Part of the Bone Daddies empire, which has not impressed me what-so-ever, I didn't have high expectations for the food except for their famous s'mores.
But far from the food I'd tasted at Bone Daddies Ramen Bar and Shackfuyu, Flesh and Bun was on another level. It was authentic, creative, and flavours balanced so well they oozed finesse. There were lots of creativeness in all the dishes from the sauce combinations to the pickles used and the desserts were just stunning.
On a girly night out, the 4 of us enjoyed the food so much that we cleared every dish and we had ordered enough to feed 6!
Then came our 'flesh' to go with our buns. We ordered the crispy duck, crispy piglet belly, sirloin steak and salmon teriyaki. Buns and salad comes separately on the side.
And now for desserts! Desserts were so hard to choose, we all wanted something different on the menu so we ended up with a dessert each and sharing it together.
Mochi ice cream in 3 flavours. The mango was my favourite whilst the girls polished off the chocolate and the other flavour which I've now forgotten.
Chocolate fondant with matcha ice cream. The chocolate fondant perfectly executed; warm, cakey, with chocolate oozing out from the middle. Paired with the slightly bitter matcha ice cream, it's a dessert match made in heaven.
But the star of the evening had to be the s'mores of course! Homemade passion fruit marshmallow toasted on a dramatic and spectacular personal flaming pit.
The marshmallow was absolutely divine. Tangy, sweet and melty from the fire, we managed to make it catch fire on the table and it dribbled everywhere before somehow slipping it onto the chocolate biscuits and transporting the whole thing to our mouths. So much fun and such a yummy dessert.
The bill came to around £40 per person (no alcohol) which I thought was great value for money considering the quality of the food and the master skills of the chefs. From starters to mains to desserts, there was so much goodness in the flavour pairings, yet non were overwhelming (the majority) and all shone in their own way.
I cannot wait to come back again for another meal.
41 Earlham Street