Beloved and I had dinner at Zubuchon a couple of weeks ago. This happened because I was annoyed with the queue for the bus and we were supposed to go home, towards Cubao area. This was also after when we already had dinner at nearby Shangri-La Plaza mall (part of which was chicharon). This lechon-specialty store is deemed inferior by Cebu friends, but based on other reviews we’ve watched, tourists seemed to like it better. For the uninformed, lechon is essentially whole pit-roasted pig—a specialty of the country. Seeing as it’s a rare time for both of us to be in Mandaluyong, where the closest Zubuchon is, we took the opportunity to try it out.
Beloved and I had brunch at Ippudo earlier today. This world-famous ramen place is among the best, according to fellow foodies, having over 80 branches in Japan alone with a lot more worldwide. Ippudo opened its doors at Megamall’s newest Fashion Hall wing earlier this week, making all said foodies rave about it. Knowing the hype it generated will definitely mean a waiting queue, we decided to have brunch here instead of the usual dinners.
Me, Beloved, and Hannah ate at Yabu. This Japanese restaurant inadvertently replaced now closed favorite of ours, Curry Curry House, at SM Megamall. However, this place doesn’t specialize in Japanese curry, nor does it specialize in typical Japanese food. Instead, this place specializes in katsu: the deep-fried breaded style of cooking. Beloved has been clamoring to try this place out, and an opportunity presented itself a couple of days ago.
Before passing by Komoro Soba, we saw this somewhat new stall at the corner of where Komoro Soba is located. It’s called Roti Mum. Beloved and I love Kopiroti’s kopi buns (coffee-flavored buns) so we decided to grab some as well.
Yesterday, beloved and I went to Komoro Soba. This was actually the second time we went here, but the first time, we only got to try their ice cream. We accompanied our friends who actually dined there. Their orders looked good and seemed like a great bargain, so we decided the next time we go to Megamall, we would eat here. That next time happened to be yesterday.
Rai-Rai Ken is a ramen restaurant and sushi bar. The first Rai-Rai Ken I ate in was in Robinsons Galleria, and it was a pleasant experience. I forget what exactly I ordered but I do remembered it was filling and delicious. Me and beloved went there today for lunch.
Today, my beloved was craving for curry. Since we were on our way to Ortigas, we decided to have lunch at Curry Curry House. We discovered this place at a PPF event during one of the early days of the Atrium. This isn’t the first time we’ve eaten here, but the number can be counted with one hand. Their specialty is Japanese curry: meat in curry sauce served over rice.