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Tokyo Famous Kokoro Mazesoba: A Refreshing Detour From The Usual

Tokyo Famous Kokoro Mazesoba: A Refreshing Detour From The Usual

While there are heaps of ramen options in Metro Manila noaweadays to choose from, this new Japanese noodle shop franchise is taking a different approach. We’re lucky enough to have first dibs try on Menya Kokoro Mazesoba specialties over the weekend. After 18 branches in Tokyo and afew in Jakarte, Singapore, Spain, and Canada– Manila is taking pride in having the first Tokyo specialty shop!

Mazesoba Origins

Back in 2008, a Japanese chef in Hanabi who had a ramen shop in Nagoya, invented the Taiwan maze soba. It has no soup. It has spicy hot minced meat, raw egg yolk, nori (seaweed), negi, and menma (baby bamboo shoots).

Chef Takuma Ishikawa took the same appraoch and launched his first restaurant in Tokyo in 2013. Menya Kokoro’s Mazesoba  is a thick, chewy, multigrain noodle, and their signature bowl includes nine ingredients.

 

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 Mazesoba means “mixed noodles”- Think about the Chinse Lamien style on steroids.

 

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Varieties of Mazesoba

 

Ingredients include items such as seaweed flakes, green onions, chives, ground saba(mackerel), minced garlic, nori (dried seaweed), chashu (pork), spicy minced pork, raw egg yolk, soft-boiled egg, or bamboo shoots.

 

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All soba is made in-house, consists of over 35 percent whole wheat, and is made with the help of a water-softening machine

 

Menya Kokoro is a casual sho located at the former location of Gelare and Cara Mia on the 3rd floor, where the cinemas are, of Uptown Mall.

 

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For Starters: There are also several other dishes available, including donburi, gyoza, takoyaki, chicken karaage, takoyaki, agedashi tofu,  salads, and more.

 

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Karaage is crunchy outside and tasty inside and served with a special sauce.

 

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House Takoyaki (deep fried)

 

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Try the original mazesoba served with buckwheat noodles topped with chives, leeks, nori, a special minced beef and egg.

Note: Make sure to mix all the ingredients until the noodle is coated with a thick layer of sauce coating.

 

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Cheese Mazesoba 

 

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Vegetarian Option Bowl

 

There are eight types of mazesoba on their menu range from shio (salt) or mentaiko (fish roe) to curry, cheese, or vegan options.You can order the all-in topping version with chashu cubes, bamboo shoots and tamago for additional ₱120.

Why Go?

We love the rich umami flavours, and a refreshing detour  from your usual ramen noodles. Service is fantastic and point,  which will be perfect for those times when you want to have a quick meal during your lunch break and or you’re running to another meeting.

 

Menya Kokoro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • 3rd Floor Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City
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Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Delight in your favorite Japanese dishes at the Spectrum at Fairmont where they serve various culinary favorites every Wednesday night.

Japanese cuisine seems to be the favorite when it comes to the Filipino palate. For years, it’s remained the most popular foreign cuisine. And rightfully so, Japanese food has been around since World War II when the Japanese conquered the Philippines. Their food is simple, yet the way they prepare makes all the difference starting from the quality of ingredients.

Through the years we have all developed the love for sushi, sashimi, tempura, yakitori, and the teppanyaki that we have so many different Japanese restaurants all over Metro Manila. While there are so many available choices, not all of them have authentic Japanese.

From the moment you enter the Spectrum, you are welcomed into an elegant dining space with high ceilings and beautiful hanging fixtures that are sure to set the mood on your dining experience.

 

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The theme of the Spectrum Japanese Buffet is Izakaya, Izakaya is bar chow in Japan so you will notice that dishes they showcased were typically found in these bars that were eaten when drinking sake or beer.

 

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Sashimi and Sushi Selection

We were quite taken with the quality of Salmon Sashimi that Spectrum offered. This was the absolute FRESHEST Salmon Sashi we’ve ever had. The serving size is also very generous, as the chef asks you exactly how many slices you want. If you want a poke bowl, they also have that available.

 

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Kushiyaki and Teppanyaki station

Have the fill of your choice of teppanyaki and yakitori with their prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood. They have a wide selection of salmon belly, top blade steak with scallions, pork belly, pork loin, boneless chicken thigh, shrimp, red snapper, and squid. We suggest trying the seafood teppan and their shrimp yakitori.

 

 

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Udon Station

Don’t miss out on the Udon station. These bowls are by request, we suggest the beef udon, springy udon noodles on a bed of their beef broth and topped with greens, tamago, seaweeds, and tempura flakes. Each mouthful is comforting, you can taste that umami flavor from the broth and the different textures added to the dish elevate it even further. It’s quite addiciting.

 

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Authentic Izakaya Fare

They also offer classic Izakaya Fare from Yakitori, Ebi Tempura, Kushikatsu, Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Gyoza, Edamame, and Tonkatsu. A must try is their mussels with spicy mayo and topped with Ebiko. These dishes are perfectly paired with Sake and Sapporo. It reminds me of our recent visit to Tokyo.

 

Dessert

Savor their Japanese themed dessert spread with Matcha tiramisu and crepe cake, chestnut mont blanc, mushi-pan, Japanese pudding, black sesame crème brûlée, and a selection of mochi.

 

Other Offerings 

Aside from their excellent Japanese spread, they also have an international buffet that features an array of cold cuts and cheeses, salads, Italian, Chinese, and Filipino staple dishes.

 

WHY GO?

Each stop was a mixture of varying aromas, heat, and exhibition. With each individual way of cooking and preparing the food. This is one reason why we believe Japanese food is special and so well loved within our culture. With Chef Ric Ramos at the helm, you’re sure to enjoy Japanese night. The key is carefully curated ingredients prepared using perfected techniques that produce simple yet, heartwarming traditional Japanese dishes.

Experience Japanese night at the Spectrum, every Wednesday evening at Php 2,600 per person.

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Spectrum - Fairmont Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Spectrum at Fairmont 

  • Address: Fairmont Hotel, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City 1224
  • Contact No:  6am – 10:30am, 12noon – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm

 

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Black Sheep Coffee (Manila): Good Coffee, Popcorn, and a few Negronis

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Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Teatime is the time between 3:00-5: 00 pm in the afternoon, wherein a tea meal is usually eaten. Afternoon tea has been practiced by the British high society since the 1940s. At Raffles Makati’s Writers Bar, tea time becomes more elegant with Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot.

 

 

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Quick Snippet of History: 
Afternoon tea has been a British tradition since the 1840’s made popular by Duchess Anna of Bedford who always got hungry during midday. She would eat treats such as cakes, sweets, biscuits, and tea. Eventually, this ceremony became widespread that it became an English custom.

 

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Photo: Raffles Makati

 

The three-tiered server carrying the mouthwatering array of sweets of an assortment of sweet treats and savory delights delicately prepared by the hotel’s master chefs.

When preparing for afternoon tea, it should follow that you have “sweet, spice, and everything nice”, referring to sweets, savory snacks, and also a beautiful setup.

Sweets

  • Chocolate and Champagne Macaron
  • Passion fruit religieuse
  • Dark chocolate and Marc de champagne infused lollipop with gold leaf
  • Dark chocolate cake
  • Victoria cake, strawberry, and vanilla

The array of sweets on this spread is filled with various treats that could make anyone with a sweet tooth take a second look.

For those who like to have a little champagne in their dessert, they should try the Dark Chocolate and Marc de champagne lollipop and the chocolate and champagne macaron.

 

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Savory

  • Salmon and dill tartlet
  • Prawn, mango and cucumber finger sandwich
  • Parmesan sable and pumpkin custard
  • Crunchy mini baguette with chicken, walnut, and apricot filling

Their savory spread has an assortment of finger sandwiches and tartlets, that is light and perfect for a small snack. Each dish is well executed and balanced in flavors that pair well with tea or champagne.

 

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Scones

  • Classic and cranberry

Buttery, crisp and served warm, try the scones with the clotted cream and jam.

 

 

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Everything perfectly pairs well with Veuve Clicquot’s crisp and mellow profile in flavor.

 

Price Point: Indulge in a slice of one of the finest British traditions at Raffles Makati from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily at Php 1,500 with selected fine teas for two or enjoy an upgraded afternoon tea set including two glasses of luxury bubbly at Php 2,500.

Note: An additional glass of Champagne is available at Php 750php or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at Php 4,200 for a sparkling afternoon

 

 

About Veuve Clicquot

Founded in 1772 in Reims, France, champagne house Veuve Clicquot colors life with audacity. More than champagne, Veuve Clicquot is an attitude that sparkles joie de vivre, embodied by the House’s signature sunburst-yellow color. 200 years of tradition and excellence in every sip.

 

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Interesting Snippet of Facts about VEUVE CLICQUOT

  • Mentioned everywhere from James Bond novels, to “Downton Abbey,” to even the “Real Housewives” franchises.
  • Their champagne brand holds a royal warrant of appointment in the United Kingdom, which means that it is officially approved to be served to the British Royal Family.
  • Always Pinot Noir: The house believes that Pinot Noir adds strength and structure to its wines.

 

Why Experience It?

The Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot is relatively one of a kind offering in the market. Impeccable service, wonderful ambiance, and tastefully curated selections- This is the kind of afternoon that you should be treating yourself to.

Raffles’ Writers Bar is elegant and yet not intimidating. The serving was good, and there was plenty of it. Having champagne in the afternoon and then pairing it with delectable treats was indeed a wonderful experience that we would indulge in again. This is the ultimate afternoon tea experience.

 


About Raffles

Raffles Hotel Singapore first opened in 1887 offering 10 rooms in an old Bungalow style building that overlooks the South China Tea.  In 2012, Raffles Hotel is the first luxury hotel that has opened in the Central Business District of Makati in the past 18 years. Over 132 years in the hospitality business, Raffles Hotel now spreads into 4 continents around the world with consistently high-quality service and world-class facilities.

 

Writers Bar - Raffles Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Writers Bar
    Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
    Tel. No. 555-9888 (ext 6840)
    Available from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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