‘High-calibre’ Pan-Asian Cocochan off Bond Street
By Aku Fu
Walking down a small hidden alleyway opposite Bond St. station, you’ll reach St Christopher’s Place where there’s a funky crossroads of shops and restaurants, with one called Cocochan – a Pan-Asian cuisine of high calibre.
The owners told us that everything was halal except for the duck.
As to the restaurant, then it’s a typically small, dark and mood-lit, with good, attentive service, and food that was outstanding.
Succinctly then, we have these chilli squid, which though worth getting twice, isn’t anything you haven’t had before, along with large and meaty tempura tiger prawns.
This was followed by a chicken satay which was tasty.
And some flavoursome dumplings.
As to the Thai green curry, then we loved it. It’s as good as it gets.
Creamy and full of that lemon grass kaffir lime leaf and coconuty flavour, this is certainly worth it.
The jasmine rice for £3.50 was pretty good too.
We also got two lunch boxes.
The meat box was good with chicken teriyaki and rice, and very tender lamb cutlets. Recommended!
The sushi box on the other hand was satisfactory.
As for the pepper beef sirloin main with side noodles, then in a word or two: shockingly good!
The meat was soft and tender, making you wonder how they got it so soft, with the sauce tangy and worth wiping clean.
38-40 James St,
London W1U 1EU