Japengo: The Return

Stela and I decided to go for a Japanese themed dinner. I decided on trying out Japengo once again since the last time was about four years ago. Another factor that led to it was that we were at Cybergate that time (haha). It was slightly late so there were not a lot of people. We were comfortably seated and the service was fast enough.

DSC_0010Cute sumo logo there. Okay, so we ordered a bento box which already included miso soup, ramen and a sushi platter. I must not let my appetite get the best of me and proceed to order more. The waiting time was around 15-20 minutes which was fair enough and we had an ample amount of time for some chit -chat.

DSC_0020Here it is. The presentation wasn’t so bad. There was a huge amount of Uni (sea urchin) served on a bowl which was a good thing! Stela was a bit hesitant though since she had not tasted sea urchin yet, plus it looked slimy and unappealing. Upon tasting though, she was surprised it tasted nice.

DSC_0026The bento box. Not much different with the others when it came to the taste and textures but still decent sized to fill a single tummy. The bean sprout appetizer has always been my fave. The gari or the ginger slices found in the middle was very useful in between the sushi platter.

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Now this ramen isn’t something I’d recommend. The soup was good but the noodle and the meat surely surprised me and not in a good way. The noodle was too firm, more like partially uncooked and they were still bound together despite in i being immerse in the soup for some time. The meat was too overcooked? It instantly broke down when I started chewing but there was a slight nauseating aftertaste. The meat was a bit….aged? We didn’t finish this one. Let’s hope this one was just a slip since it was slightly late already.

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Overall, Japengo wasn’t that bad. I may try to come back here (after a couple of years or so) just to try out the new stuff. The place was welcoming enough. Just be careful with your food selection. The price range is somewhere in between affordable and a big pricey. You can check out their official Facebook page here!

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