Great-tasting Japanese food at a price range of P70-100?
If you’re in the Makati area and hankering for a good Japanese meal that will not make a hole in your wallet, head now to Sousaku on Salcedo St. Legaspi Village. It’s a small affair seating only 50 or so people but you’ll know it’s worth trying considering that 1) the chef & owner is a Japanese; 2) no less than the Japanese dine here.
Because chef-owner Seiji Kamura is also the author of two cookbooks, he offers Japanese food beyond the sushi, sashimi and tempura most Pinoys choose for their meals. This is where I tasted the exquisite Oden, a rich Japanese stew of salmon head mixed with mirin and Japanese soy sauce. The grilled hoke can also be addicting. Actually it tastes like daing but so pure and fresh, it will probably make you order garlic fried rice quick. Their asparagus with bacon tempura is an innovation and is best eaten with lemon & salt, not tempura sauce, so as not to drown the flavor. For dessert, their mango tempura with ice cream (P95) is a must-try, so is the agemochi with azuki (fried rice cake with red beans), also at P95.
Preview of Sousaku’s menu:
Tonkatsu – P160
Gyudon – P175
Chicken Teppan – P180
Beef Sukiyaki (local) – P240
Lunch sets at P285
Sousaku is a the 2nd Floor of Valuepoint Bldg.,
227 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village