If you are looking for some Japanese food comfort, Omakase will definitely satisfy you.
Tenzaru Soba (Php 255.00). I am very happy with this piece. It is a combination of different kinds of tempura and cold noodles. To eat this, you have to toss the raw quail egg, radish and wasabi into the dipping sauce. Get a portion of the soba, dip it in the sauce, and enjoy the soothing texture and taste of this amazing dish.
Salmon Sashimi (Php 240.00). Very fresh, smooth and silky. I always look forward to having this in Omakase.
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.
Although Banana Leaf has long been existing, it was my first time to actually try it.
This one is the Baby Back Ribs. We were surprised how quick it was served. It’s a good order and will definitely try it again. The meat was partly tender to slightly tough but you’ll never go wrong with the taste! It is also good to partner with rice.
Second dish served was Pad Thai Banana Leaf Style. It was really different from a typical Pad Thai. Pad Thai’s I tried usually came with more noodles than veggies and meat. This one was the other way around as you can see in the photo. It had some ingredients on it that were unrecognizable to me. Another good dish.
This one was supposed to be an appetizer but it was served last. We even made two to three follow-ups for this one. We even planned to cancel this order because we were done eating and already full. Someone said that this is really good so it sortta built our expectations. Sadly, it is just an okay piece for us. Nothing to fancy, actually.
To note, Citibank credit card gave us some discount.