Saturday, March 2, 2019

102 Izakaya

Japanese cuisine continues to be up there as my top 3 favorite cuisines along with Italian and French.

Last Wednesday per the invite of Zomato and 102 Izakaya, we were given a preview of what the restaurant is all about.

What is Izakaya? 

It is a Japanese-style pub. Think Tapas in Spain but Japanese version. You have drinks and inexpensive bar chows in  small portions. 102 Izakaya  seeks to let the diners experience Japanese food prepared the traditional way but served  with a hip vibe.

Check out the savory items we enjoyed...

Kani Salad P195
The dish was simple with generous portions of kani, It was value for money for its size.

Fresh Tofu and Seaweed Salad P210

Tsukune P165

Moist, juicy and flavorful, I shall order this again

Spicy Tori Karaage P195

Your usual karaage with a bit of a kick.

Edo San Special P450

One of my favorites, these sushi were humongous with complex flavors. The downside is you have to eat a piece in one mouthful to experience the contrast in textures and taste. It had anago, cream cheese, crabstick,ebiko, cucumber etc.

Kani Tamago Aburi Sushi P165

Another favorite, I had to do a double take because I initially thought they were slices of salmon . Although a bit disappointed that it was kani after all,  they were scrumptious

Salmon Aburi Sushi P195

Slightly torched salmon? Yes please. I would not mind ordering these again.

Kushikatsu P225
P25 to P48 per stick

After the soft texture of the aburi, I was almost looking forward to the crunchy texture of the kushikatsu

Assorted Yakitori P35 to P85 per stick

The carnivore piggery would love this

Chicken teppanyaki P230

Amazing how juicy and flavorful those pieces of chicken were. Rice please

Buta Kakuni P310
Braised pork belly with shoyu reduction would be a hit to pork-loving Pinoys. Pork was really tender , flavorful and addicting. A little caveat though. Be ready to order cups of rice with this one.

Beef Usuyaki P345

One of the best sellers of the restaurant, rolled beef stuffed with shitake mushroom and bacon are sure fire winners. Do not forget to dip your meat in that  yummy sauce.

Overall, I enjoyed almost all dishes in 102 Izakaya.  Special mention to Edo San Special,  Salmon Aburi, Kani Aburi, Chicken teppanyaki, kushikatsu, etc.

Definitely returning to try other items in the menu.

102 Izakaya is located at the second floor ACCM Building, 102 Valero Street Salcedo Village Makati

102 Izakaya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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