We are obsessed with Japanese food and we are always on the lookout for the tastiest bit in the Metro. While going around Alabang Town Center, we found Nanbantei of Tokyo. They have been around for quite a while, serving the best yakitori’s you can find and at very affordable price too!
You may have seen Nanbantei at Greenbelt before, it is a quaint restaurant where you can enjoy good food, good drinks and you can watch how your food is prepared at their open grill. What sets this japanese restaurant apart from the others are their set meals or what they call Teishoku in Japan- only at Php350.
Each Teishoku set is served with Miso Shiro (soup), Gohan (japanese rice), California Maki, 2pcs of Ebi Tempura and 4 yakitori sticks.
The Best Seller Set includes the Pork Garlic yaki, Tebasaki, Aspara Maki and Poteto Maki
One of the Best-Selling Yakitori Stick in Nanbantei is actually the Pork Garlic Yaki. The slight saltyness and juicyness of the pork is perfect to pair with rice. Tebasaki are the chicken wings, the Aspara Maki are asparagus wrapped in pork which is both fresh and tasty. Last but not the least is the Poteto Maki which are Potato slices wrapped in bacon. Yes, bacon!
The Yakitori Set on the other hand, includes Negima, Bonjiri, Kawa and Tebasaki.
The Negima or combination of chicken meat and leeks is one of my favorites from this set. It is wonderfully seasoned and is cooked to perfection. It also comes with Tebasaki or Chicken wings, Bonjiri or chicken tail and Kawa which is chicken skin. This set is perfect for those who are looking for a lighter meal or doesn’t want to eat dark meats.
The Maki Set is with Tofu, Sakana Maki, Enoki Maki and Shiso Maki.
If you want seafood and pork in your Teishoku, you can get the Maki set which has dory fish wrapped in thinly sliced pork or Sakana Maki. It also comes with Enoki Maki which is mushrooms wrapped in pork slices, Shisho Maki which is pork with shiso leaf and tofu.
Aside from the affordable Teishoku sets, you can also order the yakitori sticks ala carte. Prices range from P75 to P260. They have a variety of pork, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables. Each order is 2 sticks so the prices are not bad too.
One of our favorites from the Ala Carte Menu is the Butabara or Grilled Pork Belly. The perfect size of the pork cuts are perfect to pair with rice and you may want to order more cups of it if you are pairing it with the Butabara!
Another suggestion is the Yakijake or the Salmon Belly with Onion leeks. Though it is the most expensive in the menu at P260 for 2 sticks, it is worth every cent. As soon as you bite into the meat, you’ll taste the freshness and the tenderness just goes to show how well cooked it is.
After eating, you can opt to drink or have dessert…. or both!
We love the Hibiscus Mojito and during this feature, we had a little bit too much. They are really delicious and all of Nanbantei’s cocktails are discounted every weekend! If you want to end your meal on a sweet note, you can try the coffee jelly, green tea ice cream or our personal favorite- the avocado ice cream.
The Teishoku are available Monday-Friday until March 31, 2017 and for dine-in only.
Nanbantei is at Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street and Alabang Town Center.
Nanbantei of Tokyo