Yo! Yo! Yo! Fresh Japanese food restaurant Yo! is celebrating the festive season with the launch of a brand new dish with vegan nuggets.
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of enjoying fried chicken at Christmas, YO! is bringing the trend to the UK with its brand-new fried chicken Christmas box, which it has also created a vegan version of.
The Festive Feast features chicken karaage – crispy Japanese fried chicken- fries and creamy slaw, whilst the vegan version of limited-edition box, the Vegan JFC Festive Feast (£8.50) includes vegan nuggets, YO! fries, a sweet and spicy chilli JFC dipping sauce, miso-coated sweetcorn and vegan mayo slaw.
According to the company, the new dish is inspired by Christmas in Japan as the holidays have “become synonymous with a bucket of fried chicken” and the dish is “enjoyed by millions of Japanese families from November through to Christmas Day.”
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Mike Lewis, Executive Chef at YO!, said: “We’re excited to bring a Japanese festive favourite to our menus this Christmas and we’re continuously looking for new ways to grow and expand our menu beyond sushi. We believe this unique addition, will be a huge hit with our guests.”
The Vegan JFC Festive Feas will be available to enjoy from 29thNovember to 31st December at selected Yo! Sushi locations including Harvey Nichols, Southbank, Finchley Road, Metro Centre, Plymouth, Southampton, London Selfridges, Manchester Selfridges Trafford, Birmingham Selfridges, Gatwick North Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Kiosk, YO! Kitchen and on Deliveroo.