This is a non-dessert related food post! Share for luck because it appears only during the 11th moon rise when planets align. Jk. I decided to start writing about restaurants that don’t specialize only in sugary stuff since I found myself constantly searching online for dinner choices. Even if I could have just cake for dinner, (Tried and tested ‘to) appetizers and mains make my tummy just as happy.
The honor (not really) of my first non-dessert restaurant feature goes to Nanbantei of Tokyo! It’s one of my family’s favorite restaurant because of its authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices. On the same favorites list is Nihonbashitei at Pasay Road but that’s for another time.
Nanbantei specializes in Yakitori which are grilled and skewered dishes. Basically, they’re Japanese street food. I love Filipino food, but Yakitori is 100 levels above isaw especially when eaten with Gohan (Japanese Rice). Sorry Mang Larrys Isawan… They also serve other dishes and they have affordable platters for the whole family. (Check menu below) 4-5 sticks of yakitori + steaming gohan + unlimited cold/hot brew service tea is enough to make you full.
Now to show how their food looks like with the photo ability of an iPhone 6. Itadakimasu~
Kani Salad (P195) and Miso Shiru (P85)
The miso soup was hearty as it had chunks of tofu and seaweed. Same goes for the Kani Salad with lots of crab! Artificial crab nga lang.Miso Shiru is usually included in their meal sets. The two are great for starters.
[Clockwise from upper-left plate] Pork Garlic Yaki (P130), Beef Garlic Yaki (P195), Beef Yakinuku (P180), and Shake Kushi Yaki (P110)
Shake Kushi Yaki or grilled salmon balls with teriyaki sauce got mixed reactions from my siblings and I. Jolo disliked it for its powdery texture but Sara and I liked it for being flavorful. This was the most filling yakitori out of everything we tried.
Leba Maki (P150) or chicken liver wrapped in BAEcon and was our favorite of the day!
Turning Japanese with these two! We also highly recommend their Tsukune (Chicken balls) with lots and lots of their veggie sauce! I swear, their veggie sauce is so good that you can have it with rice lol. Try out their platter sets if you’re a group of four or more because you’ll get to try a variety of yakitori and it’s sulit!
Nanbantei of Tokyo’s casual vibe, simple and straightforward food, and epic vegetable sauce makes it a great place to unwind and and have something to eat or drink after a long day of stress. (aka acads and work)
Nanbantei of Tokyo
http://nanbanteiphilippines.com | 621-3224-25
7th Avenue corner 29th Street, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City