Friday, December 11, 2015

First Bite: Yakitori One

Thanks to Taguig Day, I had free time to do errands that I always put aside. I was able to clean my place, do laundry, and other boring adult stuff. After overexerting myself and going mad cleaner, I decided to reward myself by having late lunch at SM Aura. When I got there, I realized that I’m not interested in any of the restaurants in the mall. And since I was feeling a bit stingy, I went to the sort of classy food court, Food on Four, instead of dining at a restaurant and spotted Yakitori One.

Hello, Yakitori One.
There was a long line when I last saw Yakitori One, about two years ago. Lines have this strong power to get rid of me so I didn’t bother lining up to try its dishes. But this time around, the food court was like a ghost town so I finally gave Yakitori One a try.
I went with #13, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Karaage and Pork Butabara (PHP218). I added PHP20 for iced tea.
At first, I was thinking that three sticks might be a bit too much since I was nursing a very ill stomach that day. But… nope. Apparently, I could still eat no matter what.
I first tried the chicken thigh and it tasted like chicken teriyaki, only it was skewered. It was tender and juicy and was quite enjoyable. The pork butabara was tender too but it was drizzled with too much sauce making it a bit too flavorful. I ended up eating more rice and ginger with this one.
The chicken karaage went nicely with the other two dishes as it provided a different texture. It was also the least sweet dish as it was not glazed with the teriyaki sauce (or so I think was teriyaki sauce). It was crunchy on the outside and juicy in the inside. It was deeelightful! (It made me wish that I just ordered the dish with two chicken karaage sticks. It was cheaper too!)

Overall, it was a filling and value for money lunch. (Though it was not exactly ill-tummy friendly because of the oil and too much flavor going on.)

Yakitori One is located at 4th Floor, Food on Four, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway and C5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

Yakitori One Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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