny ceramic cups. Boyfriend went for sushimi as usual which, as far as I can see, is just fish on top of rice and not a patch on gyoza, but he liked it.
We finished the meal with a portion of mochi ice cream balls and another portion of maatcha ice cream. Mochi is yummy but odd, it has the consistency of chewing gum made out of flour but in a good way, these had ice cream inside but I’m not sure it totally worked as you had to bite right into the ice cream to eat them. The maatcha ice cream on the other hand was perfect, maatcha is super strong green tea and not the more pleasant thing to taste. The ice cream had just the right hint of maatcha flavour but was also sweet and really creamy like gelato.
For two starters, two mains, and two deserts we spent about £50, which I don’t think is bad.
It’s within walking distance of the waterfront which meant we could have a nice walk after dinner.