The many new offerings in food selections in Manila have boomed over the past three years with so many new cuisines in the food scene. Filipinos are being introduced to many new Japanese foods in recent times and it’s very exciting to see what’s in store for everyone.
When talking about Japanese dishes you simply cannot forget about sushi. Sushi is a Japanese dish that is known all over the world. It is a rice preparation mixed with various ingredients like raw seafood, nori, vegetables, etc. every piece of rice is seasoned with rice vinegar which gives it a unique taste.
Sushi was previously frowned upon by many Filipinos who are not used to eating raw fish. But recently, trendy sushi and rice roll places have been coming up with creative and localized versions that capture the taste and imagination of the local market! Favorites like tempura roll and unagi maki have been very popular with the rice-eating nation.
You can check out the best sushi in Manila 2018 which will introduce you to Ooma which creates very delicious and creative versions of this dish. Another interesting addition is Grillin’ Ape at Eastwood which offers the first sushi on the go concept that’s both affordable and tasty!
Ramen is Japanese noodles that are loved by all. Wheat noodles served in miso, soy sauce or pork bone-based soups are both hearty and delicious! Previously not a noodle eating nation, the ramen storm has taken Manila by storm with the introduction of Ramen Naga and it’s imitators.
Also, don’t forget to visit the various buffet restaurants in Manila that will not only give you a bang for your buck but tantalises you with a very widespread at a reasonable price!
You can visit the best Japanese buffet restaurant in Manila.
Yakitori is a Japanese skewer. It is mainly made of chicken but you can also get beef, fish and pork yakitori. This combination of meat and vegetables on the grill is served with teriyaki sauce. Yakitori is still relatively new to the market in the Philippines, but we have no doubt it will be the next big Japanese trend, considering the rice bowl culture and their love for grilled meats.
One of our favorite and must-try is Grillin’ Ape Yakitori and Sake. They serve reasonably priced rice bowls (starting from php190 or USD$3) drizzled with their delicious special sauce. A few must-try items are their belly pork bowls and bacon sticks! To find out more about this latest Japanese Joint in Manila, visit their site at https://www.facebook.com/grillinape. This is one of the best Japanese cuisines you will ever try. One can find some of the best Japanese foods in Manila in 2019 here.