A couple of week’s ago I went out for dinner with some friends to MNKY HSE. MNKY HSE is a Latin American Restaurant in Mayfair, London.
I will say this now, unless you are willing to spend a fair amount of your hard earned coin for uniquely flavoured small plates, this is probably not the restaurant for you. With that being said, every penny was worth it!
We started the evening with some cocktails, MNKY Btch and San Abello Sauvignon Blanc as the small plates began to float in.
Yellow Tail Aguachile with Orange, Ginger, Passion Fruit and Jicama
Chu Toro Tartar (Spanish Bluefin Tuna, Yuzu Soy, Crispy Quinoa)
Rock Shrimp Tempura (Tajin, Spicy Mayo)
The combination of the Yellow Tail Aguachile with the fruity-like dressing was incredible and tasted somewhat refreshing. I would have never paired Tuna with Quinoa, however this was perfection! The Bluefin Tuna melted in your mouth whilst the Crispy quinoa gave it that little bit of crunch and texture! Rock Shrimp Tempura was equally delicious.
Prawn Ceviche Tostada (Guacamole, Valentina Chipotle Sauce, Coriander)
Wagyu Beef Brisket Tacos (Smoked Australian Wagyu Beef, Guacamole, Epic Morita)
Carnitas de Pato (Duck Confit, Tomatillo Sauce, Coriander, Corn Tortillas)
MNKY Blk Cod (48hrs Marinated W/t Miso, Chillies)
Glazed Baby Chicken & MNKY Lamb Chops
Although tasty, the tacos and tostada’s were not particularly amazing in relation to the other small plates. The MNKY Blk Cod was devine and one of the favourites. The Baby Glazed Chicken and Lamb Chops were both full of flavour and easy to eat.
To finish off, as though we needed even more to eat after the numerous plates already consumed, we decided to get a couple of desserts. The Smoked Chocolate Fondant and Pumpkin Brûlée – so glad we ordered these! They were beautifully light and finished within seconds!
Smoked Chocolate Fondant (Smoked Chocolate, Cherry Ripple Ice Cream)
Pumpkin Brûlée (Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Pecan Biscuit)
Overall, MNKY HSE was a one of a kind experience and definitely worth trying out!