I’m not a big fan of Japanese cuisine but when I started food blogging, I became more adventurous and I started to appreciate Japanese food. Last weekend, fellow food bloggers and I were invited to Sakae Sushi’s “Chef For a Day” event to experience a short Japanese food cooking lesson and to feast on the food that we will be preparing.
I arrived at the restaurant with Nina, we were too early; in fact the restaurant had just opened but everything was already prepared and I was amazed to see the variety of sushi, sashimi and maki in their Kaiten – the conveyor belt that strategically passes through booths and counters ready to be picked and enjoyed.
I love these kind of activities, cooking Lessons allows you to learn the proper way of cooking easier than you would when reading a recipe book or watching a cooking show on TV. I shared tables with Nina (a long time travel buddy), Kaoko (a lady who is totally obsessed with Bento), and Ajay (a pioneer in food blogging and a tech writer for Manila Bulletin).
My first rolled California Mini Maki was a major fail, I must admit I never thought it was that difficult to prepare. I was too excited and realized that I was rolling the Bamboo sushi-roll mat too tightly which made the ingredients squeeze out.
We also toured around their kitchen and I was lucky to meet their Sushi Robot. In this restaurant, Sushi-making and rice cooking are facilitated by machines to ensure the cleanliness, quality and consistency of their rice. Did you know that their Sushi is good for your skin? Yup because their sushi rice is enriched with Vitamin E.
Sushi prices are based on their ingredients such as the type of fish, seafood, fruit and rice used in the preparation. Food on the conveyor belt are color coded and I was bit surprised at how affordable they were. It’s no wonder that this restaurant is always jammed packed with Filipino, Korean and other Foreign customers. Food choices in purple plates come at a delicious price of P39, yellow plates at P59, green plates at P79 and red plates for only P99.
Hana Maki with sushi rice wrapped in fresh salmon and topped with cod roe is a must try while fried tofu in light sweet soy and takoyaki lightly kissed with mayo is another bestseller.
Sakae Sushi offers All you can Eat promo from 2:00 to 6:00 pm everyday for only P349 for adults, P299 for senior citizens and P199 for kids.
Their menu is not limited to what is available on the conveyor belt, you can browse through their menu to order a wide array of appetizing tempura, temaki, donburi, teppanyaki, ramen and udon choices.
In Sakae Sushi, you are not only paying for delightful sushi’s and other food offerings, you are paying for the complete experience of eating authentic Japanese food.
Japanese food is known to be one of the healthiest in the world, with the use of fresh fish and sea foods, Japanese rice and mostly green fruits and vegetables.
Call it Tempura, yakitori, takoyaki, sashimi, sushi, okonomiyaki and ramen – these are the only few Japanese food that I have tasted but I promised to treat myself to Sushi Bars more frequently to tryout more Japanese dishes.
I’m starting to love Japanese food, I’m blaming myself for not discovering it early (LOL). I am not surprised at why Sushi sells better than hotcake nowadays, I find it really good tasting.
Aside from their Mall of Asia branch, you can also try their branch in Crescent West Park in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Sakae Sushi is a popular Sushi Food Chain in Singapore with close to 30 outlets spread out in the city-state. It is also located in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and now in the Philippines.
Sakae Sushi Branches :
26th Crescent West Park
Global City Fort Bonifacio
Tel: (+632) 843-4891
Mall of Asia
Unit 2145 – 2146 Main Mall (near Mc Donalds)
SM Mall of Asia
Tel: (+632) 556-0150
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