Washoku Musashi-tei: Authentic Japanese Receipe since 1967 (The Forum South Global BGC)

I can't recall the last time I've been excited to try a newly opened Japanese restaurant.  So I was quite intrigued when the family discovered one originating from Japan called "Washoku Musashi-Tei".  

It may not look big from the outside but you'd be surprised once you go inside.

The place is usually crowded with foreign and Japanese guests.  They also have function rooms for group privacy.

This is set on the table while we were waiting for our orders.

It also serves complimentary brown rice tea.


 Aburi Salmon Don with Miso Soup (430 php)
The aburi I've encountered are usually very extravagant.  But, I've always believed that the best things are the simple things and this Aburi Salmon Don.

 Seafood Tokujo Ramen (470 php)
One of the pride dishes of Washoku is their ramen.  I don't think you can go wrong with any of their ramen options because its their milky tonkotsu base that makes them so good.  

 Teppan Cheese Hamburg Teishoku (430 php)
I'm very picky when it comes to hamburg.  The Teppan Cheese Hamburg Teishoku passed my standards!

 Fujisan Katsu Curry (450 php)
I've always loved curry.  It's quite interesting there are a lot of version of curry.  I especially love Japanese curry the most.  This Fujisan Katsu Curry is one of the best Japanese curry in the Metro!

Fillet Katsu 3 pcs. ala carte (380 php)
Just looking at the Fillet Katsu, you can already see how perfectly fried it is right?  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Washoku Musashi-tei is a well-rounded Japanese restaurant that will surely satisfy you whatever your Japanese dish craving is.  Given the food quality and portion, I find the pricing to be justified.  I believe the quality is as high as prestigious and expensive hotel Japanese restaurants.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Washoku Musashi-tei Menu
Ambiance ★★★ Drink Menu 1  | Drink Menu 2  |
New | Ramen | Tonkatsu | Tonkatsu 2 |
Tonkatsu Teishoku | Tonkatsu Teishoku 2 |
Ebi Fry | Ebi Fry 2 | Teishoku | Curry |
Sets | Sashimi | Sashimi 2 |
Others | Others 2 | Take Out | 
Taste ★★★
Service ★★
Price ★★
=Favorites or Recommended 
Washoku Musashi-tei
Business Address The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, 
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,000
Free WiFi No
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Coyote Cocina: Authentic Tex-Mex Flavors from Quality Local Ingredients (The Pop Up Katipunan)

I've noticed that many food places and bars have strategically positioned themselves near colleges and universities.  Perhaps if it was like that during my college days, I wouldn't be so anti-social.  Well, anyway there's a new Tex-Mex place called Coyotoe Cocina!

coyote cocina pop up katipunan
While many of the establishments are still closed, Coyotoe Cocina alone is worth the visit.  

the pop up katipunan
I really like the spacious and modern design as well as the spacious dining and parking area of The Pop Up Katipunan.   But, I can't imagine how hot this place is during the day time so I would suggest that you go at night.

coyote cocina katipunan
I think its really the ideal home for a Coyote Cocina.

coyote cocina
The ambience is minimalist.  Aside from a few wall arts and artifacts to hint of its tex-mex influence, there isn't much to see.

coyote cocina
It has a counter wherein you can see its open kitchen...

coyote cocina
and a few tables.  It offers two kinds of tables: (1) ordinary square wooden table (2) a long table with built in beer coolers.

This is the first time I've encountered a concept that uses quality local ingredients to make authentic Tex-Mex flavor.  I really like the idea because it still delivers satisfaction to the customers while boosting our local economy and it is sustainable for the establishment.  

I recall my former favorite Tex-Mex place: Orale! - a small hole-in-the-wall serving authentic Tex-Mex dishes which closed down.  Perhaps, it was because of the high price of its imported ingredients that made it impossible for it to survive.

coyote wings
Coyote Wings (160 php)
These Coyote Wings are deceiving!  It didn't look appealing to me but when I tried it I just had to grab more of it before my companions could.   Its unlike any wing I've tried before.  There's something magical with the coating.  The wings itself has subtle flavor but it really works with the dip.

Nachos Large (280 php)
The Nachos are also one of the best I've tried!  I think the secret is in the beans!

Coyote Rice Plates
beef barbacoa
Beef Barbacoa (250 php)
I definitely like more of its beans with these!  I know it doesn't look filling but once you eat it, you'll realize that this Beef Barbacoa platter is good for two.  If the meat could be more tender, this would definitely be better.

pork belly
Pork Belly (250 php)
There is not much disparity between the satisfaction you will get from either the Beef Barbacoa or Pork Belly Rice Plates.  It's just a matter of preference on which type of meat you want to go for.

Carnitas Plate (250 php)
On the other hand, the Carnitas was a bit dry.

Carnitas Trio (175 php)
If you want to try the Carinitas, go for the taco version with the Carnitas Trio.

Doble (185 php)
My favorite item on the Coyote Cocina menu would probably be the Doble Enchiladas.  I think the proportion and preparation of this is perfect!  I really like the 

Coyotes Macho Burrito (190 php)
If you prefer a handful one, the Coyotes Macho Burrito is an alternative to the Enchiladas.  


Tequila Shots
The best part is you can pair your food with alcoholic beverages.

Corona Extra
Ice cold beer anyone?

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
You can surely count on Coyote Cocina for authentic Tex-Mex dishes made from quality local ingredients.  Definitely check this place out!  The price is student friendly too!

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Coyote Cocina Menu
Ambiance ★★ Menu
Taste ★★
Service ★★
Price ★★★
=Favorites or Recommended 
Coyote Cocina 
Business Address The Pop Up Katipunan, Xavierville Corner Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 5pm-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge N/A
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
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Old Swiss Inn: All-Time Swiss Favorite (Makati Avenue)

It has been quite some time since I shared about Old Swiss Inn in Paco where I used to frequent when I didn't work so far from home.  
old swiss inn flatlay
Little did I know that it also has a branch in Makati.  I noticed they have new dishes being offered.

old swiss inn makati
I can't pinpoint what it is exactly but the vibe is quite different.  I feel its brighter and more casual.  

complimentary bread
Complimentary Bread
As soon as the Complimentary Bread was served, I knew it was the same food I loved.

 Goulash (330 php)
The Goulash is my favorite soup in Old Swiss Inn.  I order this before every meal.

Signature Dishes
 Gnagi (860 php)
When with company, the Gnagi is an excellent choice for a centrepiece.  Based on all my dining experience, they consistently cook this perfectly each time.  It delivers a delicious crackle in every bite.  The savory, tender and juicy meat is another sensation that you can't miss.  Appreciating their tangy saurkreut is not a guarantee though.  It depends on one's preference.  

fresh corned beef
 Fresh Corned Beef (690 php)
Every companion I dine with at Old Swiss Inn has approved of its Fresh Corned Beef.  They have a secret way to bring out the best from each slab of beef.  

 Sausage Platter (1,550 php)
For group meetings, the Sausage Platter is a must order.  I assure you, it is fun to eat and share slice by slice as you shift from one variant to another.

Raclette Grill
la parisienne
La Parisienne (1,190 php)
There are two food items you can order in a Swiss restaurant to make your dining experience wholesome: (1) Raclette Grill (2) Fondue.

la parisienne
La Parisienne (1,190 php)
In the past, I've enjoyed the Fondue Bourguignonne because I love the fun of dipping in sauce variants.  But, recently I've had a change of heart or tongue.  I now enjoy the Raclette Grill more because I grew quite fond of raclette cheese.  

wagyu skewers
 Wagyu Skewers (1,490 php)
The  La Parisienne is good but the Wagyu Skewers is a way better upgrade.

wagyu skewers
 Wagyu Skewers (1,490 php)
Just watching and waiting for the Wagyu Skewers grilled slowly makes me salivate.

Wagyu Skewers (1,490 php)
 Wagyu Skewers (1,490 php)
The raclette cheese and other vegetables complements the Wagyu Skewers well.

chocolate fondue
 Classic Toblerone Chocolate Fondue (650 php)
I wonder why I never had the Classic Toblerone Chocolate Fondue before.  

chocolate fondue
♥ Classic Toblerone Chocolate Fondue (650 php)
My foodie friends and I enjoyed it very much!  I especially liked their home made marshmallows.  

It has a cafe in this branch.  I especially loved their ♥ Matcha Latte.

mango juice
Fresh Mango Juice (150 php)
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
It's great that Old Swiss Inn Makati is open 24 hours to make quality Swiss dishes available.  If we need to vouch for this time-tested establishment to convince you to dine here to enjoy the fun in eating Swiss then you have our vote.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Old Swiss Inn Menu
Ambiance ★★★ N/A
Taste ★★★★
Service ★★
Price ★★
=Favorites or Recommended 
Old Swiss Inn Makati
Business Address Ground Level, Somerset Olympia , Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St., Makati, Metro Manila
Business Hours 24 Hours
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 818-8251
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