もう、食べてね!


Mochi
March 17, 2011, 10:19 am
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I LOVE MOCHI.

It’s like, Japanese suman but better.

I love the way it looks, and the way feels, and ways it tastes, and even the way the word sounds.

“Mochi”
It sounds so cute!

I don’t actually know where you get mochi so mostly, I depend on other people to give me some.



Sort of Japanese
March 17, 2011, 10:15 am
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What I’ve been craving for recently is the food in Pepper Lunch, a steakhouse with hundreds of branches in Japan and has come over here in the Philippines.

It’s basically a do-it-yourself fast food place where you get your meat raw on a sizzling plate and it’s up to you to mix it up and cook it according to your taste. I’m assuming it’s a little like the teppanyaki feel only in a fast food setting.

The food here is pretty good. Their meat is soft and the rice is cooked well but I suppose what makes it special (apart from the novelty) is this butter mixture hidden under the food. It’s some kind of sweet, buttery, garlicy taste that mixes well no matter what sauce you use. It’s really very good.



Either One with Tamago
March 17, 2011, 10:06 am
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Teriyaki Boy is probably one of my favorite fast food restaurants. Well, I’m actually not sure if it’s really considered a fast food restaurant but I think it is so there. I like it because I love Japanese food and its one of the only fast food restaurants that serve this. Well, that serve it relatively well anyway,

I’ve only ever order two things. Katsudon and the Teriyaki Boy Chicken Jyuu.

I get the katsudon because it’s katsudon and I’m in that phase in my life where I have to try the katsudon in every Japanese restaurant I go to just because. It’s like, the Japanese food of my life at the moment.

As for the Teriyaki Boy Chicken Jyuu, I actually get that ’cause it’s good. This isn’t to say that the katsudon isn’t good but it’s not particularly special. The chicken however, is something different. It’s really juicy and sweet (almost too sweet but I can take it) and I kind of understand why it’s the restaurants best seller.

I’m good with either of them so it takes me a while to just pick one. Every time, I try to figure out if I want either of them particularly more than the other. Usually I don’t so I end up choosing randomly which is really just one or the other. Ah, well. The rice is good and both come with it so I’m good either way.

Whatever I order, I’ll always have a side of tamago sushi just because I have to have it.



Sushi Tire Thing
March 17, 2011, 9:56 am
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If I had a sushi delivery business I WOULD HAVE THIS TOO. >.<



Japanese Food Buffet
March 17, 2011, 9:55 am
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One of the most common Japanese food restaurants that my family frequents is Yakimix.

It is basically a Japanese food buffet that boasts of a smokeless grill on the table. Its really quite amusing and is most certainly a value for your money. That’s probably why there are always hoards of people there.

In the Mall of Asia branch, we’ve experienced waiting in line for over three hours and still not getting a table. I suppose that would be the downside to it, the fact that its too popular.

Even the Tomas Morato Branch which we visit for lunch sometimes is already a full house before it even opens.

Luckily, they opened a new branch in Greenbelt which is fantastic since it’s a lot closer to home. We’ve learned our lesson and found that the trick to seating a great deal of people is to show up really early.



How To Make Tamago
March 17, 2011, 9:32 am
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IT’S NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS.

I am a horrible cook. And I have a burnt toaster to prove it. I can muster all my super powers and come up with… toasted bread.

I really wanted to try making tamago sushi so I researched the easiest possible way and this is what I found.

I tried! I tried really really hard! Several times. But I just couldn’t seem to not… set anything on fire…

I suppose the easiest possible way of getting tamago is to walk into a shop a buy some.



A Hole in the Wall Tradition
March 17, 2011, 3:43 am
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Suzu Kin is a Japanese restaurant found I have no idea where. Only that it sits across from a gas station.

Ever since I can remember, my family and the rest of my clan have always been going to this one Japanese restaurant. It’s a shabby little thing that looks out of place in the 21st century. It’s menu is written with marker on cardboard posted on the old wooden walls. The air conditioning is weak and the interior is tight, dimly lit, and a little smoky. Their utensils are served in a glass and they sell soda in those small glass bottles. It’s found in a small street corner with no parking and really doesn’t look like much. But it’s always packed.

We’ve been going to this restaurant since I aged in single digits and my whole clan has spent many lunch times packing up the place. I always wondered why we bothered to go to this particular Japanese restaurant when it really doesn’t look impressive at all and the service isn’t exactly great. I was so used to eating there but it was only recently that I realized that their food was really good.

On a previous post, I wrote about how I used to love ebi tempura. Now I think I may have started liking it because of the ones they served at this restaurant.

Its a no nonsense restaurant with no nonsense food. They serve it, you eat it, that’s it. Raw fish isn’t exactly their specialty but everything grilled and/or fried it fantastic. It’s no wonder that the place is always overflowing with people.

Even with the emergence of countless Japanese restaurants found much closer to home and who probably have better ambiance, food, and service, every now and then, we still come back to Suzu Kin. And it still looks the same.

My dad said that it looks almost exactly the same as it used to even way back when he used to take my mom out for dates when he was still courting her in school. That was cute.

As it would happen, members of my family have been going to this restaurant for decades and are still going for it. It really hasn’t changed and they haven’t improved much. I suppose they don’t really find the need to because despite its dinginess, people still flock to its tables for their famous tempura and torikatsu meals.