I’m a sucker for Japanese food. I like how their dishes can be so technical, so intricate yet so simple. And so, I suggested that we go to Omakase for our supposed end-of-the-month book club discussion. Liv has been there already, while I’ve also tried their food albeit it was only take-away. They have a wide menu, making it such a Herculean chore to decide which to select among the other equally-appealing dishes.
Riding on my strict no-rice diet once more, I had Lemon Salmon Steak (Php280). The salmon steaks were really tender, juicy and flavorful. It’s zesty and refreshing to the palate, which reminds you of simple beachside dining. The roasted tomatoes, also smothered in the zesty sauce, were delicious as well. They could have cooked the onions a little longer because some parts were still a wee bit raw. But other than that, their Lemon Salmon Steak is a winner for just Php280.
I also had Tuna Nigiri, which costs Php170 for 5 pieces. I knew I should have just opted for the sashimi. The Nigiri was a little dry and well, boring. I won’t even waste my time describing it.
I asked the girls to take pictures of their food. And no, I’m not stirring any food photography competition! Liv had Gyudon (Php240) and Tofu Steak (Php210). The tofu’s actually wrapped with a thin slice of beef.
Eden, the group’s bunso, had Boston Roll (Php210) and Katsudon (Php170).
Natz had California Maki and Teriyaki Udon! Natz’ food photo is so pretty, it’s not fair! Haha! She’s the group’s resident photographer, you see. So I have to accept that she’ll be taking the prettiest pictures. Haha.
While I’m all raves about their food, there was one aspect about them that I didn’t like–the servers. There was this girl who seemed so detached from her work–so not present. She wasn’t even looking at tme when she handed over the bill. She was looking (more of staring) at someone (or something) else. I bet it was that group of young male Americans sitting near the door that distracter her. Sheesh. I don’t remember if it was the same girl that Grace had to call four or five times before she *finally* approached our table and took Grace’s order. Seriously, the girl was only about 2 to 2 1/2 meters away from our table but she was completely deaf to Grace’s “Miss! Hey!”.
We spent an hour and 30 minutes in Omakase babbling away as we shared our mini reviews of Looking For Alaska (see my own personal mini review here). Good thing that our boss was not in her desk when we came back. We could have gotten the “look” for going over our one-hour lunch time allowance.
Of course, we were in the Ayala Triangle Gardens branch. I can’t help but think we’ll be trying out every single restaurant there is to try until we move on to another area of Makati. Harhar. 😀