The 100 best dishes in London 2012

Top 10: Walnut miso udon at Koya

Chosen by Time Out’s panel of reviewers, these ten dishes reflect the diversity of London’s dining scene. Explore our ten favourite dishes in the capital.


Explore our top 10 dishes in London

Ajo blanco at Copita Beef ribs at Duke’s Brew & Que Blood orange granita at Gelupo Goats’ cheese stuffed courgette flowers with lavender honey at Salt Yard Mussels with nduja and fennel at Elliot’s Poached rhubarb with coconut bread at Caravan Roasted aubergine with turmeric yoghurt and pomegranate seeds at Ottolenghi Sea bass ceviche at Ceviche Shortrib French dip at Hawksmoor bar Walnut miso udon at Koya
  • Walnut miso udon at Koya Walnut miso udon at Koya

    Walnut miso udon at Koya

    £11.50, Koya, 49 Frith Street, W1D 4SG

    Koya’s springy wheat noodles are made on the premises every day, and have remained consistently excellent since the place opened in 2010. Our favourite dish has to be the vegan ‘walnut miso’ udon: a ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ combination of intense nuttiness, in which sweet-salty red and white misos are mixed with walnut purée. Dissolve a small spoonful of the powerful paste mixture into the soup for each mouthful. Toppings might include seasonal mushrooms or hispi cabbage. Tip: it’s even better if you add the onsen tamago (literally ‘hot-spring egg’, slow-cooked) into the mix.

    Read Koya restaurant review