I have been wanting to visit Century City Mall since my Instagram feed has been buzzing with new and exciting places to visit. From Toby’s Estate, to the cute little shop Chibi Momo, and the beautiful interiors in Blue Carreon’s place I knew I would enjoy the time spent in Century City Mall exploring.
When my friend Jane invited us to the new restaurant of Donny Impyre, Yumi, I knew it would be one that both Nino and I would enjoy because we love Japanese food that much. I had visited Kessaku in Alabang a few times before and if it was anything like that, I knew we were all in for a treat.
Yumi parnter, Donny, really loves Japanese food. Just like my hubby, he finds that it is his comfort food. He looks for the flavors and the textures that Japanese cuisine is known for and when asked, can shared he can even eat Japanese food every day. It’s always nice to sit and talk with the owners of these successful restaurants because it’s easy to see the passion behind serving up honest to goodness good food.
Yumi is not as big as Kessaku in Alabang but don’t let the size of this joint be the measure of anything more than keeping it small and intimate. The only thing I would say I was unhappy with was the LIGHTING! This is completely from a blogger’s point of view because of course I want to try and share the best photos I have of the food. But if you wanted a cozy, intimate place to dine the lighting fits the bill. It’s the perfect date place if you wanted to enjoy some time alone with the hubby.
There is an art to serving Japanese food. In fact, I feel like many sushi chefs can be considered artists. Have you ever watched the way a sushi chef prepares and serves his dishes? Nino and I were watching the sushi chefs down below while we were waiting for our food and one thing we noticed is the attention and detail paid to every piece of fish and the thought that went into placing the food “just so.”
At any rate, I made sure to edit my photos as best I could because while mood lighting is great for me and Nino when we are on a date, it was not so good for the pics here on the blog.
Would I visit again?
Most definitely, YES. Nino and I enjoyed our dinner with the gang, and we were already looking forward to visiting Yumi’s sister resto Kessaku after this yummy dinner.
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