Interesting sculpture at the lobby.
We were served an array of appetizers. They served us the usual candied dilis, peanuts, pickled cucumber, sweet & sour chicken bits, beansprouts and potatoes. There was even Kimchie! Apparently it is a Japanese slash Korean restaurant.
After the appetizers, we had our Crabstick Salad (Php360). It tasted like regular Kani Salad. Can’t move on to the main dish without soup of course, so we had Miso Soup (Php50/bowl).
Everyone except Di enjoyed the Sashimi Platter (Php735).
We ordered their specialty, Kalbi Jim (Braised Prime Beef Shortribs – Php1,190). It was really delicious. The beef was tender because of prolonged simmering but the meat was still moist, juicy and gelatinous. Note that this dish is on the sweet side. Everyone loved this dish. It is best eaten with Gohan (Japanese Rice – Php55/bowl). Boo finished up the sauce with his rice – YUM!
Di recommended the Ebi Tempura (Php780/4pcs). They were really HUGE. Nowadays, it is seldom to see restaurants use Tiger Prawns for their Tempura because of the cost. It was literally tiring to lift the Tempura with the chopsticks, a sign that it wasn’t only the breading but the prawn meat itself is big. It’s also interesting how they fried the whole prawn together with the head.
|chopsticks beside the prawns for size comparison|
Joan wanted steak so we ordered the Saeng Dong Sim (Black Angus Beef Sirloin – Php1,680). It was served with Sesame Oil Dip & Chili Bean Sauce. Although we ate the beef alone, the correct way is to first wrap the beef in the lettuce then dip it in the preferred sauce.
|Saeng Dong Sim|
Last was the classic Gindara Teriyaki (Php480). It was grilled well.
We were too full for dessert but after an hour or so, we headed back to the room and had dessert. We brought with us Mango Torte from Dulcelin and Mango Cream Pie from Conti’s. Yey! A very good ending to a delicious dinner. Thanks Deeds!!
|Our table: wiped out!|
|Dulceline Mango Torte|
|Conti's Mango Cream Pie|
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