There’s a new Japanese restaurant that just opened in the south. You may have seen this billboards on your way home from Makati to Alabang.
It’s this guy, with his arms folded, standing tall ready to serve.
Because we love Japanese food, we tried out this restaurant the day before my cookie swap so that I wouldn’t have to cook dinner. I also had to get a few more things at Brera for my charcuterie board so having dinner in Molito and then swinging by Brera after dinner was like killing two birds with one stone.
Of course, we all know that when a restaurant first opens there are so many kinks in the POS, service, and even orders that need to be worked out. Nino and I (usually) don’t go to a restaurant within the first week expecting these things to run smoothly.
In fact, we usually have extra patience when visiting the restaurants at this time because they are still getting the feel for how they will be received by their dining clientele.
Alabangers are finicky diners. Restaurants come and go here in the south. Sometimes, you think a concept will work and then others, you know that you should take full advantage while the restaurant is till open because it’s shelf life will expire all too soon.
In this case for Miyazaki, the food was good. I don’t think it’s great yet, because they still haven’t found their groove. But I think it has the potential to be really great.
Their staff wanted to please, but I could see that only a few of the servers were familiar with the table numbers and the dishes that they were actually serving. I know this service improvement will come with time, so I’m not so critical of it as of now.
At any rate, here are a few photos of what we ate:
Nino has been so sweet lately.
He has picked up two new toys for me to play with which will help me in my picture taking for IG and for the blog. We used both of these new toys for dinner on this particular evening.
The first is a new camera which will help me take better photos and even video for the vlogs that I would like to continue to do. Gelli and I will continue to have Tea Time with Gelli, and hopefully, if I can get my act together, I can do some other vlogs as well where I share thoughts and even recipes with everyone.
The other toy fits in my pocket. It’s a little lens that I can clip on my iphone which offers me the ability to shoot wide angle photos, and even photos with macro elements.
Check out this close up of my spicy tuna.
Because we really do enjoy Japanese food, we will go back.
But, we will go back after another month or two when the servers know their dishes, the table numbers, and the way to serve their sushi.
For now, I will think about the different dishes I will want to try when we visit again…