Lunch at Ukokkei Ramen Ron

When a picture of a closed Ukokkei spread around Facebook and you could almost hear gasps of shock and dismay jump out of the comments section. The only thing that went through my mind was, “I haven’t even tried it.” You see I’m not much of a ramen fan. I could go years without aContinue reading “Lunch at Ukokkei Ramen Ron”

Dinner at BBQ Republic

For the past couple of months every time I passed by Wilson St. or whenever I go to Animal House I’d see the sign of BBQ Republic. From the logo I surmised it would be one of those chicken / pork barbecue with java rice kind of place. When I went there a week agoContinue reading “Dinner at BBQ Republic”

Dinner at Tanabe Japanese Restaurant

Before watching Lady Gaga’s concert last May we went to Mall of Asia for dinner. Deb asked me where I wanted to eat. I asked her if the Japanese restaurant I ate at when Mall of Asia was newly opened was still around. She excitedly said, “Yes, Tanabe is still open!” To say I wasContinue reading “Dinner at Tanabe Japanese Restaurant”

Dinner at Mangetsu Japanese Fusion Restaurant

When Fran suggested we have dinner with Jin and Paul at the new branch of Mangetsu in Jupiter st. I happily said yes. I’ve eaten at Mangetsu at it’s old location at Mile Long and loved the food but not the place. The lighting and interiors were a million times better. They sell sake from P245 to P320Continue reading “Dinner at Mangetsu Japanese Fusion Restaurant”

Sunday Lunch at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant

I seldom go all the way to Roxas Boulevard just to eat but since it was a Sunday traffic was very light so it was a quick and easy drive to get to Manila Diamond Hotel where we had lunch with a big group of friends at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant.This was my first time toContinue reading “Sunday Lunch at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant”

Dinner at Toro Restaurant and Bar

It was the almost the last day of 2011 and the holiday rush was over and we wanted to get together. We also wanted to celebrate our friend’s birthday.Tisay suggested we eat at Toro a Japanese-Mexican fusion restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. The place was empty when we got there at 8:40 pm but weContinue reading “Dinner at Toro Restaurant and Bar”

Lunch at Yabu: The House of Katsu

Recently my friend Michelle invited me to try out her brother John’s new restaurant, Yabu at SM Megamall’s Atrium. I went there for lunch on  a weekday with Rochelle. The place was full and there were even a couple of tables with Japanese diners. Warning: I broke my diet to eat here. And yes I’mContinue reading “Lunch at Yabu: The House of Katsu”

Lunch at Morimoto, Napa

On my second and last day in Napa I chose to eat at Morimoto since my cousin Sidney and Mary couldn’t stop raving about the food there. There were so many excellent restaurants in Napa but I really wanted to try Morimoto since Masaharu Morimoto is my all-time favorite Iron Chef for both the JapaneseContinue reading “Lunch at Morimoto, Napa”