Sunday, July 20, 2008

going japanese

Whenever I'm in Manila, I want to eat something that's not available in Dumaguete. Here it is:



Ok, this is just a table napkin. I did take cellphone shots of my California maki and ebi tempura, ala Manggy's and Em Dy's beautiful food pictures, but alas, I discovered that it takes some skill to make a good composition especially of food images. Or maybe it was that my hands were shaking from hunger that's why my photos were kinda blurry. ;-)

So anyway, except for the refreshing red iced tea, the food was a bit of a disappointment. It was a far cry from Saisaki's where I can eat a dozen of their shrimp tempura. And my friend Erlyn and I were racking our middle-aged brains for the name of that Japanese restaurant on Wilson St. in Greenhills, our very favorite one, where we used to binge on their buffet. Our barkada would go there at the very start of buffet time and eat very slowly, sampling all of their delicacies on display, and talk and talk and talk UNTIL closing time. The waiters would indulgently remove our numerous plates and their hooded eyes seemed to say, "Madames, we salute you. You truly are getting your money's worth."

We never did get to remember the name of that awesome Japanese place, as it had closed shop, we later found out. What a shame. Maybe it has resurrected under another name, I sure do hope, as their food was infinitely exquisite.

9 comments:

Bonnie M. said...

the next time you're in manila, please text or call me, i promise to bring you to a really, really good japanese resto.

ness said...

OMG.

I will surely, surely remember that!!

Kittymama said...

Doc Ness, are you referring to Takayama on Wilson Street? It was also my favorite Japanese restaurant for a looong time! Now there are so many choices, aside from the old favorites and the buffet artery-cloggers.

Sorry I missed your Manila trip. It would've been fun to grab Doc Mark and Megamom to a Jap food fest with you. Maybe next time?

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

abi nako TIKOY.....kay ingon pod ani ila front page sa ila tikoy and the carton pod sa?

natawa ko sa sulti sa waiter....tinood gyd ay....that what we do here, sa akong friend, she is koreana, she is the one who teach me how to eat more n more, until the stomach, moboto....tinood ni, sa iya ko nahibalo sa technik gyd unsaon.

japanese foods wla pa gyd ko kasulay, kay ayaw man aning akong 3, mayo pa daw chinese food....

diay, last namo dha, i saw there is a japanese store or korean store bato, beside Handuman sa main street?

nakita nako, mo balikay nami diri...hope naa pa.

Korean foods for me sus lami kaayo eventhough ang hot sa maayo gyd.
but really, lami kaayo.

hope, someday kung maka uli mi dha, hope to meet you personally, Dr, Ness............

have a nice monday.....

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

diay limot ko, the tomatoes, pareha gyd dha sa atoa. daghan klase diri, gusto nako kana ila tawag egg tomatoes kay lami gyd kaayo.
baguio beans, preha dha ra pod ang klase n lami...

lipay gyd ko robelyn sent me these, sa garden ra nya, nalipay gyd ko uy naisipan nya ako.
naulaw pa gyd ko.
layo bya na ilaha dra. mora dha sa atoa, bacolod...taga vallerhomoso sya or canlaon ba to.

btaw, kung wla ko lingaw, labi na ako ra usa diri, daghan ko maisipan.Mingaw kayo diri gyd, lahi ra gyd dha, kay banha n bebo,
bisan tood lisod panginabuhi, pro ok lang basta nagka-usa familya.


yes, blogging is fun gyd....pawala sa kamingaw ug kalaay....


diay, molili gyd ko diri b4 ko mo txt ako family, lantaw sa imong clock kung unsa na oras diha-....

thanks again.............

ness said...

Hi Kittymama,

As my plane was touching down on the tarmac, I was actually thinking of the new friends that I have made thru TBR. Siguro, darating ang panahon, magpaparegister na tayo sa PMA for our event: Pinoy MD Bloggers Midyear and Annual Convention!!! Wheeheehee!

And yes, that was TAKAYAMA!! Hayyy.

Got meloinks? said...

doc ness,tokyo tokyo is like a japanese jollibee. it's fastfood. as can be inferred from the name tokyo tokyo, mura syag balay-balay lang, duwa-duwa lang. ika nga, tokyo-tokyo lang. hehehe.

ness said...

meloinks,

kaya pala jowk-jowk lang ang lasa ng food. :-(

ulk-ulk!

ness said...

vicki,

sige, when you come to dumaguete let's eat, not japanese but mangga and bagoong. yey!