May 25, 2023

Japonesa in Poblacion, Makati Delights with the Best of Peruvian and Japanese Cuisines

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  • In the vibrant neighborhood of Poblacion in Makati, there’s an upscale restaurant that shines a spotlight on the tantalizing flavors of both Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Picture yourself entering Japonesa Poblacion, where culinary traditions from Peru and Japan collide in a symphony of tastes and aromas!

    IMAGE from Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    It is fascinating to witness how Japonesa manages to maintain its concept while incorporating elements from two different culinary traditions on their menu.

    IMAGES from Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    This is particularly intriguing considering that Peruvian cuisine is characterized by bold, often spicy and savory flavors, while Japanese cuisine emphasizes the natural taste of ingredients, lending a more delicate and subtle flavor profile to its dishes. However, it’s Japonesa’s unique approach that undoubtedly captivates and intrigues people.

    From its sophisticated interiors to its mouthwatering dishes, Japonesa represents the harmonious blending of two distinct cultures, highlighted even more by its signature dish, La Japonesa!

    IMAGE from La Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    IMAGE from La Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    La Japonesa resembles a Nigiri sushi, with the combination of crispy charred rice topped with spicy tuna and green chili, making it a flavorful Japanese-Peruvian dish that is simply irresistible.

    La Japonesa / IMAGE from La Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    One of their newest “exotic” creations, Moqueca, is also worth a try as it features a seafood fiesta of shrimp, squid, clams, mussels, and fish fillet with hints of coconut and Peruvian palm oil.

    It is served with fresh bread that you may dip on the flavorful and creamy soup, creating a delightful combination that makes it the ideal Peruvian culinary experience in Poblacion.

    Moqueca / IMAGE from Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    To cap off your night, don’t forget to try Japonesa’s highball cocktail selections, including this lineup of pineapple, grapefruit, and watermelon cocktails.

    IMAGE from Japonesa Poblacion’s Facebook page

    Renowned for its exquisite culinary offerings and visually captivating interiors, this bar and restaurant has garnered a well-deserved reputation, proven by its recognition in Tatler Dining’s esteemed compilation of the 200 Best Restaurants in the Philippines in 2023!

    So, if it’s a truly unique and unforgettable experience you’re craving for when visiting the famed Poblacion, you should not miss Japonesa in your bucketlist!

    8464 Don Pedro corner Jacobo Street, Makati City
    Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Sunday); 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Monday to Wednesday); 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Thursday & Friday); 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Saturday)
    Contact Number: 0917-168-2024
    Facebook: Japonesa Poblacion
    Instagram: @japonesapoblacion

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