Tokyo: Tempura Tsunahachi

Tsunahachi Ginza- Clam Tempura-002

Just like my previous post Tsunahachi is also located at the top floor of a department store, Matsuya in Ginza. Tsunahachi is very popular for their tempura. Even though tempura isn't my favorite Japanese food I wanted to try the difference with the tempura in Manila.  ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Choutoku (長徳) Udon

Choutoku Udon Ginza- Hot Udon and Tempura ¥1,980-001

I have a tip for those going to Japan. When you don't know where to eat go to the top floor of departments stores and you will find a lot of restaurants to choose from. I noticed this in both Tokyo and Osaka. ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Sushi Bun (鮨文) at Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market - Sushi Bun-017

On our second day in Tokyo we walked to Tsukiji Market to have sushi for brunch. We went around 9:00 am. ... [Read More]

Tokyo: Kyushu Jangara Ramen 九州じゃんがら

Kyushu Jangara Ramen-016

My friends were so hungry from their inadequate CX airplane meal that as soon as we dropped off our luggage at Courtyard Tokyo Ginza Hotel we went in search of food. ... [Read More]

Le Petit Soufflé

Le Petit Soufflé

After lunch at Seryna we moved to Century City Mall to have dessert at the newly opened French-Japanese inspired Le Petit Soufflé.  ... [Read More]

Seryna at Little Tokyo

Seryna- Goten Mori (5 kinds sashimi) P640-001

Seryna in Little Tokyo in Makati has been nominated as Manila's best Japanese restaurants for many years since they opened in 2006. Visiting their restaurant you will always see a good mix of Japanese nationals, tourists and locals. This was only my second time to eat at Seryna.  ... [Read More]

Mendokoro Ramenba

Mendokoro Ramenba

Ramen Yukoshen has been hailed as the best ramen in Manila by a lot of people and that's quite an achievement considering it's homegrown in a market flooded with Japanese imports. The problem is it's in Alabang that's why I haven't tried it. When I heard they opened a branch in Salcedo Village it ... [Read More]

Coco Ichibanya Curry House Philippines


Popular Japanese curry house Coco Ichibanya finally opened their first branch in the Philippines at the Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons along Shaw Boulevard. My friends and I got a preview a few days before they opened to the public. ... [Read More]

Osaka: Okonomiyaki at Negiyaki Yamamoto

Negiyaki Yamamoto Umeda Est-ten

I purposely didn't reserve any restaurant for our last night in Osaka. It gave us a chance to walk around Umeda where our hotel was located. It was funny that all our previous meals were located in Namba when there were so many restaurants in Umeda too.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kigawa

Kigawa Asai, Osaka

When planning for my trip to Osaka I knew I wanted to eat in a traditional kappo ryori which means sitting around a counter with the chefs behind it cooking meticulous dishes, slicing sashimi and preparing multiple courses.  ... [Read More]