Thursday, August 20, 2015

Love at First Bite: Nihonkai Tsukiji

I love it when I randomly discover a good restaurant. It makes me feel that I deserve a Dora the Explorer badge or something. Anyway, I felt that two weeks ago when I discovered Nihonkai Tsukiji.

Hello, Nihonkai Tsukiji.
The place isn’t something that you would instantly notice as the signage of this Japanese restaurant is quite discreet.
Upon entering, I noticed the notable attentiveness of the crew. They instantly handed the menu and one Japanese guy (I’m assuming is the owner) pulled a chair for me to put my bag on.

We ordered Salmon Aburi (PHP85/piece), Salmon Sashimi (PHP340), Makunochi Bento (PHP400) and Tempura Moriawase (PHP380).
First served was the salmon aburi and it was great! The cut was generous and the salmon was fresh. R really liked it and wanted to cancel the salmon sashimi for more of the aburi but the chef already prepared the salmon sashimi.  
The salmon sashimi was served next and it was pretty good too. Again, they used fresh salmon.
I wasn’t able to try R’s mixed tempura as I was overwhelmed by my own order. R said that it was okay though.
My bento meal was value for money. For PHP400, I get a bowl of miso soup, katsudon, rice, salad, agedashi tofu, tuna and salmon sashimi, a small slab of salmon, and two slices of egg.
The bento was nothing spectacular but it sure was filling. It could even be good for two as I shared some of mine with R.

Overall, it was a pleasant dinner. I’ll definitely visit again!

Nihonkai Tsukiji is located at Building 1 Tuscany Estate, McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

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