Tootoomoo is a fabulous Pan-Asian restaurant, which combines Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese influences, based in North London, in various locations such as Whetstone, Highgate, Islington and Crouch End.
It can be hard to find a good pan-asian restaurant outside of central London and so I was so glad to discover this restaurant in North London.
The Whetstone one is closest to where I live and so I tried it out with Amit, on a Sunday evening. First impressions were very positive and I loved the interiors, decor and colourful and vibrant theme. The staff had huge smiles on their faces and made you feel very welcome.
We sat down in a lovely corner of the restaurant, which was starting to get busy, and went through the menu. I was really impressed to find that they have lots of Vegetarian and Gluten free options available.
The menu is divided up into sections such as Tapas style small Plates, Sushi, Sashimi & Salads, chicken, beef, prawn, fish, vegetarian, sides and signature dishes. The restaurant also does takeaway which is fantastic for me! Everything is very healthy, made from fresh ingredients and sounds delectable.
To nibble on we started with Edamame with sea salt. How addictive are edamame! This was delicious and pleasantly salty.
Next up was a selection of plates starting with Schichimi Squid with a sweet chilli sauce. This was so delicious and with a nice crunchy texture. It was seasoned really well and a very good portion.
Our final sharing plate was Crispy smoked chicken. This came with a side of spicy mayo and it was so flavoursome and I love the garnish of spring onion and red chilli that came on top of it.
For the intermediate course, we had a Duck and Watermelon salad. This was so refreshing and we were starting to get so full by this point. The food was so fresh and the ingredients were clearly of a very high quality.
For mains we had a steamed seabass fillet with soy, chilli, ginger, mushrooms. bok choi and sesame oil. This was superb and well cooked. It tasted so fresh and the combination of all the ingredients made it a really dreamy dish.
We also had a Chicken Rendang curry with rice. This had a lovely kick to it and was so tasty. By now we were so full we couldn’t fit dessert in but the choices on the menu looked amazing. An excuse to go back nevertheless!
I was so impressed with the entire meal and I am glad that we have a Pan-Asian gem in our neighbourhood. It is such a fun venue to go for a meal with friends and family or even on a date night. I will definitely be back for the Mojito and the food, which was very enjoyable.
The prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent. The menu is explained really well and the cocktails are delicious. If you live in North London, it is definitely one to try out.
For more information go to: https://www.tootoomoo.co.uk
My meal was complimentary but all views are my own.