I’ve heard Chik Chow’s radio ad for some time already but I have yet to personally try it untlrecently. Finally, I got the opportunity to try their buffet which, by the way, is way affordable compared to the mainstream buffets in the metro.
My Uber driver was not familiar with the place, and so am I. We relied on our virtual map assistant, and boy was it tough. Chik Chow’s location is not that visible from the main road. But the good thing is they have a medium sized signage along the highway directing guests where to turn. I’ll make it easier for you, dear readers. Your marker will be the “mini bridge” beside San Carlos High School in Mango Ave. Across that ‘bridge’ is a small alley, that’s the road doing to Chik Chow. Do not hesitate to drive in because there is a big parking space allotted for Chik Chow customers inside.
Chik Chow offers lunch and dinner buffet for only P288.00 daily (except Mondays). They made use of the family’s ancestral house and converted it into the restaurant that it is today. The food business started practically from Chik’s (sir Bochik, owner) passion for cooking. Most of the food they serve are family recipes passed along for generations. Chik and his wife, Miss Viola, did some catering and offered short orders when they started. Eventually, the reputation blossomed and the rest is history. I immediately liked the ambiance because it’s like eating at the comforts of my home, without the box and busy restaurant feel.Read More »
If you’re in search of authentic Japanese food, then you must definitely try Tsuki’s delectable meals. At barely three months old, Tsuki Japanese Dining is currently on its soft opening. It is located on the ground floor of Sarrosa International Hotel. I’m such a sucker for Japanese food, so when I had the opportunity to try Tsuki, I was overjoyed! I can delightfully eat Japanese cuisine every day, any day.
Tsuki means “Moon” in English translation. A very fitting name to a Japanese food place as this celestial giant is ever-present in Japan’s rich culture, arts, and festivities. Tsuki Japanese Dining serves authentic Japanese food with genuine Japanese taste. The ambiance has a contemporary Japanese flair where people can get together for a drink of sake or shochu and just be merry.
The restaurant specializes in sushi and sashimi, no ramen in this joint guys. Head chef and part owner, Kazuo Sato, who hails from Osaka, is a decorated chef who has been cooking since he was 14 years old. His experiences from his travels abroad honed his skills in Japanese cooking onto the next level. You may also request for a special order if you wish to have something that’s not in their menu.
The dishes we had were so heavenly, I had a hard time forgiving myself for this gluttony trip haha! I will go through my top picks (personal favorites) first, but take note that everything in this blog post is pretty damn good.
Hakozushi Unagi, Php450
This specialty from Osaka is a must try. The eel was the most flavorful I’ve had so far. I can definitely eat everything in one sitting if only my tummy had unlimited space. This dish for me is the highlight of my day.
Osashimi Goshu Mori (assorted sashimi), Php480
This sashimi platter actually taste better than it sounds! This darling of a dish has 5 kinds of sashimi: Salmon, Tuna, Squid, Lapu-Lapu and our very own local fish Tamarong. Do not be put-off with the fishy flavor of Tamarong and Lapu-Lapu because if the fish is really fresh, all you can taste is its milky flavor that melts in your mouth. Yummy.
Salmon Teriyaki, Php350
I cannot stop eating this grilled Salmon in a sweet soy-based sauce. The salmon was super tender and the teriyaki sauce on it was not too overpowering, it gives you that genuine Japanese comfort food experience like no other.
Tenderloin Steak 150g, Php790
The beef cubes (served in bite sized pieces) were delightfully juicy and tender.
That goes for my favorites. Here are the other food offerings that you can check out at Tsuki.
Tsuki Japanese Dining may come as a bit pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. To guarantee your seats, you may call them in advance for a reservation at (032) 262 7508.
TSUKI- Japanese Dining
G/ Sarrosa International Hotel, F. Kasambagan, F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu
Phone: (032) 262 7508
Facebook: Tsuki Japanese Dining
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm
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