Stand on the bar of The Volunteer Tavern between now and October 31 and you could possibly order a packet of crisps along with your pint – or an award-winning roast on Sundays – however there’s now a full menu of Japanese ‘soul meals’ on supply courtesy of the pub’s new Tsukemono pop-up.
An incredible Japanese restaurant has simply opened within the final place you’ll anticipate in Bristol
Fairly than nibble on a packet of Mini Cheddars, you possibly can absorb the beer with kimchi fried rice Scotch eggs, Katsu-Kare-Don Japanese curry and even Okonomiyaki – a Japanese ‘pizza’ made with cabbage pancakes topped with Asian mayo, bonito flakes, seaweed and okonomi sauce.
Tsukemono is run by Japanese meals fans Iris Hable and Adam Hartshone, who warmed up for this pop-up on the BS5 Market in St George.
The menu on supply at The Volunteer Tavern options up to date Japanese classics in addition to some uncommon twists on traditional bar snacks resembling Kare-Pan ‘curry bread’ (a cross between a pasty and a doughnut, stuffed with vegan Japanese curry and deep-fried in panko crumbs).
Different highlights embrace Kara-Age (Japanese fried hen topped with wasabi mayo and kimchi on the aspect) and Waraji-Katsu (panko-crumbed pork cutlet topped with sesame-miso sauce served with rice, shredded cabbage and mustard).
Additionally on supply are the couple’s signature home made pickles and numerous vegetarian and vegan choices. The costs are inexpensive, too, with small bites beginning at simply £2 a pop and mains from as little as £6.