14th September 20166
Healthy pan-Asian restaurant group Tootoomoo has opened in Islington, the company’s fourth north London site. Tootoomoo Islington, which is in St Paul’s Road, also offers takeaway, collection and delivery services and is described as a “relaxed, vibrant and fun Asian tapas restaurant, offering “authentic, open and honest ‘shophouses’ of Vietnam and Malaysia, cooking up quality street food inspired by Asian street markets”.
Named after an Indonesian folklore of a hungry giant, Tootoomoo is the brainchild of Philip McGuinness and executive chef Ricky Pang, where sharing plates take centre stage
Pang’s menu combines a fusion of Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese influences that create a unique Asian tapas. Dishes include shichimi squid, sushi, Thai green curry, duck with pancakes, lemongrass tiger prawns, and popcorn shrimp.
There is also an array of gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, while cocktails have a distinctive Asian twist, including the Caipirinha, which comes in a choice of lychee, mango, passion fruit, pineapple or chilli flavours. Tootoomoo’s other venues are in Crouch End, Whetstone and Highgate.