Recently we had the opportunity to experience a great UK concept featuring a Josper called Busaba Eathai in London. This concept was originated by Wagamama, Hakkasan and Yauatcha creator Alan Yau. For those of you who think the Josper is just for Spanish or Continental Cuisine, think again. This modern Thai eatery features a smart application of the Josper for their grilled menu. The Tamarind char-grilled duck was fantastic; the Josper taste pops, bringing the flavor of the duck to full bloom (note to reader: had to work that in, Busaba means flower in Thai – never miss a pun if it’s in two languages!).
A big thank you to Ken Winch of @SeftonHornWinch for introducing us to this great concept, and sharing a great meal with us at the Westfield Stratford City Busaba. For those unfamiliar with the locale, this restaurant sits literally at the gate to London’s new Olympic Park, situated in the heart of the London’s east end. Keep an eye out for it in the background of the TV coverage this summer. From Busaba’s front door you can clearly see the 115m tall sculpture ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Anish Kapoor, which has been chosen to be the 2012 London Olympics monument. Even through the confusion of construction and the fall twilight, it looked stunning. And, it’s 22 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty!
Busaba Eathai is not the only Josper user in London doing Asian cuisine. Hakkasan in Mayfair also uses a Josper and is one of 7 restaurants in London to receive a Michelin star in the most recent Red Guide, for the whole list see The Michelin Stars Are Out and the Jospers Are In.
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Want to see the Josper by Wood Stone live? Don’t miss the Josper by Wood Stone booth #5645 at the upcoming NRA show in Chicago (May 5th-8th)!