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Sweet Broth on a Rainy Day

it was raining cats and dogs on a sunday and i could not think of anything better than a hot delicious soup to chase away the blues on such a gloomy day so we headed to kuretake

the taller than usual hot tea glass gave a warm welcome to one of my favorite japanese restaurant

we ordered the sukiyaki teishoku to satisfy my warm soupy craving


i just love this dish! the sweet broth, the tender beef, the soft butter like tofu and my favorite mushroom! yuuum!

i also love the fact that they let the diners mix the egg into the soup themselves

because as we all know i like egg dishes a little undercooked so plopping it in just as its about to be eaten is the way to go

the teishoku comes with a bowl of japanese rice, tiny bowls of japanese spices and mushrooms, a plate of sashimi

and chawan mushi

which just happens to be one of my favorite appetizer

the slices of sashimi included in the teishoku was not enough for us so we ordered another plate of assorted sashimi which had a couple of pieces of baby octopus, ika, maguro

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and of course my favorite salmon

and uni!
wow, this was particularly a treat because i dont get to eat this very often. the soft buttery flavor just melts in your mouth!

a delicious warm soup to chase the rainy gloom away…

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June 1, 2009 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. just mere looking at your japanese food photos here makes me drool! LOL. i so like sukiyaki especially if the beef on it is tender and thinly sliced.

    we haven’t tried kuretake yet, but one of my favorite japanese restos is UMU of dusit thani. sukiyaki and teppanyaki there were too good to be true! view my previous post on dusit thani on my site when you have time. thanks for posting this!

    Comment by docgelo | June 1, 2009 | Reply

    • hi doc! you should try kuretake, they have really good dishes evidenced by the many japanese people actually eating there. i have heard about umu and we are planning a trip there this june! i cant wait!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | June 1, 2009 | Reply

      • you may opt to enjoy family sunday brunch at dusit thani for PhP 1450 nett, inclusive of drinks and buffet spread from umu, tosca, benjarong and basix of dusit. we made umu as our “dining base” as we enjoyed those 4 restaurants! enjoy!

        Comment by docgelo | June 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. i love salmon sashimi… oh no! i’m starting to crave right now and it’s in the middle of the night… :/

    Comment by entrepgirl | June 1, 2009 | Reply

    • i love salmon sashimi as well, its one of the things i hoard when visit the buffet tables! hehehe!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | June 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Greetings again!
    I’m really impressed by the quality and the freshness!
    But I’m a bit confused: Where exactly in the world do you eat all these?
    Looking forward to reading your reply!LOL
    Cheers,
    Robert-Gilles

    Comment by dragonlife | June 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Robert! Im an avid fan of eating out here in the Philippines. My husband and i particularly love Japanese food, a taste acquired from his 1 year stay in Tokyo. Fortunately, there are several very good restaurants in our country that serve our favorite dishes!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | June 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. I am so craving any of these right now (especially the sashimi!) Where is Kuretake? My parents took us to a Japanese restaurant in Greenbelt but I can’t even remember the name or the ‘number’. 8-) Oh, how I wish I were back in Manila or Makati!

    Comment by Tangled Noodle | June 2, 2009 | Reply


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