Because her son was taken to the mall by the lola and my mother is in Bataan, Ezra and I celebrated Mother’s day by ourselves. So isang mother tsaka isang mother-to-be. Walang kokontra. May nag-prophetic greeting sa akin! Hahahaha!
It was also Ezra’s birthday a couple of days before, so I let her decide where to eat. She was craving for Japanese food so we went to Little Tokyo, which is a 15-minute walk from AIM, where we attended the Victory service first. Because you know, (wo)men couldn’t live on bread (or sushi) alone! 😀 Pinagpilitan ko lang talagang mai-push ‘yan. :p
The Spicy Tuna Maki of Nodasho is 200php, just add an extra 100 for that creamy, spicy goodness placed on top.
We also had the Ebi Maki (200php), which was good, but it wasn’t satisfying because I asked for ebi tempura not maki. Alam mo ‘yung feeling na napaasa ka pero hinarap mo na rin kasi nandoon ka naman na. Buti na lang gutom na kami.
We also had Shoyu Ramen (350php), which was fantastic, except for the egg. It looked like a regular hardboiled egg, not the one marinated in soy sauce and mirin. Tip: ask for minced garlic or garlic paste and put this in your ramen. This is how they eat ramen in Japan and you will thank me for trying this out. That is if you like garlic. And please do not try this if you’re eating tantanmen or the likes.
Also had gyoza. Now the gyoza (200php) is already good with the classic rice vinegar and soy sauce dip, but I also invite you to try it with Japanese mayo. You can also mix some chili powder/flakes/oil in your mayo.
We were supposed to eat at Izakaya Kikufuji, but the line was too long. It’s true, Kikufuji has excellent food, but I think a lot of people do not know that there’s a garden area inside Little Tokyo that has restaurants offering delicious dishes too.
And also, it’s only in the garden area where they have kakigori or shaved ice dessert!!! We had some Ujikintoki (180php) or matcha kakigori with red bean. Perfect way to end the dinner. Well, sake sana pero my date doesn’t drink. :p