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discoveries after the wedding bells

kampai

As i was browsing through japanese food reviews of manila, i realized that ive never eaten in half of the restaurants described as the best japanese places in town (and i call myself a japanese food enthusiast!). So when i was asked where i wanted to eat last night i said i would put my trust in the chef (omakase)

There are actually 3 branches of omakase, 1 in tomas morato, another in alabang and the 3rd in eastwood. Being pasig dwellers we headed to the intrepid building right across the accropolis gate on e rodriguez.

Frankly the place didnt look like my kind of good eats, the parking outside was crowded & flanked by a lot of pedestrians lining up for the 207M lotto and those trying to get on a commuter jeep. Luckily the guard pointed us to basement parking spaces right after ministop where you could enter the building avoiding the crowd.

Omakase is situated at the 2nd floor and upon entering, i knew we would not be getting fastfood versions of japanese food. Oh joy!

we started with the JCS maki platter

JCS maki platter

JCS maki platter

this is named so because it contains the jurassic maki, the seabreeze maki and the crazy maki.

of course i had to order their sukiyaki

sukiyaki

sukiyaki

they wonderfully brought the bowl of my favorite soup with the egg still intact and that made me happy. some japanese restaurants would serve it with the egg already in the bowl and thus the egg would already have been cooked. something i dont like. the soup however was not the best ive had. it could have been better.

for the main course i had ordered the tofu steak

tofu steak

tofu steak

this was delicious! the steak rolled around the soft tofu was thin and tender.

japanese fried rice

japanese fried rice

hubby ordered tempura

mixed tempura

mixed tempura

and my father in law ordered rib eye

japanese rib eye

japanese rib eye

any meal would not be complete without dessert so we had scoops of ice cream to top off dinner

green tea ice cream

green tea ice cream

coffee jelly topped with vanilla ice cream

coffee jelly topped with vanilla ice cream

overall, omakase is a place you’d want to go to if love maki and want good japanese food thats affordable but not run of the mill.

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it was a good and satisfying dinner

warm sake

warm sake

kampai

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

thoughts on a sunny day

I was so restless yesterday morning trying to sit still and absorb the lines on the pages of my book. Sounds of various conversations, some interesting, some annoying. Thoughts of being mobile independently, getting a good work out, lunch dates with long lost friends and travel filled my head. A good view of the sunny day through the big glass wall beckoned me for a stroll, maybe a good cup of frozen yogurt, maybe a treasure find in one of the stores, maybe just to get away from nelsons for a while. Maybe i will heed the call, just for a few minutes & at d expense of a few more bills i could spare with my sabbatical allowance…
So down the paved walk i went intending to buy something to help me focus and to my delight the bookstore doors were being unlocked so happily i got behind the first book enthusiast and entered. Dont you just love the smell of bookstores? The new crisp pages gives me a sense of calm & takes me back to summer days spent worry-free in the endless rows of childrens books. 4 mini scoops of frozen yogurt then back to nelsons as a prelude to good things to come

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | Leave a comment