East Dulwich Supper Club at fifty seven by Suzanne James featuring Japanese Chef Kai Wong.
Kaishin was born of a love and passion for Japanese cuisine. The simplicity, precision, and craft drew him into the fold. Since 1999 he had moved around numerous city jobs that were comfortable yet uninspiring. Over a decade later he finally plucked up the courage to start his journey afresh. From dishwashing, to pouring tea, and brewing stocks to grasping the sharpest blade he has come to understand what meaning every aspect of a chef’s repertoire has and is still doing that today.
The Japanese have a saying: “If you live by the sea, eat fish from the sea, if you live in the mountains, eat river fish."
Now Kai creates dishes back in the local neighbourhood that he has lived in since moving to London. Harnessing ingredients with the respect and love for true Japanese cuisine from great local businesses like Minicrops of Deptford and The Proud Sow butchers of Crofton Park. All the fish is sourced from line-catches in Billingsgate or a great supplier in Cornwall that will ship whatever is in season within hours of hitting the shores. Kai does not simply sprinkle Japanese imports on a plate like so many fad restaurants do these days. If he can’t find Yellowtail he chooses not to use it rather than buy it from Japan.
Kaishin represents the skilful art, yet also the mindfulness of sourcing the best sustainable ingredients put together, simply and with authenticity. He endeavours to portray this through his private events and supper clubs.
A selection of Canapes:
Endamame with Chilli Nori Salt
Beech & Meadow Hay Smoked Salmon Parfait with Wasabi Pea Puree
White Fish Tempura with Shisho Tartare Sauce
Sashimi with home-blended soy
Agadashi Tofu & Japanese Mushrooms
Chicken Teriyaki with marinated Burnt Aubergine
Sushi (5 pieces)
Please be aware that this menu includes:
With it's original Victorian Shop Front fifty seven is a unique and historic venue, situated in the heart of leafy East Dulwich, it offers clients a bespoke private event space for up to 24 guests seated and up to 40 standing.
A fun and relaxed evening, where you will get the opportunity to enjoy some amazing food and quite possibly to make some new friends too!
Come alone, come with friends, come with your partner, you are guaranteed to have a good time and will leave looking forward to your next visit!
House Rules: * No smoking.
* Dedicated baby change facilities on-site
* The event is held in a residential area ... so please leave quietly to minimise disruption to our neighbours (thank you!)