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Kimono Ken: Japanese Fusion At Its Finest

I have high respect for those restaurant that maintains the quality and standard of their food as the years go by- and one good example is Kimono Ken. My first time at Kimono Ken was in December 2006 at the Tomas Morato branch. Then another meal a few months after at the Blue Wave branch. Both times, I fell in love with the food; not only it was delicious but because it was nicely presented, too.

Fast forward >> I didn't know that Kimono Ken has a branch in Podium (its obvious we don't frequent the place much), but we're familiar with the one in Shangri-La Plaza and have several memorable meals there, too.




Kani Salad. This is one of the best kani salad's in town. Honestly. The flavors are nicely blended and the kani is not salty. Our default order in most Japanese restos.


Seafood Ramen. Great! I love the flavors and how you really can taste and enjoy the ingredients because they're not miniscule pieces. I don't bother going back to restos who scrimp on ingredients then charges an exorbitant amount. My only complain with this ramen is that it would've tasted better if the egg was soft-boiled.


Spam Maki. Yum. Spam is a staple in my household (never mind if its laden with preservatives and sodium) so this maki is l-o-v-e. And yes, you can request for a friendlier bite-sized version so that its not unlady-like to pop a big piece of maki in your mouth.


Yummy fresh juice and grape shake. The Manila Sunset looking drink is non-alcoholic (of course) and I tasted orange, mango, passion fruit (?)- not really sure though but it tasted good and similar to Four Seasons (the canned one).


Mango Tempura With Vanilla Ice Cream. The mango tempura tastes yummy but I'm not really fond of vanilla ice cream ... hehe


Green Tea Ice Cream with Green Tea Jelly. Green tea overload but really, really delish! The macha doesn't have this overpowering flavor that makes you hate green tea and leaves a bitter taste on the tongue. Two thumbs up!


And since daughter wasn't with me when I ate at Kimono Ken, she's now bugging me to have a meal there. Hmmmm, maybe after exam week is over and that's next week. Stay tuned! ;)

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