We tried the Belfast restaurant that went viral on social media for being "absolutely mindbendingly special'

Jumon can do absolutely no wrong in my eyes as a long time veggie - but the real test when I recently popped in for a slap-up meal was whether my young meat-eater would enjoy it as much as I do. And the answer, my friends, was a resounding YES!

And after viral food reviewer the Food review club described the food as "absolutely mindbendingly special", we knew we had to put it to the test.

From the small plates to the big eats and even the cocktails and dessert, every part of the meal was an out of this world flavour experience packed full of tastes and textures.

Who knew parsnips would make a delightful dip or that young meat lovers could enjoy eggplant tacos even more than their usual go-to on that front.

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In fairness, the youngster is really quite good when it comes to veggie fayre as they eat a lot more plants now because it's good for the planet - and the thing they tell me is that when you eat less meat, you taste everything else just that little bit more.

But they wholeheartedly took on the challenge of being as adventurous as possible when we sidled up to Jumon's cosy and very cool (yes, I know I'm old) restaurant on Fountain Street, Belfast for a sit down meal. The atmosphere was buzzing and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. And that all adds up to an amazing dining experience.

But when it comes down to it - let's be honest - it's all about the food and what we picked from the packed menu certainly didn't disappoint.

The cigar rolls, filled with yunnan eggplant and mozzarella, were to die for with their spicy dip and the Turnip & Doenjang Dip was soooooooooooo good I really need that recipe.

Then we went for a bit of Kkanpoong tofu - because I really love the stuff and you can do so much with it - and the sesame, miso mayo and cucumber & peanut pickle it came with started a party in my mouth.

Then we get back to those Mandu tacos - my God, they were good. We'd have gone for seconds had we not been keeping room for the amazing dark moon dessert which was a heavenly combination of chocolate and raspberries with sorbet and some crunchy nuggets of brownie thrown in. A perfect end to a perfect meal which we washed down very nicely with a ginger and cucumber mocktail and a not too mock spicy margarita.

Even if you are not hungry - I would go back for the cocktails alone - they are certainly among the best I have ever had in this city. While Trip advisor rates Jumon a solid 20 out of the 675 restaurants across Belfast - it's higher up the list for me and somewhere I would tell anyone to book - whether they eat meat or not.

The whole experience was great and I'd give it a 5 out of 5 because there was not one thing they could have done better. Keep up the good work lads! I'll be back.

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