Fukudaya Saké Omakase

Mussels and radish cake in dashi.

Straying away from wine for one function, the International Wine and Food Society Philippines Branch recently had a sake-paired Omakase dinner at Fukudaya. Omakase means chef’s choice so we left it all up to the chef to construct the menu and make the appropriate sake pairings. All the ingredients were […] Read more »


Foie Gras Zume (P 690.00)

Recently, my FB was getting quite frequent posts from a restaurant called Fukudaya. I had never heard of it, but the photos looked good and a search for some reviews gave it rather high ratings, so we recently tried it out for dinner. Fukudaya is located at the ground floor […] Read more »

Mecha Uma with the Chaine des Rotisseurs

Scallop, Zuke Marinated, Pico de Gallo, Avocado

For the first time since the Chaine des Rotisseurs Manila has had its annual Kaiseki dinner, we decided to have it cooked by a non-Japanese chef. Regular readers will surely note that I’m a big fan of Chef Bruce’s style of cooking and so it was a no-brainer for me […] Read more »



It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Bruce Ricketts and the crazy but absolutely wonderful things he does at Mecha Uma. But Mecha Uma isn’t the sort of place to go to on a whim. It’s still one of the hottest tables in town so you need to […] Read more »