It’s almost autumn, and your plan for a summer-perfect body has yet to take hold. But the prospect of salad, salad, salad makes you want to eat another cupcake.
Go Japanese. Specifically, go to the new Sushi Cafelicious — the Golders Green cafe from the owners of Cafe Japan. The food is so tasty (and beautiful), you’ll barely notice it’s healthy.
Order at the counter and takeaway, or perch on a stool overlooking the chefs and nibble on delicate temari — sushi balls topped with shiitake mushroom, prawn, salmon or tuna. Our favourite: ikura (salmon roe) and rice served in half a lime. Also on the menu: sushi cups filled with organic brown rice and served with a shot of collagen jelly (it’s big in Japan).
There’s no soya sauce (too much sodium), so dress your rolls with teriyaki, spicy sesame or basil sauce. Take home a sushi cake — a mix of rice, vegetables, egg and green seaweed flakes. It won’t replace dessert, but you will be able to zip your jeans.
Sushi Cafelicious, 2 North End Road, NW11 7PH (020 8381 4704 or sushicafelicious.co.uk).
Photo: Courtesy of Sushi Cafelicious