Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First Bite: Motto Motto

I just visited Japan a few weeks ago and I'm already itching to go back to bask in its beauty and feast on the freshest sushi and succulent wagyu I could grab from the market. But I know that the soonest I could head back would be some time fall. Thankfully, there are several restaurants that serve good Japanese dishes. And one new favorite of mine is Motto Motto. 

Hello, Motto Motto
This new Japanese dining concept by Raintree Restaurant has won the hearts of many in just a few months. Known for its Special Wagyu Gyudon, sushi, fluffy pancakes and Japanese pastries, expect this place to be busy day and night. And to spice things up a bit, it launches new mouthwatering lunch sets this month! 
Since it was our first time here, we went with Special U.S. Beef Gyudon (PHP350), Omakase 5 (PHP675), Uni Sashimi (PHP295), Motto Motto's new Garlic Beef Teppan (PHP275) and Warm Matcha Cookie Dough (PHP275). We also got Fresh Four Seasons (PHP195), Calamansi (PHP150) and Iced Tea (PHP120). I have to admit, it took us a while before we got to decide on what to get as we were quite overwhelmed with Motto Motto's extensive menu.
While waiting for our food, we can't help admire the quirky interiors of the place. I even got to know the different terms for rolls. 
The colorful plate of sashimi was more than just picturesque. Each slice of BluefinTuna, Norwegian Salmon, Squid, Horse Mackerel and White Meat Fish was undeniably fresh. It would have been better though if the squid strips were thicker. 
Uni sashimi, placed on a bowl filled with ice, was good too. It had this delectable sweet taste that I love. If you want something heavier, you can also enjoy this with rice and make uni sushi!
The garlic beef teppan's addictive sweet and savory flavor would make one easily wolf down the whole dish. Served with corn and bean sprouts, this sizzling plate is packed with flavor and various textures. 
We would have gotten wagyu over U.S. Beef for gyudon but they were out of the famous Japanese meat when we dropped by. The U.S. Beef version did not disappoint though. 
Each bite was tender. The dashi broth gave it a bit of sweet taste and the egg yolk added that divine silky texture. 
And yes, it was very filling.
We were also served a plate of Motto Motto Roll (PHP450) which has two kinds of maki rolls. One has tamago, mango, crab sticks and tobiko while the other has ebi, unagi sauce, pickled yellow radish, cucumber, black sesame and spring onions. 
Our drinks tend to be on the sweet side. I had to add water to make it more thirst quenching. My favorite is Motto Motto Iced Tea (which I failed to take a photo of).
We had to wait for a bit for dessert but it was worth it! 
The skillet of warm matcha cookie dough topped with white chocolate, almonds, and vanilla ice cream was excellent! Served slightly chewy with crunch from nuts, this dish made me tear up a bit. I also loved the contrast between hot and cold. Definitely a dish worth checking out if you love matcha
I'll be back for more!

Motto Motto is located at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

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