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Kamicos

We love tacos.

And we like it cheap, so we can have more!

Kei introduced me to Greenhills and subsequently Kamicos two years ago, after the said introduction; I never go to Greenhills without getting a taco.  Their stall looks old, small but usually packed. A number of shoppers are usually having their snack here. That being said, you have to patiently wait for a seat or eat standing up.

But they do have good tacos.

They also serve nachos, quesadillas, wraps, pasta… etc. See theire menu here.

So, we wait for our turn.

kamicos

while waiting for our food

Our usual order consists of two crispy spicy beef tacos (68php each) and a glass of lemonade for each of us. But, by the time we are on the front of the line, the crispy taco shells are sold out. We are left with soft tacos or no tacos at all, said the grumpy lady of the stall. 

So we pored over their menu and noticed the “Food Trip” bundles. These  taco/nacho bundles comes with a pitcher of iced tea.

We got the food trip 3 bundle. That consists of 2 soft tacos, 1 pitcher of iced tea that we requested to be changed to lemonade, and a plate of nachos. (For the price of 540php.) 

pam and kei's meal

We were served the pitcher of lemonade first, and we had to wait for a while to get our tacos/nachos. By the time our nachos arrived, out lemonade is almost empty.

But oh well, we just get bottled water to go with the spicy beef tacos.

 

  • Mataray, masungit, suplada are adjectives usually used at the lady of the shop. Doesn’t smile at all, not a drop of friendliness there. #truth
  • Their “food trip” bundles are better than buying their food item separately.
  • The food can take a while, as well as clearing up the table. Poor service but cheap food. 

for food addressLandmark: the stall is in Shoppesville, Greenhills Shopping Center.

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the restaurant. This is not a sponsored post, We paid for this (from) our own pocket. 


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nihonbashi-tei

This time I share one of our food haunts.

We frequent lots of Japanese restaurants but we always come back to Nihonbashi Tei, it is our comfort Japanese/Izakaya (after work dinner out) food.

The place itself doesn’t really look appealing, in fact at times the place reeks of cigarette smoke. A number of Japanese tourists and their escorts are usually seen here. That being said, the place is definitely not a kid friendly or family friendly. But they do have good food at a very reasonable price. That reason alone is good enough for us.

sushi area

upon entry to the right is the sushi area

Their Spicy Toro Maki (lean tuna)  is their best seller. Every table orders this crunchy goodness.

*Kei and I usually fights over the last piece. 

The serving is also huge! I have to eat the rice part first before I can eat the top part.  Crunchy, not that spicy despite the spicy attached to the name, salty and sweet, its addicting.

spicy toro maki -200php

spicy toro maki -200php

We are also never without two orders of their Age Takoyaki. It is very different form the soft and soggy takoyaki sold at mall booths. It has a crunch to it and you can actually see a slice of  Tako (octopus) when you take a bite, they are served on a lettuce leaf drizzled with takoyaki sauce,  Japanese  mayo on the side and a generous amount of bonito (katsuobushi) flakes.

Age Takoyaki -165php

Age Takoyaki -165php

Since I am also a self confessed tofu addict. Agedashi Tofu is always a treat, soft and smooth with a tiny bit of crunch. They serve it with seaweed (nori) and bonito flakes.

agedashi tofu -130php

agedashi tofu -130php

Kei also has his staples. He is rather fond of their Curry Soba.

Savory hot soba in curry flavored broth with pork, and thinly sliced scallions.

curry soba -250php

curry soba -250php

And Japanese fried rice? That is Gohan for you. Rice cooked together with egg, vegetables, meat, shrimp seasoned with dashi and soy sauce.

gohan -

gohan -If I remember correctly this is around 60php

Of course how can we not have the Tempura and Gyoza? When in a Japanese restaurant we permanently get these as the fool-proof food in case we did not like what we chose. 

yaki gyoza -150php   ebi tempura -280php

yaki gyoza -150php ebi tempura -280php

That is all our favorites from Nihonbashi-tei.

I just realized that most of what we always get are appetizers. Whatever, I love them all the same. 

Oh, before I forget, they give out complimentary fruit too! (we got this after dinner)

complimentary watermelon

complimentary watermelon

  • They also charge a 10% service charge to your total bill. 
  • Sake and alcoholic drinks are served here.  you can buy a whole bottle and get them to keep it for you till your net visit. (We never did try those. We get coke in cans)
  • If you happen to visit at lunch time, they have the lunch set menu, that is cheaper. 
  • The wait staff are friendly, although at times they can be too busy that they unintentionally ignore you. The food can also take quite a while. 

nihonbashi tei address copy

Landmark: the establishment is right in front of Hyatt Hotel Manila.

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the restaurant. This is not a sponsored post, We paid for this (from) our own pocket.