Beloved and I had dinner at Katsu Sora. This katsu place is located right beside Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, and I believe they have the same owner or franchisee, at Trinoma’s alfresco area. This place is a direct competition of Yabu, one of our favorite food places, specializing it katsu. But does it offer any competition at all?
Another ramen place? Sure, why not. Beloved and I had dinner a couple of times at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka at Trinoma. This relatively new ramen place opened its doors at Trinoma’s fourth floor alfresco area, replacing our old tambayan Timezone Arena. Good old days.
Beloved and I had dinner at Hanamaruken a couple of days ago. This relatively new ramen place opened its doors at Trinoma’s 2nd floor alfresco area by its Mindanao/North Avenue entrance. Some of our friends have already been here and have been recommending this place, so we opted to try it out.
Beloved and I had dinner at Wee Nam Kee. This Singaporean-Chinese restaurant opened its doors at the topmost floor of Trinoma. Most Singaporean places we’ve been to specializes in Hainanese Chicken Rice. This place offers similar specialty as well as one dish I’ve wanted to try since learning about it. After learning the prices were fair, we took our seats.
Me, Beloved, and some friends visited relatively new (-ly transferred) food fair Mezza Norte at Trinoma’s Mindanao Ave. Parking Lot. This used to be located at UP-Ayala Technohub, but moved here. I was convinced by many not to visit while it was still at Technohub due to the lack of space over the amount of people there. I did not receive the same complaints when it moved to Trinoma about a month ago.
Beloved and I had dinner at Dragon Chef last night. This, I assume, newly-opened Chinese restaurant is located at the fourth floor alfresco area of Trinoma, right beside Cyma and Chophouse. It didn’t replace any restaurant there, it just took a part of the newly-renovated Greek resto. I was doing some Christmas shopping at the said mall and Beloved accompanied me. When we got hungry, we somehow found ourselves on the fourth floor, and found this new place. After seeing that it’s a Chinese restaurant and knowing that Chinese restaurants are usually a good deal, we decided to try it out.
Beloved and I ate at Ramen X at Trinoma yesterday. If you don’t know what this place serves, then shame on you. This Japanese resto is basically the poor man’s version of Ramen Bar. Beloved, who got to eat here before, claims that this is the ramen equivalent of Moshi Moshi. This place replaced, thankfully, Crustasia in the aforementioned mall. Inside links aside, because I had some errands to run at said mall, we decided to take the opportunity to try it out as well.
Beloved and I had our first 2012 food adventure at Trinoma’s Banana Leaf. I’ve actually eaten at this Thai-Malay restaurant before with a couple of friends, but didn’t manage to chronicle that particular time. And since that was a pretty decent experience, we weren’t afraid of trying it out, despite knowing little of Thai cuisine. Anyway, this place is sort of special for a couple of things. First, each order is good for two to three people, making this a family-friendly restaurant. Second, their plates are substituted with banana leaves, hence the name, and further making sharing a must. While there were only two of us, we decided that Beloved takes home any leftovers that we expected to have.
A week ago, Beloved and I ate at Chophouse. This grilled steak-specialty restaurant that features a cow statue with a halo and angel wings has been a mainstay in Trinoma’s 4th floor alfresco area. Well, the cow statue is a mainstay—this place was formerly called “Holy Cow”, quite appropriate for the mascot. At first we thought that this was just a simple name change, but Holy Cow opened doors on SM North EDSA’s new Annex, and now we’re not sure anymore. Me and my friends joked that perhaps Holy Cow was co-shared by two friends that drifted apart, settling for an agreement that one keeps the name while the other keeps the cow statue.
A few days ago, me and my friends ate at Tempura Japanese Grill. This would be my third time reviewing this place on this blog, if I’m not mistaken, and I still won’t be reviewing the “grill” portion of this place, sadly. However, I’m still pretty stoked at what I will be reviewing for this entry. I guess this week sort of becomes a revisiting week of my favorite Japanese restaurants, hoping they still deserve the praise I gave them before.