Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe: A Japanese Beauty Hot Pot Birthday Celebration (S Maison)

Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

The family was supposed to try Tsukada Nojo a few weeks ago but they felt guilty that I was not with them so they opted to try something else instead. (Yes, I'm so grateful to have a sweet and thoughtful family... Just a few days later, my cousin group messaged us that our aunt is inviting us there for her birthday celebration.

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I'm not sure about the boys but we ladies were quite intrigued.

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It was a Tuesday night and the place was almost unoccupied for a table of two when we arrived.

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Bijin Nabe (750 php/portion) *Min of 2 person pero 1 portion
Aunt already ordered the Bijin Nabe for each table so this was already waiting for us.  

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According to the menu "Bijin Nabe is a combination of the freshest vegetable, seafood, chicken cooked in their golden Jidori chicken stock".

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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 NabeUpon being seated, our server turned on the stove and the collagen began to melt before us.

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It didn't take long before it boiled.

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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.

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The server then added all the toppings to the broth and left it to us to consume it whenever we feel its ready.

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As soon as the toppings began sinking, we figured we could already start devouring on the Bijin Nabe.

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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.

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Smoked Salmon Spring Roll (210 php)
This is the first time we've encountered a fresh spring roll in a Japanese restaurant.  To our surprise, we loved the Smoked Salmon Spring Roll as compared to the Vietnamese versions we've tried.

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Chicken Nanban Original (295 php)
The Chicken Nanban is deep fried and breaded chicken.  It actually reminded me of the chicken karaage but the menu state that the cooking style is from Miyazaki City.

Shitake Tsukane Nanban Original (335 php)
The Shitake Tsukane Nanban is just like the Chicken Nanban but with a shitake mushroom on the bottom.  The serving also doesn't have sliced lettuce salad on the side.  This made us regret ordering the Chicken Nanban because between the two, this is better.

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)
It's okay that they gave the wrong order because I enjoyed the Nikumaki Yuzu-Mayo.  I don't even mind that it's extra rice.

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
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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
Business Hours 10am-9pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 350-800
Free WiFi Yes (S Maison Wifi)
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