Here's what we ate at Yayoi, the new Japanese restaurant in Megamall
MANILA, Philippines – What is teishoku? Teishoku is a style of Japanese dining that is served in sets that often include a main dish, soup, vegetables, pickles, and rice.
Teishoku is also the specialty at Yayoi, a new restaurant that's now open at SM Megamall B and the first teishoku restaurant in the Philippines.
The restaurant chain, a franchise from Japan, has been around for more than a hundred years, serving up their teishoku sets to more than 400 branches around the world.
They may have been around for years, but Yayoi has integrated technology into their day-to-day operations – customers can order their teishoku sets from a touch-screen menu at every table.
While Yayoi has booths for groups of diners, the restaurant is also a good option for those dining alone, as they have many tables that seat one person, too.
Here's a peek at what Yayoi has to offer:
Miso katsu teishoku (P395)
Yayoi serves regular katsu or deep-fried pork loin too, but their katsu in miso sauce takes it a level up. Don't forget to pour the slow-cooked egg over your katsu too – the egg isn't availble for their other katsu dishes.
Teriyaki hamburg teishoku (P450)
If you're a fan of burger steaks, this is a good option. This teishoku set comes with a rich burger patty drizzled with teriyaki sauce and topped with shimeji mushrooms.
Niku yasai itame teishoku (P395)
One of Yayoi's lighter options, their niku yasai itame teishoku has stir-fried vegetables and slices of pork belly.
Niku udon (P245)
Not everything Yayoi serves is a teishoku set. Among their regular dishes is their niku udon, perfect if you're craving hot soup amid the rainy weather.
Yayoi's hitsumabushi is an interesting dish and a must-try if you like eel. This can be eaten 3 ways, and instructions are given as it's served: eat the eel on its own, with the wasabi and other condiments, or with the flavorful dashi broth.
Matcha anmitsu (P220)
For dessert, try Yayoi's version of green tea ice cream – topped with azuki beans, fruit cocktail, and black sugar syrup.
Have you tried Yayoi at SM Megamall? What's your favorite dish? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com
Yayoi is located at the 3rd floor, Bridgeway, Building B of SM Megamall.