I'm not sure about the boys but we ladies were quite intrigued.
It was a Tuesday night and the place was almost unoccupied for a table of two when we arrived.
|Bijin Nabe (750 php/portion) *Min of 2 person pero 1 portion|
According to the menu "Bijin Nabe is a combination of the freshest vegetable, seafood, chicken cooked in their golden Jidori chicken stock".
This is the beautiful silky collagen that requires the chicken to be stewed for 8 hours until bones are dissolved. And, yes this is the beautifying component of our Bijin Nabe. Upon being seated, our server turned on the stove and the collagen began to melt before us.
It didn't take long before it boiled.
While waiting, we were given a small glass of pure collagen and a piece of chicken each. They also gave a set of their basic spices: Homemade Chili Oil, Leek Oil, Yuzu Pepper and Soy Sauce.
The server then added all the toppings to the broth and left it to us to consume it whenever we feel its ready.
As soon as the toppings began sinking, we figured we could already start devouring on the Bijin Nabe.
After finishing the big hot pot, we thought we were finished. But, then our server comes back and asks us what noodle to we want. We chose the Thick Mochi-mochi Noodle (80 php) which is cooked together with the prawns. Like the first batch, we finished this clean because it's so good! This is truly a heavenly experience for the taste buds and the body.
|Smoked Salmon Spring Roll (210 php)|
|Chicken Nanban Original (295 php)|
|♥ Shitake Tsukane Nanban Original (335 php)|
|♥ Shitake Tsukane Nanban Spicy Hot (355 php)|
I ordered the Shitake Tsukane Nanban Spicy Hot. It was really spicy! Good thing the boys raided this as soon as I took one cause I couldn't finish this on my own. They really loved this! In fact, they wanted more of it. So if you're looking for spiciness, I challenge you with this!
|Nikumaki Original (105 php) and ♥ Nikumaki Yuzu-Mayo (115 php)|
Tsukada Nojo offers 4 kinds of Nikumaki. I ordered the Nikumaki Original and Nikumaki Spicy but instead got the Nikumaki Yuzu-Mayo.
|♥ Nikumaki Yuzu-Mayo (115 php)|
For dessert, we had the Homemade Egg Pudding (150 php). I personally prefer it to be without the caramelized top which was too sweet for me. We also wanted to try the Yuzu Sorbet with Jello but it was not available.
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
The entire family (all 20 plus of us) loved Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Perhaps, our only concern is the service. Considering that we were the only diners, there were times were no servers were on site. My siblings who ordered Unlimited Tea was disappointed that they could not have it refilled as often as they wanted.
|Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating||Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe Menu|
|Ambiance||★★★★||Bijin Nabe | Bijin Nabe ||
|♥=Favorites or Recommended|
|Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe|
|Business Address||2/F S Maison at Conrad Manila, Seaside Blvd. cor. Coral Way,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila
|Free WiFi||Yes (S Maison Wifi)|