Mismukuno Cebu Japanese Restaurant

One way of trying out restaurants without breaking the bank is to be on the lookout for deals they offer. We chanced upon a deal from a Japanese restaurant in Ayala Center Cebu recently where they offered buy one, take one on their Japanese rolls. Mismukuno Teppanyaki has this offer from 2 to 5 pm. The offer was buy any 2 kinds of sushi rolls and pay only for the more expensive one.

What we Ordered at Mismukuno Cebu

So we ordered chicken teriyaki roll maki, salmon skin maki, and a pork teppanyaki plate. They served us some miso soup before we got our orders. Mismukuno Cebu specializes in Japanese rolls. Their menu contains 10 house specialty rolls. They have volcano, California, chicken teriyaki roll, sunrise, tempura, dynamite, mango cheese roll, Mazinger roll, salmon skin, and Mismukuno maki varieties. The price for their rolls range from PhP 180 to PhP 230.

They also serve kiddie rolls, crab stick tempura, shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, kani salad, green tea ice cream, salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi, squid sashimi, shrimp sushi, squid sushi, salmon sushi, tuna sushi, crab stick sushi, beef teppanyaki, chicken teppanyaki, pork teppanyaki, chicken teriyaki, short ribs steak, Angus beef steak, cube roll steak, strip loin steak, scallops, prawns, yakisoba, Mahi-mahi fish, salmon head teriyaki, mixed seafood, pan-seared salmon, mushrooms, tofu, squid teriyaki, and beef teriyaki bowl.

There was nothing to complain about the rolls we ordered. While the flavors were obviously not original Japanese, they were good nonetheless. I'm assuming they blended the flavors to make it attractive for Filipino diners who prefer their food to be sweeter.

Japanese rolls at Mismukuno Cebu
Japanese rolls

A La Carte Menu at Cafe Breeze

Shortly before I left for America, I was invited to a food tasting event at Cafe Breeze along with bloggers from the Cebu Blogging Community and Cebu Bloggers Society.

Cafe Breeze in Cebu City, Philippines

Cafe Breeze is the in-house food and beverage services provider at Bayfront Hotel at Cebu City's North Reclamation Area near SM City Cebu. It is managed by Red Carpet Catering Services. 

During the event, we sampled the best that the Cafe Breeze a la carte menu has to offer: Spaghetti Bolognese, Aglio Olio, Barbieken, Clubhouse Sandwich, Bury Bury Good Steak, Stewbeef, Spicy Squidly, Chomp Chops, and Rolled and Cordoned.

A la carte dishes at Cafe Breeze in Cebu City
A la carte dishes at Cafe Breeze

Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant

Those who know me very well knows how much I love Japanese cuisine and that I will go out of my way to try Japanese restaurants around Cebu. In fact, if you notice, there are a lot of articles about Japanese restaurants in this blog. How happy I was when Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant finally opened at the SM Seaside City Cebu. 

Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City

I first dined at a Tokyo Tokyo restaurant in Manila in 2011 and was craving for it since then. They finally opened their first store in Cebu, Philippines at the ground floor of SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties. It was April 2016 when I visited with my brother Nathan. Here is what we ordered:

Sumo Meal Promotion

It was cherry blossom season in Japan when we dined at Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant. Because of that, they had a limited time promotion on a sumo meal which we ordered. The meal served in a bento box had ebi tempura, yasai itame, beef misono, chicken karaage, and a vegetable salad. It also came with two bowls of rice and two glasses of Cherry Mist drink, which was a Sprite-like soda mixed with some cherry flavors. The beef and vegetable dishes were alright, while the others below expectations.
My top bento box meal in Cebu still comes from Rai Rai Ken.

A sumo meal at the Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
A sumo meal