I’m not partial to Japanese food. Not that I don’t like it, but I tend to veer to the most basic cuisine of choice of most Filipinos – American, Italian, and Filipino, perhaps.
That is, until one stressful night post-work eventually led me to Kitaro Sushi along Emerald Avenue in Ortigas Center. I have known Kitaro for years (remember their comic tv ad that ignite the attention of viewers, where a Samurai is about to aim an arrow at an apple on top of a man’s head). They are famous for their different renditions of the plain and most basic Japanese meal – the Tempura. Who would have thought that Tempura will go excellent with Fuji Apple Sauce? I’m sure Kitaro had.
Anyways, back to my unusual post-office dinner, I had their Shrimp Tempura and their “unusual” Soup with Pork Dumplings (I had to stressed the word “unusual” since never in my life have I ever encountered pork dumplings swimming in a bowl of soup!). I have to admit, the “unusual-ness” of the soup tastes delicious. It even goes better with a bowl of rice. Their shrimp tempura is served generously (and I mean, generously as theirs are served in huge portions). It’s perfect for people with huge appetite (myself, included Ü).
All in all, I can say that I had a great time at Kitaro. I like the portion of every meal they serve, I like that their staff are accommodating to the guests, and that I can have my fix whenever I’m feeling Japanese at times (as their Emerald branch is nearby our office). Way to go, Kitaro!
Pork Dumpling Soup
Date of Visit: 2010-03-23