If you were watching Saturday Kitchen this weekend you may have spotted Tonkotsu's executive chef Ken Yamada showcasing his new dish of seafood ramen. As he explains, the dish featuring king prawns, squid and clams is exclusive to their new Hackney restaurant which opens on Mare Street next week.
The seafood ramen joins okonomiyaki as a new dish at Mare Street in addition to the usual Tonkotsu and Tokyo Ramens, gyoza and chicken karaage.
The restaurant has room for 50 diners, and there's a full cocktail bar with 14 seats serving up a wide range of Japanese whiskies and full cocktail list including The Earl of Pittfield Street - Havana Club 3, Chase elderflower, cucumber, earl grey and mint - and a Sansho Sour - Tanqueray Export infused with sansho, maraschino liqueur, sugar, egg white and bitters.
Tonkotsu opens on 12 January 2015 at 382 Mare Street, E8 1HR. Opening hours will be 5-11pm daily. They'll be running a soft launch on Saturday 10th January and Sunday 11th January.