Guia of FOOD REVIEWS MANILA invited me to a japanese lunch with a few other friends at Kessaku a few weeks ago. I love Guia, she’s so simple & down to earth but has substance. I always enjoy talking to her -I feel smart! ;)) She’s naturally shy & quiet but I was lucky to see her wacky & fun side a couple of times too. The secret is to make her just a little bit tipsy haha.
The lovely Guia with Kessaku owner DONNY ELVINA who was so gracious to host our lunch & join us too.
KESSAKU, which means CREATING MASTERPIECE, is sister to YUMI Japanese Restaurant in Greenhills. Boy was I glad I didn’t have to go all the way to San Juan just to get my sushi fix. Kessaku is just a stone’s throw away from Home Sweet Home! ;) And yes indeed, Kessaku creates MASTERPIECES! <3
Symphony 380 php. Layers upon layers of slimy coupled with crunchy goodness I swear! <3 A MUST HAVE!
If you wanna go for a platter of assorted makis as your appetizer, go for the PARTY TRAY. This is small with 5 kinds of makis 988 php.
8-pc. Ushi Ebi Tempura 650 php. I never knew you could actually dip this in salt & lemon. Works great too!
8-pc. Softshell Crab Tempura 395 php.
What got me even more excited is Kessaku’s HAPPY HOUR! ;) 299 php only for UNLIMITED cocktails of Classic Margarita, Classic Mojito, and what I had, the Lychee Martini. Sushi tastes best paired with cocktails, me thinks. ;) Mas exotic ang flavors!
3 of my favorites in one sitting. Sushi, cocktails, & my Kap. Happiness! <3 Cheers!
Best of both worlds, MIXED KAMAMESHI 450 php.
And as if our carb-loading wasn’t enough, Donny ordered even more rice toppings for us to enjoy. Yup, rainbow was bouncing off me left & right!
Happy, over-fed people! :P I have taken to wearing gartered pants ever since I joined this group. I threw away na all my pants that are not gartered, lels. Si Kap malapit-lapit na rin mag-convert to jeggings!
Crispy Banana & Jackfruit 155 php
Green Tea Tempura Ice Cream 165 php. This, for me, is an acquired taste. I really cannot force myself to like Green Tea. :P
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee 120 php.
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I don’t know what it is exactly that makes me crave for japanese food. But I just can’t get enough of it. I get full quickly with other cuisines, but japanese food? I’m a bottomless pit! :P
Thank you Guia, KESSAKU, and Donny for having us over. Kap had to roll me to the car, but who cares. I was VERY happy! ;)