This Lent I’ve found myself craving more and more for Mangetsu food, specifically fish.
My friends and I find all sorts of excuses to go there—whether to eat spicy tuna or gossip or both.
Jeroen, Grace and Keri are obsessed with spicy tuna, which comes in a roll or in a bowl.
When Keri orders both, she has a no-sharing, no leftover rule 🙂
If spicy tuna is your thing, Mangetsu is a must.
I like to order a hamachi sashimi and a bowl of sushi rice, instead of ordering it in sushi form, because I don’t like wasabi.
I find the portion too small, so I order a second dish: breaded shisamo with a small salad and the loveliest kropek in town
For those who haven’t tried, shisamo is a long fish that is stuffed with roe from neck to tail. Try it with a squeeze of lemon and dip in soy sauce or Japanese mayo—yum!
You know what’s surprisingly good in a Japanese restaurant is the fresh mango shake that is not too sweet or watery.
Oh, and I loved looking at the specials menu, which looks like it was written by the Japanese chef.
As an editor I enjoyed proofreading it. XO
Mangetsu is at 38 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati
Open 11:30 AM – 2 PM (last order 1:30 PM)
5:30 – 11 PM (last order 10:30 PM)
To reserve, call 478-3292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org