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Teppanyaki Festival at Osaka Ohsho!

I’ve always loved Teppanyaki. We used to have a friend who owned a Teppanyaki table at their home in Tagaytay & they would invite us to eat with them from time to time. We would chip in for marketing & they would cook an assortment of meat, seafood, and the yummiest fried rice table top, al fresco. The aroma mixed with pine scent & combined with the cool tagaytay air can whet anyone’s appetite, that’s for sure.  Pure bliss for me, even now I drool at the mere thought.

One day, I would like to own a teppanyaki table & maybe then and only then will I want to learn the basics of cooking mean teppan dishes. It looks so easy! You just need some muscle (probably).

Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き teppan-yaki) is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki.

Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. Teppanyaki grills are commonly confused with the hibachi barbecue grill, which has a charcoal or gas flame and is made with an open grate design. With a solid griddle type cook surface, the teppanyaki is more suitable for smaller ingredients, such as rice, egg, and finely chopped vegetables.

For now, I would just have to be content cooking on my laptop in SIMS. That, and patronize restos with teppanyaki tables -which can be quite expensive.

teppanyaki sims

Apart from the Walking Dead TV series, I am crazy in love with SIMS. The kids can leave me in the morning & find me in the afternoon still at it. Making houses & decorating, doing chores & finishing goals, making friends & woo-hoos (Yes even in Sim City my love life with Kap is blooming!). It’s quite addicting I tell you. The fun part is that all the skills I don’t have in real life, I can easily learn & apply in SIMS, lels. Like COOKING! ;P

Thank goodness for affordable teppanyaki dishes, NEW at Osaka Ohsho! I was so happy when the Relish Group’s main man BOBBY VALLAR invited Kap & me to try the new Teppanyaki dishes last week. It takes time & effort to go to Megamall but when it’s for restos that we really love (far & few in between like Fireside, Linguini Fini, Tuan Tuan, and of course Osaka Ohsho), then Kap & I go. No second thoughts about it.

Osaka Ohsho

3/F SM Megamall, Fashion Mall, Julia Vargas Avenue, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong (0917) 828-5011


As always, Bob was so gracious to offer us refreshments after we said our hellos. Here is Kap’s Strawberry Passion Fruit Fizz 110 php, and my Japanese Milk Tea with Pearls 120 php.



That’s the pretty & charming JILL of The Food Scout & boyfie OLIVER who gamely poses for me & holds up the menu of the 8 new & exciting teppanyaki dishes at Osaka Ohsho. <3 Thank you #Jilliver



Osaka Ohsho introduces its new LIMITED TIME ONLY teppanyaki dishes featuring the Teppanyaki Festival. 5 seafood (in time for lent) and 3 meat teppanyaki dishes to choose from.



Prawn 495 php. Seasoned Black Tiger Prawns sauteed in butter and garlic, served with wasabi mayo dip.



Sakana Matsuri 420 php. Norwegian pink salmon, Pacific Blue Marlin and Yellow Fin Tuna, sauteed in butter, garlic and Japanese sake, served with asparagus spears, potatoes and carrots.



Ika Sugataki 250 php. Fresh sliced squid sauteed in a spicy Japanese sauce served with stir fried mixed vegetables.



Mixed Shellfish 325 php. Fresh scallops, mussels and clams seasoned with garlic and Japanese sake, sauteed in Japanese onion sauce and served with sauteed veggies.



Sake Beef 330 php. Sukiyaki sliced beef strips seasoned and sauteed in Japanese sake, garlic and butter served with Japanese coleslaw.



Bacon Cut Pork Belly Asparagus 250 php. Fresh asparagus spears wrapped in sukiyaki-sliced pork belly strips, served in teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds.



Salmon Bacon 370 php. Fresh Norwegian salmon wrapped in honey cured bacon doused in teriyaki sauce with spring onions.



Mixed Mushroom and Bacon 310 php. A combination of Shiitake, Shimeji Brown and Eringi Japanese mushrooms and asparagus spears wrapped in honeycured belly bacon strips served with their original Japanese Urinchi sauce.

And here is the Kap of my heart who has taken on the responsibility of taking photos para daw sa ikauunlad ng blog ko! :P Now we truly are a tandem -Sugar (sya) & Spice (ako!) Lels. I couldn’t be any happier with his full support. ;)


Naknam! #career Lumi-level up na ang Honey ko. Baka daw kasi isa sa dalawa: malaglag ako, O masira ang upuan. Kaya sya nalang. Honey, saan gawa yang shirt mo? Gawa ba yan sa #HusbandMaterial ???

Of course no trip to Osako Ohsho is complete without enjoying the 4 variants of gyoza dishes. Bob was so gracious to order some for us to share.

* ORIGINAL 175 PHP/6pcs & 350 php/12pcs.
* CHEESE 190 PHP/6pcs & 380 php/12pcs.)
* NORI 190 PHP/6pcs & 380 php/12pcs.)

* Bacon & Cheese Gyoza of honeycured bacon, gourmet cheeses, ground pork, cabbage, garlic, & ginger in a soft & crisp Japanese flour wrap. Best enjoyed with original, miso, & chili oil gyoza sauces, the Bacon & Cheese gyoza is available in 6 pc. (190 php) & 12 pc. orders (380 php).




Peanut Butter & Banana Dessert Gyoza 210 php. Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter & caramelized bananas in a soft & crisp Japanese flour wrap served w/ vanilla ice cream & chocolate syrup. Always a crowd favorite.



Banana Tempura with 3 scoops of Homemade Japanese Ice Cream in Matcha, Black Sesame, and Vanilla. 330 php. Must have! <3

Thank you so much again OSAKA OHSHO, Linfred Yap, and Bobby Vallar for having us! It is always a pleasure dining at the restaurant that serves the world’s#1 Gyoza, atbp! <3


At Osaka Ohsho, everything is just OHSHO-exciting! :)


To read my 2 previous posts on Osaka Ohsho, CLICK HERE  and HERE (a year ago when I started blogging “professionally” and you can see a marked improvement in my blog today -hopefully).

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