For lunch or dinner in Hakuba, Nagano, visit this private teppanyaki restaurant called Sarugaku. The teppanyaki room can only hold up to 6 people, hence their priority on those with reservations. If you are looking for a fun dinner then Sarugaku is the best choice. Enjoy the high quality Japanese-style fresh beef and fried rice risotto prepared by the expert chef at your table. Also read: It’s time to meet Nagano, Japan Preparing teppanyaki for guests Appetizer (sweet potato, tuna, prawn and peach) Main Dish: Pork Teppanyaki Contact Details: GO! NAGANO (Nagano Prefecture Official Tourism Guide) www.go-nagano.net Sarugaku Restaurant 3020-957 Hokujo, Hakuba Village, Nagano *This story first appeared in Philippine Primer magazine April […]
Located in the mountains of Nagano is a famous restaurant known for its handmade Soba noodles. On the way to Norikura Kogen, stop by at Gurinderu Restaurant to have lunch. Here, try the famous dishes of Nagano – soba noodles! Gurinderu is only open 4 hours a day and they only make limited amounts of their handmade noodles. Try their Kamo Nanban (¥1480), a buckwheat hot noodle served with duck meat. Another must-try is the Zaru Soba, a cold noodle served with homemade dipping sauce. Kamo Nanban at Gurinderu Restaurant Zaru Soba (buckwheat cold noodle served in bamboo tray with dipping sauce) Details: GO! NAGANO (Nagano Prefecture Official Tourism Guide) […]
The two-time winner of the best gyoza in Japan makes its way to Manila! Chao Chao Gyoza opens in BGC Apart from ramen, sushi, and takoyaki, one of the most popular Japanese dishes that became a certified Filipino favorite is gyoza. These tender, scrumptious, meat-filled dumplings definitely make a party in anyone’s mouth, making it a dish that’s imply irresistible. And here comes the good news for gyoza-lovers: Japan’s well-loved gyoza hub is finally in Manila! Chao Chao Gyoza of Hokkaido and Okinawa, opens its first branch at the W City Center in Bonifacio Global City. The restaurant’s look Chicken and mozzarella cheese gyoza (P250 for 5 pieces) Shake shake […]
Filipinos and Japanese have a shared love for food, especially grilled food and table cooking. It’s quick, easy, and very social: another thing that Filipinos and Japanese have in common. Whenever you’re in Cebu, make sure you visit Kushiyaki Chikuzenya, where you can enjoy great-tasting grilled food and table cooking.
Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular restaurants in Japan that offer authenticity, quality, innovation and creative thinking when it comes to ramen. They already have branches in Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan Hongkong and the Philippines. They are most known for their Butao King which is original pork bone broth. Butao King/pork bone broth (P390) Other basic choices are: Black King/pork broth dyed dark with squid ink (P410) Red King/spicy miso (P410) Green King/an Italian fusion soup made from pesto-like combination of olive oil and basil (P410) They also let the guests to customize their ramen by filling out the Omotenashi sheet, their signature order slip. It’s a simple check list […]
The best dipping noodle house is now in town! Mitsuyado Sei-men’s secret lies in the refreshing acidity and careful stewing that creates depth in flavor of their broth and the sticky and consistent elasticity of their noodles. Hiroshima Spicy Tsukemen (P280) Nagoya Tan Tan Men (P340) From more than 10 kinds of tsukemen (dipping noodles), the bestseller is the Marutoku Tsukemen (P400, regular; P440, large), but another popular kind is the Cheese Sauce Tsukemen (P350, regular; P390, large). There is also the Karashi Tsukemen (P280, regular; P320, large) for those who love spicy dishes. Watch out for their Miso Tsukemen, which they have recently added to their menu this year! […]
BUTAMARU is a ramen joint in Westgate, Alabang that specializes in pork-based broth, it is inspired by the variations of Hakata style ramen from Fukuoka prefecture. In Japanese, ‘Buta’ means pork and ‘Maru’ means circle. The interior inside is simple and straight to the point. The first floor has a counter/bar area which is patterned from the restaurants in Japan while the second floor has a bigger space and serves as the main dining of the restaurant. – The restaurant’s bar/counter found on the first floor. – The Filipino owner himself flew to Fukuoka to research and learn about the ways of making a perfect ramen. Butamaru’s masterpiece – Tonkotsu-based […]