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WEEKEND EATS: We’re Going Japanese This Weekend With Miyazaki Beef, Yakitori, And Japanese Craft Beer


G/F One McKinley Place, 4th Avenue corner 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City

Looking for a place to try the best Wagyu in the world? There’s a new restaurant in town that exclusively serves Miyazaki beef.


Miyazaki steak, simply grilled


Roast beef


From the Miyazaki Prefecture, this beef is consistently graded the highest A5 mark given to Wagyu, and has been twice voted as the best in the world, beating other top regions like Kobe, Ohmi, and Matsusaka.


Executive Chef Kensuke Sakai, famous as the youngest challenger to ever participate in the iconic TV cooking show Iron Chef


The beef is prepared every which way, whether as sushi or sashimi, yakiniku, shabu shabu, sukiyaki, or even omakase or chef’s choice. But whatever the cooking method, the beef delivers in terms of taste, texture, and overall eating pleasure.


Torched beef sushi



2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Shibuya’s famous hole-in-the-wall yakitori spot is now in Manila! With its simple and conservative wooden interiors, Toritake takes over UP Town Center with its authentic yakitori and other chicken dishes that are grilled in traditional Japanese style.



Open since 1963, Toritake has been following a 55-year-old tradition of meticulously sourced ingredients to maintain the authenticity of each dish.


Chicken Neck


Chicken Tail (Bonbochy)


Deep Fried Chicken Cartilage


Chicken Yakitori


Head on over to UP Town Center and pair your ice cold beer with a stick or two or more.

Photos courtesy of Marie Francia



2/F SM Aura Premier, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 553-2242


The wide range of Baird Beer


Known for its wide range of coffee selections and delicious Japanese dishes, UCC Mentoré   now offers its customers Baired Beer from Japan. This premium brew is crafted in small batches with thorough care, passion, and reverence for tradition. The beer’s balance and complexity combined builds up the character, offering soft and round flavors with a snappy finish. Go ahead and reward yourselves this weekend at UCC Mentoré with a bottle of Japanese craft beer.



Photos by Monique Suzara