I asked my long time Japanese foodie friend Atsushi to guest post and write about his favorite Japanese restaurant in Manila. Enjoy this educational post about Japanese food in Manila! (image credit: Sepavo) Being a Japanese living in the Philippines, the most frequently asked question is “Where’s the best Japanese restaurant“. As it sounds like an … Continue reading MANILA’S BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS according to a Japanese Foodie! @Visit_Japan
Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014! OSAKA OHSHO is a Japanese chain established in 1969. They have branches in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Korea and now in the Philippines, courtesy of the Relish-Group, known for bringing in the Wee Nam Kee franchise to Manila. I like how the Manila restaurant scene is shifting … Continue reading OSAKA OHSHO Philippines: How Does the World’s #1 Gyoza Taste Like? @SMMegaMall
The Battle for the Best Tonkatsu is heating up in Manila! Here are our favorites so far in 2014… 1. KATSU SORA KATSU SORA is the premium Katsu restaurant of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Group, offering 4 kinds of premium pork tonkatsu — Spanish Iberico, Japanese Kurobuta, Spanish Shimofuri, and Canadian Sakura Pork. Also, what makes the Katsu Sora experience unique is … Continue reading TONKATSU WARS: The Battle for the Best Tonkatsu in Manila in 2014!
TONKATSU by Terazawa is a Japanese Katsu Restaurant by Chef Akinori Terazawa from Nagoya, Japan, franchised locally by The Bistro Group. It’s a rebranded concept of Ma Maison Japanese restaurant in Greenbelt 2, focusing solely on Chef Terazawa’s specialty, which is the Tonkatsu. Here’s our TONKATSU by Terazawa experience…
KIMUKATSU is a Japanese Katsu franchise specializing in a 25-layered select pork cutlet Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu. Manila is the 5th international restaurant after a branch in Hawaii, 2 branches in LA, California, and one in Seoul, South Korea. In Japan, Kimukatsu has 19 branches. Looks like the Tonkatsu War is heating up in Manila. Here’s our Kimu Katsu … Continue reading KIMUKATSU: 25-layered Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu 🙂
KATSU SORA is the premium Katsu restaurant of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Group, offering 4 kinds of premium pork tonkatsu — Spanish Iberico, Japanese Kurobuta, Spanish Shimofuri, and Canadian Sakura Pork. Also, what makes the Katsu Sora experience unique is the introduction of the Buffet Bar of Salad, Japanese Rice, and Japanese Miso Soup. “Sora” means … Continue reading KATSU SORA’s Premium Iberico Tonkatsu & RAMEN SANTOUKA’s Shin-Aji Motsu Ramen!
OGETSU HIME is a Japanese A la Carte Restaurant specializing in Sushi/Sashimi, Teppanyaki, and Table-side Sukiyaki Cooking. Its name literally means “Goddess of Food” and is from the proponents of Saisaki and Sambokojin. Here’s our Ogetsu Hime experience at the Sky Park in SM Aura Premier…
KICHITORA is a ramen chain concept by Filipino and Japanese partners, which opened its first branch in Shibuya, Tokyo and subsequently in SM Megamall about a year ago. Just recently, they opened another branch in Glorietta 5. The name “Kichitora” literally means “Lucky Tiger”. I often ask foodies what their favorite ramen is and Kichitora … Continue reading KICHITORA: Paitan Ramen Zenbu no Se and Tan Tan Mien! @KichitoraPH
RAMEN DAISHO offers ramen that may not only be familiar in name but also in taste. Daisho comes from a coined word meaning dai=”big”, sho=”fly” or “fly high”. Their ukokkei (“Silkie” chicken) ramen recipe is the same recipe bought by the Ukokkei Ramen Ron owners years ago from Japanese Master ChefFunatsu Yasuhiko, helping start the ramen craze here … Continue reading RAMEN DAISHO: Ukokkei Ramen without the Drama 🙂
RAMEN NAGI offers a gourmet version of ramen that is hailed as the best in Tokyo. It has been awarded the top spot in the National Ramen of the Year Competitions for the last two years (2011 and 2012). In Hongkong, the Ramen Nagi franchise is known as BUTAO, after its popular signature ramen, which Filipinos line … Continue reading RAMEN NAGI “BUTAO”: Gourmet Ramen now in Manila! @SMAuraPremier