Words by Therese Justine Bruel / Photos by Kevin Choa
If you’re an avid a Japanese food lover like me, you’ve probably been looking for the traditional Japanese experience at an ideal price—because, let’s admit it: Japanese food tends to be a bit pricey. What if I told you that we found such a place – one that brings the full authenticity of Japanese cuisine onto the table at great prices?
Fukurou Nihonryori might be familiar to you. After all, they’re a name well-loved for their lunchtime bento boxes. However, as they moved to a new location, the brand certainly stepped up. From simple bento boxes, they now provide you with the real Japanese culinary experience—particularly with their teppanyaki!
You get to choose your meats! Chicken (Php350), pork (Php335), sukiyaki steak (Php425), and even wagyu (Php650)!
Not a fan of meats? Why not try their seafood? Get a choice of ebi (Php395 for 6 pieces), salmon belly (Php395), salmon (Php450), or tuna (Php420)!
They cook your food right in front of your eyes! And with Japanese ingredients, it’s a good meal plus a great show!
Here, you’ll get a chance to witness the chef as he cooks traditional Japanese dishes on an iron plate. No doubt you’ll be drooling as you watch raw ingredients turn into a culinary piece of work! Even better, Fukurou Nihonryori doesn’t skip out on trying to give you the full Japanese experience here in the Philippines. Even their ingredients are outsourced from Japan!
Beyond the teppanyaki, Fukurou Nihonryori’s great prices also shine with their delectable menu main-stays.
Try their Volcano Roll for only 295—a definite steal for this kind of quality roll!
My favorite is their Volcano Roll: an amazing tower of salmon, cucumber, and spicy sauce. Everything about this dish is perfectly balanced. The cucumber is an extremely refreshing and welcome flavor after all that spice.
They also have a yakitori menu—but this comes with a twist!
While traditional yakitori only uses chicken, Fukurou Nihonryori gives you a chance to taste this with wagyu cubes and even bacon-wrapped asparagus!
You have a choice between plain salt or sauce—and it’s very recommended that you get these meats sauced! The prices range from Php110 to 285 for two sticks.
Once you’re over and done with your meal, why not try their mochi ice cream? A delightful dessert that will definitely refresh you after all those savory flavors! And guess what? The owners themselves developed the mochi—so you know you’re getting quality sweets to end your trip.
69 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Cainta
(02) 359 4752