When east meets west
I love discovering new places, especially new food places. I live for exciting new finds, because we’re a family that loves to eat good food. Over Easter we were invited to visit the new Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and try out one of the many trendy restaurants that have popped up there. We decided to try out Tonkotsu, a very cool Japanese ramen place.
We started our visit wondering if the children would actually eat anything. Because whilst it was very up our (the adults) street, I wasnt sure if Ella and Louis would just ask for a bowl of chips. In fact we almost passed on Tonkotsu because I was convinced that they wouldn’t. But you know what, they did. They obviously picked up on the “if you’re anyone you need to eat here” vibes because they both got down with an Okosama (kiddie) bowl of ramen and even downed chopsticks to eat them. As did we with our very generous and hearty bowls of ramen, the most delicious ramen I’ve ever tasted I might add.
I mean so what if Louis just tried to stab everything with his chopsticks, its the effort that counts right? He slurped down some ramen, picked at some broccoli and totally got down with the mochi. Oh the mochi. Let me TELL you about the moochi. Little ice cream balls of guilt free heaven. Guilt free because they’re tiny and you can totally kid yourself that eating four of them in a row is perfectly reasonable, and the heaven bit, well that needs no explanation once you’ve tried them yourself.
The kids loved them so much that one portion of mochi quickly became two, which surely tells you all you need to know about the success of this trip. We even left with a bottle of chilli oil from Tonkotsu because it was that good.
This is a place that we will definitely be going back to. It’s family friendly, affordable and delicious. All the hallmarks of a good family friendly restaurant. So if you pass by this chain of Japanese ramen bars do yourself a favour and pop in. Believe me, your stomach and your family will thank me. It was well worth a visit to the redeveloped Battersea Power Station Circus West Village.
See more from our visit
You can watch our video from Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and Tonkosu if you fancy seeing a bit more from our vist. If you’d like more ideas on family friendly restaurants in in the South check out our review of The Wotton Hatch in Surrey.
Disclosure; we visited Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and Tonkotsu in exchange for a fair and honest review. However as always, all thoughts and options are my own.