Mod-Japanese restaurant Ohayo Mama San has recently opened in Somerset, with a fusion menu that shows off their creativity. While not the first to bend the rules of traditional Japanese fare, this colourful diner certainly puts their own spin on things.
Try the Foursome Crabmeat Nori Tacos ($20 for four), a hard taco shell with a crabmeat filling and smear of green ebiko. Don’t expect fresh crab at this price point, it’s a garden-variety surimi mixed with mayo – but in any case, a large dollop of surimi. The riceless rolls ($24) are exactly how they sound: sushi rolls, with no rice, a viable order for those on a keto diet. If the lack of rice gets to you though, there are still regular sushi rolls like the Pink Lady ($20), a panko-fried shrimp roll with cream cheese and ume mayo.
Ohayo Mama San also has quite the lengthy selection of drinks, ranging from cocktails to sake. As an all-day diner, they’re also open for brunch and afternoon tea.