Cycle 5 – Item 250
12 (Fri) September 2014
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with CAL, FL
Kenta is a Japanese restaurant. Billed as an izakaya, the menu selection of Japanese booze, from sake to shochu, is wider than most places in the neighborhood. The food offerings largely comprise typical restaurant fare, from sashimi/sushi to soups and soba, plus a few pub-style items, like yakitori and other grilled dishes.
Two recurring themes on sashimi and sushi in Manila. First, while the fish may be reasonably fresh, at least fresh enough to eat, it never really seems to taste like anything, flavorless, as if it weren’t properly seasoned. Second, the sushi rice is also quite bland, no tang, which is odd, given the Filipino penchant for sweet and for sour. So, until I find someplace reliably good, probably in Makati, I should avoid sashimi and sushi as a general rule.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)