New Treats from Osaka Osho and Wee Nam Kee

Osaka Ohsho in a Sukiyaki State of Mind This Rainy Season! Japan’s reknowned “King of Gyoza”, has a lot more to offer than their famous steamed & pan seared Japanese dumplings. This rainy season, Osaka Ohsho is in a Sukiyaki State of Mind with their NEW Sukiyaki Festival bannering two all NEW ... [Read More]

Nadal Fujisoba at BGC

You can't deny the strong presence of Japanese food in Manila. There's so many Japanese ramen franchises in the city that we don't have to travel far for a big bowl of hot noodles. I'm more of an udon and soba fan and I'm so happy that there is now specialty soba restaurant in ... [Read More]

Mecha Uma 2

Sometimes I get email or texts from people asking me to where to eat for a romantic dinner, special occasion, bring a balikbayan, etc. I have the same answer for all, Mecha Uma. My first time to eat there was last September 2014 and I was blown away by the food.  If you're a foodie ... [Read More]

12/10 Restaurant

I never say no to try a new restaurant (to me) specially one that serves Japanese inspired food.  ... [Read More]

Matcha in Manila

If my memory serves me right the first time I enjoyed matcha was Starbucks' matcha latte. Before that I never really gave thought to matcha. Now you know I'm obsessed. In Japan and Hong Kong it's easy to find good matcha drinks and food. In Manila it's like finding a needle in a haystack. I should ... [Read More]

Oedo Japanese Restaurant

Are you tired of all my posts about Japanese food yet? I hope not because you have to try Oedo Japanese restaurant in Banawe, Quezon City. ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Tsurutontan Udon at Haneda Airport

If there's one tip you should take from me it's go to Haneda airport early. Four hours before your flight should be enough to eat and shop at the numerous stores. I went with only enough time to eat so I missed out on the leisurely tax-free shopping.  ... [Read More]

Ooma Japanese Rice Bar at SM Mega Fashion Hall

The other night I was invited to try out Ooma, a restaurant I've been waiting to open at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Why? Because Chef Bruce Ricketts is behind it. He's also the same chef at my favorite Mecha Uma.  ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Ningyocho Imahan Ginza

What do you do when you go to Tokyo? You EAT! I've eaten sushi, yakiniku, udon, ramen and this time I was going to eat good sukiyaki.  ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Fuunji Tsukemen Ramen

When you search for the best ramen in Tokyo, Fuunji appears in most lists. This small eatery in Shinjuku is very popular for its tsukumen style ramen.  ... [Read More]