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Sushi dinner for my brother’s birthday.

Nice Jap feel.

Faux wooden tabletops. Cute persimmon chopstick rest.

The Japanese sushi chefs on display led us to order mostly sushi and sashimi. (we should've stuck to that)

The nice earthenware made the food pop out.

Hamachi and tuna. Look at that color on the fish. So fresh!

More assorted freshness.

Beautiful rolls of spicy tuna. I like when you can still tell the rice grains apart.

Beef tendon. Lacked some punch.

Loved the glistening jap rice!

My brother was feeling adventurous and went for the ramen pizza. Funny dish. I was surprised how it held together so well.

Grilled jack with radish and ponzu dip. Not bad.

Butterfly garnish made out of beetroot. Effort!!

Cleansing our palates with this nice vanilla ice cream topped with red bean paste and green tea syrup.

Happy birthday brotha!

38 Jupiter St, Bel-Air Village
Makati City, Metro Manila
T: +632 478 3292

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Japanese, Sashimi



We were treated to a fine Japanese dinner to celebrate one of our closest friend’s birthday.

Total seafood indulgence.

Celebratory Extra Dry Prosecco di Valdobbiadene to pair with our seafood dishes.

Kani Salad. Height!

Assorted Sashimi.

I forgot what this Sushi roll was.

Ebi Tempura.

Perfect short grains.

Grilled Cod in Teriyaki Sauce.

How I like my rice, heavily sprinkled with Togarashi.

Sauteed Oysters.

Enoki Mushrooms.


While finishing our second bottle, we received fruit platters even if we were hoping for some complimentary green tea ice cream.

"isang scoop lang naman e!"

So we just made watermelon cocktails, giving a fruity punch after downing the dry Prosecco. So refreshing!

Happy birthday siiis!! 🙂

Mezzanine Level, Edsa Shangri-la Hotel
1 Garden Way
Ortigas Centre
Mandaluyong City 1650, Philippines
T: +632 633 8888

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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Asian, Fine Dining, Japanese, Prosecco, Sashimi



Our friend randomly discovers this Japanese place that serves almost only Tonkatsu.

Nice interiors with a high ceiling make the small place look bigger.

The light curtains give a sense of privacy.

The tools arrive. Suribachi bowl, surikogi (pestle), stirrer and chopsticks.

I love how it's interactive. You can work it to your liking.

The rough ridges inside this sturdy bowl help grind the seeds to a fine powder. Our whole table suddenly exuded sesame fumes.

Stirring in Tonkatsu sauce. The ground sesame give a depth of flavor and texture.

Some Miso soup to warm up our empty tummies.

Some of my favorite Edamame to pop.

Some very fresh Salmon Sashimi with very good wasabi.

Soft shelled crab.

The platter: Prawns, porkloin, porkchop and oysters. Batter overload.

You'd expect the tenderloin to be dry, but this came out surprisingly moist. I topped it with mustard which cleared every air passage in my body. Rilly.

Unlimited coleslaw you could dress to freshen the palate.

My favorite was the massive oyster that will simply burst in your mouth once you get past the perfectly crunchy layer.

The group minus Ed.

Tonkichi – Tonkatsu Seafood
Shop L401, 4/F, The ONE,
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
T: +852 2668 0282