Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yujiin, San Juan

Rainy days make for best times to eat! Don't you just love the rain at the backdrop while you share good food and conversation? I most definitely do =)

Looking for a place to eat sans having to fuss over traffic and parking, we decide to go to Yujiin Japanese Restaurant, along Wilson Street, San Juan. We were a bit unsure of whether do dine here or at Omakase. Both of us last visited this place, quite a long time ago, so we don't know what to expect.

The place was still ok. It had a simple and home feel.

Complimentary sweet-spicy dilis....

Miso Soup Php
Nice to warm our tummies on a rainy day.

Agedashi Tofu Php 120.00

Sashimi Moriawase Php 360.00
Fresh squid, shake, ebi, maguro and kani sashimi.

Seafood Teppanyaki Php 300.00
Shrimps, tuna, salmon and squid in steak sauce.

Over all, our food was yummy and fresh. Nothing notable, but quite enjoyable =)

#221 Wilson St.,
Greenhills, San Juan

Tel # (632) 727-5291/386-2028

Monday, July 26, 2010

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food

Taiwan street food ....this small eatery along Gilmore avenue shouted out. Yen Yen is a small street side resto, just about across Mien-San. Always packed with people, we check out what the fuss is all about.

Parking seems to be the initial problem, but fortunately, we were allowed to park on a muddy little space between the car sales places neighboring YenYen. One problem down, another one follows...no table! Oh no! The smile on my face after our parking triumph was about to be erased, until the nice manager went out of her way to try to talk to other customers if they would kindly share a table with us. Fortunately, billed out just about, so we had a table of our own =) Yipeee!!!! I saw a lot of "crispy" on the menu and the prices all in the two digit-1**.00----so more reason to be delighted..hehehehe

Crispy Fish Rice Php 148.00
Just one look and you know it's crispy and NOT oily! Breaded with cumin and other oriental spices...served with a heaping mound or rice and sauteed veggies. Simple and filling!

My pick: Crispy Tiger Shrimp Rice Php 148.00

Six pieces of Tiger Shrimps it says...well I doubt if they were tiger shrimps but 6 pieces of breaded shrimps can be really filling too! It has the same breading and spices as the fish (and I presume, same as with the famous pork chop). I love how all their fried food are NOT oily at all.
The texture and taste of their breaded and fried food are somewhat the same as with Ersao and Serenity (chicken chops)

Onion Cake Php 48.00
For the price, this wasn't bad at all. It just needed a bit more spring onion filling...and the crust came out kinda hard---nothing like the onion cake at Peking Garden (hehehe)---but for the price ...we won't complain. =)

We enjoyed our food....but we would opt to get take out or have delivery next time =)

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food
#96Granada St. , Q.C.
Tel# (632) 345 3219/701 0360