Little Tokyo: A Taste of Japan in Metro Manila

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In many parts of the West, the cultures and cuisines of the East are all rolled into a district called Chinatown. However, perhaps in a number of countries elsewhere in the world, there are dedicated spots for major Asian countries -- like the quaint compound called Little Tokyo in Metro Manila.

Credits: plasticpopsicle

When you get to the vicinity of Little Tokyo, you can’t miss the markers standing along its entrances. The compound is comprised of several restaurants and a couple of groceries, the centerpiece being the courtyard that serve as a dining area and mini-garden. What I love about this quaint corner is how it’s made to look and feel like a teeny slice of Japan in every aspect — architecture, interiors, decorations, and of course, the glorious food!

Yakiniku night at Urameshi-Ya

I’ve been to Little Tokyo several times more since then. I haven’t tried dining in all of the restaurants there yet, though. However, my favorites are Hana, a cozy corner which serves delicious home-style dishes like omu rice and curry rice, and also the best takoyaki one will ever get to try in the whole of Metro Manila; and Urameshi-Ya, a really nice place for an authentic yakiniku experience.

Tasty home-style dishes at Hana

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-11-14 in #world #locations #japanese-food #little-tokyo #restaurants #makati #locations

2 Comments

  1. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    Looks good!

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @cheeso Food is awesome there, so I will definitely be back one of these days! Thanks for your like and comment!

    Thanks for the likes, too, @laughing_giraffe, @chooolss, @jillytanrad, @adi_totp, @vicker313!

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