Introducing Pen Yen at Shoreditch House
The Soho Farmhouse restaurant takes up permanent residency at our east London House. Here, we take a look at some of the standout dishes
Photography by Ed Schofield
Our newly opened izakaya-style restaurant at Shoreditch House is a shrine to the best of Japanese cuisine. Browse through the menu and you’ll find mix and match otsumami small plates, gyoza, crispy fried tempura, charcoal-grilled meats, and the classic repertoire of sushi. ‘Pen Yen is an eatery where you can find lots of small plates of really good food,’ says head chef Kerry Chan. ‘We’ve brought lots of different flavours to these dishes so that members can expand their palates and enjoy the many styles of cooking.’
Standout items include the robata wood-fired mains: tender black cod served with a sharp saikyo miso dip, melt-in-your mouth sticky pork ribs with ginger and garlic, tofu steak with a sweet soy glaze, and baby chicken drizzled in a spicy den miso sauce.
‘In Japanese cooking, we use binchotan charcoal as it’s able to hold the heat for longer, so that the cooking of the food is also almost slow cooked and lightly charred in flavour,’ says Chan. Elsewhere, there is the signature ebi ten maki rolls with avocado and prawns, seared aubergine with a spicy kick of ponzu sauce, vegetable and prawn tempura, and gyozas that pack both flavour and punch.
Stick to the classics or be adventurous, the choice is yours.
To view the full menu, click here.