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August 05, 2015

MAISEN: Finest Tonkatsu Restaurant in Tokyo now in Manila! @BenchTM

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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MAISEN is one of the finest Tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo founded by a Japanese housewife, Mrs. Koide, in 1965 and later on bought by Suntory Holdings Limited of Yamazaki and Hibiki whisky fame. Its name is a coined word, which means "go for it".

Check out our feature of the Maisen Aoyoma flagship store in Omotesando, Tokyo early this year:
The MAISEN Tonkatsu Difference: Different Shades of Pork (Soon in Manila!) @BenchTM

Ben Chan's Group (Suyen Corporation) will finally open the beloved Maisen franchise in Manila!

Here's what to expect and what to order at Maisen Philippines... 

MAISEN TONKATSU PHILIPPINES
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March 04, 2015

The MAISEN Tonkatsu Difference: Different Shades of Pork (Now Open in Manila!) @BenchTM

Update 8/8/2015: MAISEN: Finest Tonkatsu Restaurant in Tokyo now in Manila! (Now Open) @BenchTM  

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MAISEN is one of the finest Tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo, with its flagship store in the Aoyoma, Shibuya area. Its name is a coined word, which means "go for it".

It was founded in 1965 by a Japanese housewife Mrs. Koide, and was later on bought by Suntory Holdings Limited of Yamazaki and Hibiki whisky fame. Ben Chan's Group (Suyen Corporation) is finally bringing the Maisen franchise to Manila mid-2015!

MAISEN AOYOMA Flagship Store
Tokyo-to 4-8-5 Jingumae Shibuya City
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 10.45pm (last call 10.00)
Telephone: +81 0120-428-485
FacebookMaisen and Aoyama main store
Websitehttp://mai-sen.com/

Here's what to expect and why foodies are excited for the opening of Maisen in Manila... 

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March 02, 2015

MARUGAME SEIMEN: Best Udon & Tempura Self-Service Dining in Tokyo (Soon in Manila)!

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MARUGAME SEIMEN is a self-service dining styled Udon & Tempura Japanese resto that specializes in piping hot Sanuki Udon and freshly fried tempura. They opened their first shop in 2000 and is now the undisputed udon chain king in Japan.

It is named after the city known for the Best Udon, in Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. It's called seimen because the noodles are freshly made in the store.

Thanks to the Ben Chan group, Marugame Seimen will open its doors in Manila before the year ends. 

Here is why Marugame Seimen will create an Udon & Tempura craze in the metro...

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February 28, 2015

COCO ICHIBANYA: #1 Japanese Curry House in the World...Now in Manila! @CoCoIchibanyaPH

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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Curry House CoCo Ichibanya holds the Guinness World Record for the largest curry restaurant chain in the world--with over 1,400 stores. 

The first store in Manila finally opened at Basement 1 of Estancia Mall, franchised by Hubert Young of UCC Philippines and Mitsuyado Sei-men fame.

Here's a guide on how to enjoy your CoCo Ichibanya Curry experience in Manila...

COCO ICHIBANYA PHILIPPINES
B-006, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave. Cor. Shaw Blvd, Pasig City
Facebook: CoCo Icibanyan PH
Instagram: cocoichibanyaPH
Email: cocoichibanyaph.customercare@gmail.com
Telephone: +632 696-1649
Websitehttp://www.ichibanya.co.jp/english/

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February 26, 2015

HOUSE OF WAGYU: How does Saga Prime A5 Wagyu cooked on a Stone Grill Taste Like?

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Ever since the Philippines lifted the ban on Japanese Beef last 2014, Manila has been enjoying a Japanese Wagyu craze of the available top variants--Kobe, Matsusaka, and Ohmi. Now, the strictest quality Wagyu can be added to that list--Saga.

Have you ever wondered how A5 Grade 11 Japanese Wagyu would taste like cooked on stone grill? Take a look at our House of Wagyu Saga Prime A5 experience...

HOUSE OF WAGYU
2Ecom Building, Harbour Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
Telephone: +632 553-8437
Mobile: +63 917 834-1248
FacebookHOUSE of WAGYU

Best Steakhouse in Manila Series 2015!

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January 27, 2015

The NOBU Manila Restaurant Experience (A Review) @CityofDreamsPH

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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The NOBU Restaurant is a Japanese & Peruvian-inspired restaurant by Celebrity Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in City of Dreams Manila. It's the signature restaurant of the Nobu Hotel and the 2nd Celebrity Chef Restaurant to open in the metro.

We had a special date with our foodie friends, Tina and Chef Guy, to check it out. Here's our experience and some tips to have an awesome experience at Nobu...

NOBU MANILA
Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel
Email: NobuRestaurant@cod-manila.com
Telephone: +632 691-2882, 691-2885
Websitehttp://www.cityofdreams.com.ph

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December 20, 2014

MENDOKORO RAMENBA: Ramen Yushoken in Makati (A Review)

7/26/15: Updated with new operating time: Opens Daily from 11.00am to 11.00pm with unlimited bowl servings.

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MENDOKORO RAMENBA is the "serious ramen" reincarnation of Ramen Yushoken in Makati, by Elbert Cuenca and Ryan Cruz. The concept is inspired by the authentic ramen houses in Japan. They strictly serve ramen only, limited to 80-100 bowls daily, and just for dine-in during lunch or dinner. They now serve unlimited bowls daily from 11.00am to 11.00pm including Sundays :)

Do we have a new Ramen Nazi in Makati? Here's our Mendokoro Ramenba experience...

Mendokoro Ramenba
Ground Floor, V Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati. 
(at the back of V. Corporate Center where Wild Flour is located. It's along the same road as La Creperie)
Telephone: +632 215-1751 
Operating Hours: Opens Daily Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 11.00pm
FacebookMendokoro Ramen

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December 17, 2014

WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF: Makati Hole-in-the-Wall Japanese Wagyu Steakhouse! (A Review)

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WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF is a hole-in-the-wall steakhouse in Makati specializing in Premium Japanese Wagyu. It was founded by Yoshikazu Yayano, Takayuki Hayano, and Chef Seiji Kamura.

The wifey and I recently had our Christmas date here, and here are some tips on how to make yours a memorable one...

WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF
G-20 Sunvar Plaza Building, Amorsolo St. corner Pasay Road, Makati City 1230, Philippines
Telephone: +632 808-9508
Operating Hours: Open 10.00am to 10.00pm

Best Steakhouse in Manila Series 2015!

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