Kimukatsu – 25 Layers of Mille-Feuille Katsu

Kimukatsu brings your typical cutlet to another level РMille-feuille style! Mille-feuille is actually a french pastry that consists of thin layers of  puff pastry and cream fillings. When you apply that concept to a katsu, you get 25 layers of thinly sliced pork stacked together Рthe Kimukatsu.

The Seventh Hero - Kimikatsu

It is my first time so I want to try the most basic in their menu. The Plain Kimukatsu is very straight forward. There is the natural taste of juicy pork and crunch from the breading. This goes well with generous amount of katsu sauce with ground sesame seeds.

For Php 380.00, you get the amazing piece of Kimukatsu, unlimited rice, miso soup (red or white), cabbage and Japanese pickles. The red miso soup is salty than the white one so choose according to your palate. For the cabbage, I highly suggest the wasabi dressing. It has the taste of wasabi but without any hot and burning sensation.

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Sushi Nori – Sushi Dreams

Sushi Nori is one of the best sushi joints out there. You can choose how you want your sushi prepared, either Temaki Handroll or Maki Rolls.

The Seventh Hero - Sushi Nori - Sushi Dreams

Sushi Dreams is my favorite among all their special sushis. For Php229.00, I get six rolls of this high quality, carefully crafted sushi. It has Salmon, Kani, Cream Cheese, and Crunchy Tempura Flakes. The rice they use has a really good texture and the rolls are very intact. In every bite, I taste how all the flavors come together with a sweet kick. Also, the tempura flakes adds more experience and sensation.

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Kettle – SM Aura

The Seventh Hero - Kettle

Pork & Potato Strips (Php 389.00). Indulge in this crispy potato goodness!

The Seventh Hero - Kettle - Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Php 559.00). This two generous pieces of friend chicken is served with honey glazed cornbread, country gravy and cajun honey.

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Gab’s Good Grubs

Gab’s Good Grubs is a hidden gem along Mabini Street in Poblacion, Makati City. The place is a very simple mom and pop restaurant. It is not an air-conditioned place and definitely nothing too fancy apart from their food.

Gab's Good Grub - Burger Fries

Love cheese? For just Php 99.0, this Burger Fries is a total winner. It has generous amount of cheese and big slices of onion rings.

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Ippudo Ramen

The Seventh Hero - Ippudo Ramen

Akamaru Special (Php 490.00)

IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions. A refined, modern-style ramen.

Finally! The best ramen I tasted in the Philippines ever! A friend of mine brought me here recently and brief me with the available choices.

They have three kinds of ramen: Shiromaru Motoaji, Akamaru Shinaji & Karaka-men – from non-spicy to spicy. There is an option to upgrade these to Tamago (with soft-boiled egg), Chashu (with simmered pork belly), or Special (with soft-boiled egg, pork belly and seaweed). Also, you can choose the hardness of noodles from soft to very hard.

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Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana. Progress. #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #fitness #pinchamayurasana

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This is significant progress on my Pincha Mayurasana. I noticed that warming up with downward facing dog and dolphin pose helped me a lot advancing to Pincha Mayurasana.

To do the pose, the arms should be parallel with other and make sure to press the ground with both palms and elbows. Always feel that strong back and core while doing the pose. Staring at an object between your hands or at one of your thumbs will help you maintain balance.

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Sarsa Kitchen + Bar

Looking for some Filipino cuisine? You’ll never go wrong with Sarsa Kitchen + Bar which you can find in SM Mall of Asia. My entire experience was exquisite. The place was wonderfully designed and menu was well-curated. My hat is off to Chef JP Anglo for putting up such a lovely place.

The Seventh Hero - Crispy Squid in Milk

Crispy Squid in Milk (Php 360.00). Way more than just your typical calamares. My first bite – even without the dip – was sensational. The seasoning was perfect for fried squid. The coating was crispy and the squid was tender. I chewed it effortlessly. My colleague, who dined with me here, would confirm that to you.

The Seventh Hero - Sarsa Kare-kare

Sarsa Kare-Kare (Php 360.00). Kare-kare is a classic Filipino dish. Shame on Filipino restaurants who mess up with it. Sarsa Kare-Kare was one of a kind. The sauce was separated for the beef and vegetables. What I like about this style of serving Kare-kare is the appreciation that you will have in every portion of the dish. The beef was so tender and tasty, the vegetables were fresh and crunchy, and the sauce was thick and full of flavors. Combining everything was an adventure in my mouth.

The Seventh Hero - Tortang Talong with Crispy Sardines and Kesong Puti

Tortang Talong with Crispy Sardines and Kesong Puti (Php 210.00). This was a leveled-up version of Tortang Talong. The Kesong Puti gave an interesting blend to this. However, I barely recognized the crispy sardines. If I have not reviewed the name of the dish, I would not even know that there was sardines on it. Nonetheless, this was still a good pick. Next time I visit, I would probably try their Bugtaw-Bugtaw (Gising-Gising) instead.

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