Genki Sushi opens new branch and adds new items on its menu

Popular for its sushi delivery system, Genki Sushi is quickly becoming a favorite among sushi-loving Filipinos. And I see why. The Japanese restaurant chain recently opened its fourth branch at SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, proving that they are doing good business in the country. Managed locally by the Mother Spice Group, Genki…

7 things to expect from traditional Japanese meals

My tummy will be forever thankful to Japan for giving the world sushi, tempura, ramen, katsu, and other glorious eats. Japanese food is a favorite around the world because the cuisine is considered umami-rich, healthy, and basically an art form. The Japanese take their food seriously. When I say the Japanese take their food seriously,…

Filipino-inspired Japanese-Peruvian dishes

Okay, that title is a bit confusing. How can food be Filipino, Japanese, and Peruvian at the same time Well, ever since Nobu opened here in Manila, foodies (myself included) have wondered how would it incorporate its cuisine with Filipino flavors. After all, it’s a common practice for international restaurant chains to include Filipino food/flavors…

Experience teishoku-style dining

It’s no secret, I love Japanese food. So, every time there’s a new Japanese restaurant opening, I get really excited. The current situation in the local food scene means I get excited a lot. There are so many restaurants putting up shop, including Japanese restaurant chains, that sometimes it’s hard to pick where to dine…

An affordable Watami spin-off

Watami is a famous Japanese restaurant chain that has hundreds of branches internationally. In the Philippines, the brand has two branches but it recently launched a spin-off restaurant. A more casual kind of joint that draws inspiration from the Japanese izakaya. The Watami Grill and Sushi Bar is the izakaya version of the popular food…

I ate a poisonous fish and didn’t die

I’ve mentioned it before—one of my dream vacation is eating my way in Japan. This country is one of my dream destinations. If this happens someday, I will share everything with you. Anyway, since Japan is fairly near the Philippines and many Japanese call my country their home, it’s easy for us to get a…

Japanese food with a modern twist

Filipinos love Japanese food. I love Japanese food. For this reason alone why Japanese restaurants flourish in the country—from cheap ramen in Malate to big fast food chains to posh hotel dining. I mean, this cuisine has become comfort food to Filipinos. So to keep it interesting, one Japanese restaurant in the heart of Ortigas…

A different kind of Japanese dining experience

To say that Japanese food is a Filipino favorite is an understatement. Japanese food is already a staple here that there are now restaurants specializing on specific dishes, from tempura to ramen to sushi to katsu. People will line up for a hot bowl of rich ramen or a crunchy katsu meal. Japanese food is…