Ramen Daisho: Authentic Ramen House

Impressions of a Princess has featured several Japanese restaurants and ramen-ya (ramen house) in the past. Today’s feature is a new name which is gaining popularity in the food business and has thus captured my attention. Without further ado, let me introduce to you Ramen Daisho. What’s in the name? Daisho comes from two Kanji characters “dai” meaning big and “sho” for fly. In translation, it means “fly high”. The owners of Ramen Daisho believe in this motto since they started putting up the business a little over a year ago. They trust the Filipinos’ penchant of trying new international Read More …

Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater | SM Mall of Asia

As a person who loves Japanese cuisine, it is inherent for me to try as many restaurants as I can to find that authentic taste of Japan. Outside the Land of the Rising Sun, it is a challenge to discover where to dine in and experience gastronomic delight that is faithful to the original Japanese palate. After a lot of misses and few hits, alas, I think I finally found a gem right under my nose. Introduction to Banzai Claimed as the biggest teppanyaki buffet restaurant with a total area of 1200 square meters and capacity of 300 people in Read More …

Yoshinoya Philippines Re-opens at SM MOA

Last March 26, Yoshinoya Philippines had its grand branch re-opening at SM Mall of Asia. Newly renovated with a larger area, the restaurant prides itself with its minimalist yet colorful interior design. To grace the event, Yoshinoya Century Pacific Incorporated president, Mr. Timothy James Yang, led the store’s blessing and ribbon cutting. Special guests from the Japanese Embassy were also present to support the promotion of their culture promotion. I missed reading these! They also gave out a huge bag full of Japanese magazines, songs, and even calendars. As a previous student of Nihongo, I marvelled how I could still Read More …