Thursday, February 14, 2019


Handsome hubby is on vacay. So daily lunch dates are becoming a norm.  That does not necessarily equate though with lunches outside the abode.

Cooking for him is the rule more than the exception. I love seeing him everyday because I know that pretty soon this brief interlude will be over  and he will be back in the salt mines so to speak.

So its pretty much like getting to know each other all over again and getting used to being with him 24/7.

So last week we found ourselves  in Dohtonbori in SM Megamall.

We ordered the following ...

We always start our meal with something green and fresh. Well at least we try to if it is available in the menu. There were just two choices of salad . One is  Radish & Seaweed Salad  P230 while the other option was Bacon Ceasar Salad P210, which we selected...

My immediate thought as the plate was delivered to our table was how pale the dish was. The lettuce were almost white. Maybe we got the middle part of this leafy vegetable. The pieces of bacon were a drab light pink seemingly  in sync with the sad-looking lettuce leaves.  Was it someone who said "the eyes eat first"?  Well my eyes were not happy at all at the sight of this  forlorn-looking dish. Consequently , my palate followed suit as well. It was like eating cabbage.

Good thing there was  Grilled Salmon Chanchan P400 (full size ) P220 (half size).  The dish was presented in an aluminum pouch placed on a plate. It was piping hot. But it was fun unwrapping it. The salmon inside was perfectly cooked and scrumptious. I shall order this again

Next came our Ebi Tempura P399.  The pieces of tempura looked perfect in their basket. When I took a bite however, I can hardly find the prawn or shrimp inside. Batter was too thick and  overwhelmed the protein.


The ambiance was pretty impressive. I loved the wood and lantern combo. The service was alert and cheerful as well.

It was the food I was sadly disappointed in. I should have ordered just okonomiyaki instead. After all they were the specialty of the house.

Thickly battered tempura and pale salad did not do it for me and the handsome hubby. The only saving grace was the salmon.

Dont take my word for it. Check them out and let me know how it turns out for you

Dohtonbori is locate at the third floor Mega Fashion Hall SM Megamall Ortigas Mandaluyong City
DOHTONBORI Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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