After our brunch at Apartment 1B, we didn’t want to eat the same type of food for dinner. It gets nakaka-umay after a while. So, probably having been japanese in our previous lives, ate googled for a Japanese resto in the Makati area. Super typhoon Yolanda (yes talagang may SUPER na naka-akibat!) was coming & we didn’t want to be too far away from home. The thought that the skyway was just a hop, a skip, & a jump away gave us considerable peace.
SERYNA came up in Spot.ph’s top japanese restaurants. Having ate’s driver for the day, we braved makati at rush hour. I can say in all honestly that I’m glad we did. Their comfort food was the perfect ender for our day together. I can’t say the same with our UNFORGETTABLE dessert experience someplace else, but that’s another story reserved for another day! :P
The Little Tokyo alley behind ate is an open courtyard with some seating in the middle and several small restaurants scattered around. Each restaurant has it’s own food specialty. Because Seryna was filling up quickly & we were in a hurry to claim our reservation, we decided to go look around the alley after dinner. Unfortunately, we never got around to it! <!–3
The fact that a japanese national was at the helm of the sushi bar, and japanese customers were aplenty, heightened our excitement to try out their guaranteed authentic fares.
EDAMAME. I never know how to eat this thing. Do you eat the balat? Or just what’s inside???
My Rainbow Roll 280.00 Because I like rainbows and unicorns, & I believe in fairy tales! :P
Ate’s Spicy Tuna Roll 240.00
The price is very reasonable, and the food authentic. So we weren’t surprised to see a lot of patrons that night. Good thing we came in a few minutes before the hungry dinner crowd got there.
Back in civilian clothes after her short stint in school haha.
Ebi Tempura 5 pcs. 350.00
Niku Yasai Itame 210.00 The way they present the food is not pretentious, no “wow” platings to rave at, but the taste will really make you sigh & smile. <3 This plain veggie plate was really good & tasty!
Geso Age (Fried Squid) 180 php. This doesn’t come with sauce but I dipped it in what’s left of my tempura sauce & they were the perfect combination! <3
Tanuki Udon 230.00
Ate’s Shake Onigiri 100.00
Rice ball which she tried with delight. My cute baby! <3
Salmon tidbits inside. Ya have to dig in deep to find it! ;)
To see more food choices & know what’s happening at the Little Tokyo alley (which we unfortunately weren’t able to visit because we were in a rush to go home for fear of getting stuck amidst heavy traffic), click HERE for Leslie Cheng’s (of shootfirsteatlater) older, but more detailed post. We MOST DEFINITELY have to go back for Little Tokyo! m/