Japanese Scotch Egg: Tsuru Sushi, Bishopsgate

I’ve always found the concept of the lunch tweet a little weird. There are people on my Twitter feed who I have never met nor will ever meet, yet I know every lunchtime what they’re tucking into. I sigh and my finger hovers over the unfollow button which perhaps makes me a tad hypocritical as I found myself the other day sharing my lunch with Twitter. I felt a compulsion to tell people how good the Tsuru Scotch Egg is. Twitter listened and so I’m sharing it with you.

I can’t resist a Scotch Egg at the best of times whether hard boiled supermarket fare or freshly made and slightly runny. Add a Katsu curry sauce and rice and I’m anyones.


A shichimi sea salt mix with added kick provided a salty edge best washed down with a crisp Asahi. Whether the Scotch Egg has a Japanese equivalent I’m unsure (please comment if there is) but this is up there with the better pub efforts I’ve had and although the curry sauce sounds like a strange Asian twist on a classic it works.

Tsuru Sushi, 201 Bishopsgate (off Primrose Street), EC2 4AB

Japanese Scotch Egg: Tsuru Sushi, Bishopsgate