Mikey’s Eats (February 2, 2012)

I had to pick up my car from the shop today, and since the shop is just down the street from my mom’s office, I was able to have lunch with her. This means I’d be able to have lunch in a place I wouldn’t necessarily want to spend on if I were on my own.

We ended up eating in Ukiyo, a Japanese restaurant on the 6th floor of Alphaland Tower (that building on the corner of EDSA and Chino Roces Extension).

I didn’t have much of an appetite for lunch because I had late heavy breakfast of Palm Corned Beef (w/ Cholula Hot Sauce) and leftover Honey Glazed Ham, with garlic fried rice, fried egg, and hot chocolate (I believe in a healthy lifestyle). But of course, I wouldn’t pass up the chance to have something I enjoyed, so I ordered my childhood favorite Unaju (grilled eel in teriyaki sauce over a box of rice), and I shared a portion of Uni (sea urchin) sashimi with my mom.

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The Uni was, as always, delightful. What was noteworthy was the wasabi. Usually, the small dollops of wasabi served with sashimi would dissolve into soy sauce, creating a wonderful mixture of saltiness and nasal-spice. This time, the wasabi crumbled beautifully into the sauce, so that whenever I’d dip a piece of Uni in it, particles of solid wasabi would join the party and sing splendidly (and loudly) to my sinuses.

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I thought it rather odd that the Unaju cost twice as much as it normally would in other Japanese restaurants (the ones I go out on dates in–no need for mom’s spending powers), but I chalked it up to the beautiful setting, the cozy ambience, and the waitresses’ Japanese costumes (complete with socks and sandals). I discovered, later on, that there was second fillet of Unagi under a thin bed of rice. It was a happy surprise.

Hurry up the Cakes verdict: Not a bad lunch.

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