Little Tokyo is just a few streets from where I live in Makati, but it took me three years to go there. My forever eating buddies and I went there last weekend and were pleasantly surprised at the quaint village tucked in a hidden spot along Chino Roces. The street leading to Little Tokyo is aligned with star-shaped lights. Pretty!
There are numerous restaurants inside, but I didn’t bother noting the names. I’m so sorry. We just picked one that could seat us inside. For a cheapskate like me, the food is quite pricey. Good thing they have big servings. Four of us shared two ramens (Shoyu and Tanuki), a serving of gyouza and another one of crab cream croquette. It was a pretty good dinner, but I kept thinking of Toni Toni Chopper while eating the Tanuki Ramen. I know he’s not a tanuki, but he looks like one. It broke my heart. Hahaha. But I prefer the Shoyu ramen and not just because of my feels.
While eating the yummy food, I realized that I’m eating authentic Japanese food for the second time in my life. I realized that authentic sushi doesn’t fall apart when you dip it in Kikoman and wasabi isn’t always green. (Poor Kimpee. Haha.) On a side note, I still fail at using chopsticks. Also, the gyouza was really delicious! We also tried the shaved ice thingy which I want to call snow cones. I ordered the one flavored Japanese soda but I think the Peach flavor is the best.
It was a pretty fun dinner, but next time I’ll prepare a bigger budget so I won’t be hungry two hours later. Haha.
2277 Bet. Pasong Tamo and Amorsolo St.,
Makati City, Philippines