Budget : ~Php 100-300 per dish
Duration : ~1-2 hours
Bummers : small portions
“Legend has it that the chicken dishes in Japan began with the Samurai and a game called Taka-Giri (teaching a hawk to catch a smaller animal). The yakitori tradition (or roasting bite-sizes pieces of meat, poultry, vegetables, etc.) has its roots with the Japanese, but with the Dutch who had settlements at Dejima, Nagasaki during the Edo period.
Nanbantei of Tokyo combined the best of these two traditions to give you a thoroughly and memorable Japanese culinary experience.” -Nanbantei of Tokyo
Nanbantei of Tokyo is a great place to go to if you are craving for tasty yakitori. In this restaurant, you can have a taste of tender and succulent yakitori without breaking your budget. Though the servings may be small, each plate is packed with flavor which you won’t get in an average yakitori restaurant.
Aside from yakitori, Nanbantei of Tokyo also offers some of the common Japanese dishes like the Kani Salad, different maki, sushi, and sashimi. We started our dinner at Nanbantei of Tokyo with Salmon Soup (Php 75). The salmon soup was served piping hot, which is perfect to warm up our tummies for this Japanese gastronomic journey.
The awesome about Nanbantei’s salmon soup is that several pieces of pink salmon are immersed in the soup. The soup tasted great, without any unpleasant or too fishy smell or taste. They had us at the salmon soup. Just wished that it came in a bigger serving. Or maybe we could have just ordered another serving.
Pink Salmon Chunks in the Soup
Our appetite was further heightened by the Kani Salad (Php 185). This salad is a festival of flavors starting with the bed of lettuce then a layer of thinly sliced carrots and cucumbers. Square slices of ripe mango joined the festivity. Then, the kani (crab meat) is added and topped with strawberry mayo. It is decorated on top with strips of nori and tabiko.
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