Monday, July 28, 2008

Going Japanese

Next to a lot of shrimps, pizza and steak- my husband craves for Japanese food. And no less than Sugi it is for him.

We've been to Sugi at the Greenbelt a couple of times before, and it's always a pleasant experience. The waiters are accomodating, but not irritatingly so. The sashimis are always fresh and succulent, and the roe on the sushi ... love it!

On this particular evening when we had dinner at Sugi with Mark's Papa and youngest brother Beepo, we ordered a lot. Good thing Eric arrived to help us out.

This is a Japanese relish of cucumber and radish- cured
in brine and perhaps a little rice wine or vinegar.

The Tuna Sashimi glistens in its freshness, see ....

This is the Sushi with Fish Roe

Here comes the Sukiyaki! According to the menu posted on Munch Punch , the Sukiyaki is a soup made of thinly sliced beef and several vegetables cooked in sweet rice wine and soy sauce :

In my bowl though, I find a lot more in there, vermicelli noodles, leeks, and tofu. I especially liked the tofu in here- it became silky and soft. Like custard.

I wish the soup wasn't that sweet though.
The sweet rice wine overpowered the other flavors in the soup.

The piece de resistance, however, must be this . . ..

This has got to be, one of the most flavorful beef steaks I have ever tasted!

Nothing is cheap here though, so this place is a treat especially in these trying times. We saw Dolphy and a couple of his children on this particular evening. Hehe. Good eats!

1 comment:

crazydigger said...

have you tried checking out little tokyo? it's not far from your place. BN (or before naima!), stan and i go to that area with my siblings. I haven't attempted to bring naima there yet coz it's a small place and she's very malikot now!