In other news, I think I'm out of my slump which resulted in my unofficial non-blogging hiatus (started early this year and one I hope not to do again). A major personal project is hugely the cause (one of which I have every intention of finishing this year) -- a really personal one as I am doing this in order to preserve our family's precious memories and moments for the Little One. More on that soon.
And so, we go back to our regular programming...
I love me some Japanese food!
Next to Filipino fare, restaurants serving/specializing in Japanese cuisine are my go-to dining establishments of choice. And what better way to enjoy sushi (kaizen-zushi-style pa!) than at Sakae Sushi.
|Sakae Sushi at Mall of Asia, Pasay|
This, folks, is not my first time at Sakae Sushi. Having tried them out during their early months in the Philippines (and us being regulars here in the Lion City -- read my post here), we're more or less well-acquainted with what they have to offer.
|Seating perfect for a cozy date|
An All-Day-Sushi buffet in Sakae Sushi PH will set you back around Php399 (VAT included) for adults and Php249 for kids 4 feet and below. And for voracious sushi lovers, this I highly recommend for in the long run, you'll probably spend less than if you're paying per plate (see price comparison below).
Availment of the sushi buffet comes with a bowl of Miso soup and bottomless hot or cold green tea. Not bad, eh?
|Miso soup and green tea|
The hardest part now is what to try first, most especially when everything looks just so darn good! To help you out, here's just a few of my favorites:
Inarizushi or sushi rice wrapped in sweet, fried tofu skin (aburaage). The skin's cooked in a sweet soy sauce-based mixture first before it is drained and wrapped around a fistful of sushi rice. Yum!
I've always been a sucker for salmon. Hence, no brainer here; I will always have either Salmon Sashimi or a Salmon Nigiri. Paired with (lots of) thin slices of pickled ginger and I'm in raw foodie heaven!
|Crab Stick Sushi|
Crab Stick Sushi. Did you know that these crab meat sticks aren't really made from crab meat?! Yup. Learned about it from a TV a documentary once. But that still doesn't stop me from having a piece (or two) of this sushi.
The California Roll. Hard-core sushi aficionados will contest that the California maki or roll is non-traditional sushi. But dang it, they just taste so darn good!
|Crab Mayo Gunkan Sushi|
I'm a recent convert of the Crab Mayo Gunkan Sushi. In a nutshell, it's sushi rice wrapped in nori with heaping of crab flakes (among other things) and mayo (sort of like a creamy salad) on top. Just a great combination!
Another favorite is the Tamago Sushi. Sweet, sweet scrambled egg on top of sushi rice. I can even eat the egg by its lonesome.
Definitely coming back for more next time... J
Mall of Asia