From the creek to 34 Jupiter St.
A good indicator that the Japanese food will be good:
rows and rows of sake wine bottles line the wall
Young Japanese chef in a huddle with veteran Japanese sushi master
Pinoy knowledge of Japanese food has been confined to/limited by sorties to good old Tokyo, Tokyo. Definitely, that fastfood chain of our youth is ex-owner Mrs. Virgie Ramos' exemplary contribution to introducing us to very basic Japanese comfort food.
Only problem is, when we began to try other establishments (as our budgets started to escalate), we got stuck to ordering the same things, over and over again: tempura, sashimi, sushi, sukiyaki and katsudon.
Good thing we were destined to evolve; we are now blessed with restaurants like Mangetsu on Jupiter that dares to introduce us to more modern and inventive Japanese fare.
... dipped in thick sesame sauce