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Weekend Food Choices Week 56: Eating at the Sushi Bar

Last weekend Hubby decided he would take me on a lunch date

Century Park’s Tsukiji is known for its deliciously fresh sushi so when hubby heard about this offer, he called for a reservation right away

When we got to Tsukiji, i was surprised we were ushered to the sushi bar

you see, we haven’t eaten at a sushi bar since we were in tokyo and that doesn’t even count since it was at a kaiten sushi bar! so you could imagine my heart suddenly skip a beat when i saw Itamae Seiko Yamasaki behind the counter. As we walked slowly to the bar, i tried to rack my brain on sushi bar etiquette *faint*

luckily, a couple of weeks ago i came across an interesting article on the proper way of ordering at a sushi bar…

Some say eating sushi is not just an experience but a ritual. At the bar, we were served hot green tea with our oshibori (hot towel). After we were settled, our sushi chef asked us what we wanted. When he saw we couldn’t make up our minds on what to order first, he said in broken English that he would take care of our sushi orders.

The proper response to the sushi chef’s question should have been “Omakase” which means “its up to you”, that the order will be decided by the itamae since of course he knows what the best and freshest ingredients for the day are

and that’s just what we got!

Itamae Seiko Yamasaki and his assistant made perfect sushi that were so delicious!!

just looking at our photos make me want to get another reservation next weekend!

Tsukiji’s offer comes with clear broth

subtly delicious, just right not to over power the sushi

it also comes with chawanmushi, a steamed egg custard that is one of my staple orders when we eat japanese food

now back to the sushi…

Our itamae made us more comfortable by making small talk. He said that sushi could either be eaten with chopsticks or using your bare fingers and that the best way (the proper way) to eat one is to roll it on its side like so…

then dip the fish in the shoyu like so…

according to him, the rice should never be dipped as it will be soaked and the sushi will be ruined…interesting…

as i was happily soaking in the new info i learned from our sushi chef, my favorite sushi were served

Uni

and Unagi

when i had a chance i made sure i ordered more uni!
so delicious! I could eat these all day!!!

Lunch was completed with a slice of green tea ice cream cake

the light flavor was a great dessert for the wonderful lunch!

Tsukiji’s all you can eat sushi starts at 11:30 and ends at 2pm for lunch. I know they also offer this for dinner but my full tummy just took over and i completely forgot to ask what time they serve dinner…

as we took our time and enjoyed our lunch, it was almost 2pm when we finished. Our chef thanked us for dining and gave us the customary bow that concluded our delicious lunch date.

Tsukiji
Century Park Hotel
Malate, Manila

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July 11, 2011 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience, Weekend Food Choices | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. informative! i learned something from this post,doc mitzi.
    arigato! haha…
    like you and your husband, i like sushi too but despite i have enjoyed authentic ones in tokyo too last year, i usually don’t care much on how to eat it properly.
    but after this post, i’m like a kid with something new between my ears, haha!

    Comment by docgelo | July 12, 2011 | Reply

  2. WOW thats way way better than Kabuki. Do they serve seaweed salad ? Look so tempting.
    Love to go there someday. Sushi favorites.

    Comment by Mom | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi docgelo! im glad you liked the post =)

    mom, why am i not surprised you still love seaweed salad?! hehehe! everything was delicious! we’ll go there on your next visit ;)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  4. I dont know why I saw this post only now?! I hope this is a running “promo” I hope to be able to try this soon! and yes, it does look fresh! all of it!

    Comment by JodiesMommy | July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • hi jodiesmommy! i think they offer this until august if im not mistaken so go go go! its like the best meal ever!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | July 18, 2011 | Reply


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