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Loose Connections - Jess at Tonkotsu

In celebration of our loose connections and the wonderful benefits they bring to our lives, we’re interviewing some of the very important people that you might meet if you work, live or visit Stratford.

The Stratford branch of Tonkotsu, a chain of Modern Japanese ramen bars in the heart of London, Brighton & Birmingham, is among the most exceptional eateries in the area due to the team’s hardworking spirit. We talk to Jess about the food, her colleagues and her favourite Stratford spots. On the menu are homemade noodles and broths alongside a selection of gyoza, sides, sake, cocktails and craft beer.

Hi Jess! Thanks for chatting to us. First up, describe Tonkotsu in 5 words please.

Family, delicious, slurpy, unique, fast.


And what's your favourite item on the menu?

 Prawn gyozas.


What’s something you can talk endlessly about?

Anything and everything, I talk non-stop.


What would you say makes your team exceptional?

The team are exceptional because they are hardworking, no matter what’s thrown at them.


Who makes you laugh the most?

Silviu, a chef here at Tonkotsu.


“The team are exceptional because they are hardworking, no matter what’s thrown at them.”

And something you can’t wait for?

The time I get to eat my gyozas!


Where’s your favourite spot to escape to in Stratford?

Any coffee place, or the shops at Westfield.


Who’s someone who inspires you?

My Operations Manager, Julia.


And time for a quick-fire round…

Sake or beer? Sake

Half full or half empty? Half full

Batman or superman? Batman

Curry or ramen? Curry

Starter or dessert? starter

English or Maths? English

Movie or tv show? Tv show (series)

Cooking or being cooked for? Being cooked for


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