Hello, Tendon Akimitsu.
Tendon Akimitsu may be known for its good selection of tempura but this Japanese store has pretty good sashimi and maki too!
My usual orders here is Salmon Sashimi (PHP290) and it comes in six thick slices of fresh and fatty salmon. Aside from my favorite, we also tried Aburi Salmon Maki (PHP390), Ebi Tempura Maki (PHP370), and Spicy Salmon Sashimi (PHP50). I also ordered Cold Soba Set (PHP390) and R went with Ebi Tempura Set (PHP420).
Service was fast and our food was served in less than 10 minutes.
The salmon sashimi was, as expected, fresh and simply divine.
I loved every bit of it! The texture down to the flavor was perfect.
Aburi Salmon Maki was served next and it came in 8 maki slices topped with cheese, roe and tidbits of what seemed to be different kinds of fruits.
This one was packed with flavor! Each bite would give you a strong taste of the torched cheese and a bit of sweet kick from the fruits. It would be a hit for those after flavorful umami dishes. However, I felt that the salmon taste was drowned by the other ingredients.
The Spicy Salmon Sashimi gave my favorite seafood a makeover by mixing it with some crispy batter crumbs and a bit of heat.
I think the spice used would work better on tuna. Nonetheless, it was good.
The Ebi Tempura Maki is a new favorite of mine. Stuffed with ebi tempura, each bite had that delectable snap which I enjoyed.
Also, this one was not as flavorful or cloying as the Aburi Salmon Maki.
We struggled with making everything fit in our table when our mains arrived in trays. But the friendly servers assisted us to make more room.
My cold soba was perfect for summer. The firm cold soba held really well despite my habit of over soaking it in the sweet and salty broth it comes with. I played it safe though with my broth concoction and only put spring onions and quailed egg. I skipped the wasabi as I already had too much spice from the Spicy Salmon Sashimi. For crunch, I'd take a bite of the ebi tempura (made with tiger prawn) that came with my cold soba.
R's Ebi Tempura Set was bang for the buck as one order comes with 3 tiger prawn tempura, sweet potato, okra, eggplant, rice, pickled cabbage, miso soup and some fresh fruits. If you plan to order this though, don't go crazy with the makis and stick with sashimi instead as this set could be very filling for some.
I noticed that Tendon Akimitsu doesn't have desserts in its menu aside from the fresh fruits that are included in the Tendon Sets. But you may also grab a cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (PHP150) from Ramen Nagi as it shares the same store.
I'll definitely swing by again soon!
P.S. Thank you, Tendon Akimitsu for my VIP Card!