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omakase

So, we got creamed by typhoon Mario, to lift up our sunken spirits we are looking for our comfort food/s. Specifically something Japanese. 

It is no secret that Kei and I are huge fans of Japanese cuisine.

The food haunt I am about to share is also no secret. In fact it is very famous for its makimono.

I am talking about Omakase. This restaurant has a huge following and you have to wait to be served. But, we don’t mind.

We have kept frequenting the place. 

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Omakase (お任せ o-makase?) is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you”. (It is rooted from the Japanese “to entrust” (任せる makaseru?)). Usually used at Sushi restaurants to leave the selection to the chef. Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance by the chef.  Ordering omakase can be a gamble; however, the customer typically receives the highest-quality fish in stock at a less expensive cost than if it had been ordered à la carte. (Learned all about that from Wikipedia) 

Omakase’s Makimono is not exactly authentic as they put their own twist to it. It would be safe to say that they serve Japanese fusion cuisine. For this restaurant, We would happily say “omakase” and  leave the selection to them!  But we have our favorites of course. 

Here is a peek of their choices of their famous makimono.

this will give you a hard time choosing what you like to order.

this will give you a hard time choosing what you like to order.

We really took time to look at their selections as we liked most of them!

Their interiors are minimalist inspired and accented by cute kokeshi dolls.

We usually arrive here to get lunch, so there is a lot of people and we can’t really take a lot of photos. Sorry.

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inside omakase

They served seafood dumpling (assorted seafood wrapped in nori, deepfried and served with mayo and soy sauce) and our drinks (raspberry iced tea for me, and orange iced tea for Kei) first.

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Next came the jurrasic roll (Ebi tempura, ebiko, salmon skin, cucumber inside with unagi on top) followed shortly by the sukiyaki.

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All together in one photo: This is our initial order.

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On the next, we had a chicken bento, zigzag roll ( Softshell crab, tempura with Japanese-mayo-chili oil dressing) , gyoza and their omakase soup (wakame, kani, eggdrop soup).

round two

*I just realized we never got desserts here because we tend to over-eat!  

Eating here definitely brightened our day! Comfort food indeed. 

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  • They have branches at Tomas Morato, Libis, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Triangle Gardens and Greenhills.
  • Better to come early. Or repeat after me: waiting is worth it.
  • Worth the calories.

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

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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.

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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.