Saturday, June 25, 2011

Nihonbashi Tei, Makati ♥ ♥ ♥


nihonbashi tei


I really just want to have a bowl of Ukokkei’s Negi Miso Ramen or Tan Tan Men with my family before I head to the airport and fly off to Taipei.

But upon arriving Ukokkei, we find the shop closed. Aha! The Soup Nazi rests and smiles on Sunday evenings.

So we drive along Pasay Road in search of another restaurant and we see the bright, shining lights of  Nihonbashi Tei.


miso ramenMiso Ramen – I know it is unfair to compare everything to Ukokkei but I can’t help it.
The noodles are just not as al dente, the soup not as rich and flavorful, and I just kinda miss the presence of that stern-looking, towel-wrapped head of a Nazi while I slurp away at my soup. In fairness though, if I’ve never had Ukokkei, I’ll be happy with this bowl.


Everything else we have is fresh and delicious and comes in very generous portions. I am most especially impressed with the sashimi items. The raw seafoods are of 5 star hotel-quality at very casual restaurant prices. Nihonbashi Tei now belongs to the list of my everyday go-to Japanese restaurants.


uni sashimiUni Sashimi – very fresh, smooth, buttery and creamy


salmon sashimiSalmon Sashimi – melts in your mouth. Next time I’ll remember to ask for the belly part.


unagi temakiEbi Temaki and Unagi Temaki


agedashi tofuAgedashi Tofu


gyozaSpecial Yaki Gyoza




Asari Butter Clams – use the shells to scoop up the lip-smacking clam juices


gindara teriyakiGindara Teriyaki – extremely moist and tender


Unaju – plump and juicy, my favorite Japanese rice topping.
I promise, you can’t go wrong with this.


Cold Sesame Noodles


Me, Mom, Dad, Benjie and Jamie


Nihonbashi Tei also has a branch in Malate. Check out my post on in here.


Nihonbashitei Makati: 806 Arnaiz Avenue, Pasay Road, Makati City, Metro Manila. Philippines. Tel: +632-818-8893

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