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Date Night At Nobu Restaurant, Cymplified!

Tenth year, ten things

Our 10th wedding anniversary came, then went without a special celebration. Both of us were occupied at that time. We managed to eat outside together, though, for the purpose of pagpag. Filipinos know this practice.

Anyway, for our tenth year, I am listing down ten of the many things I love about my hubby.

  1. Hardworking
  2. Generous
  3. Clever
  4. Helpful
  5. Considerate
  6. Respectful
  7. Versatile
  8. Cute, after all these time 😀
  9. Great dad
  10. Supportive husband

rix cym @ nobu restaurant

Nobu Restaurant

Therefore, our date was then set in November, before the gift certificates expire. I am so thankful for a chance to dine at Nobu Restaurant. I have never set foot there before. DreamPlay, yes. We had qualms about the Omakase tasting menu. We asked ourselves the question, “will our bellies get full?” I also was concerned about eating raw fish since I don’t eat sashimi.

As they say, “there’s a first time for everything!”

We passed through this space before we arrived at Nobu.before nobu

This is the sushi counter where chefs prepare the fresh sashimi.nobu restaurant sushi counter

This was my view while eating.nobu restaurant interior

The table beside ours.nobu restaurant interior

The Food

Here it is! My first taste test of raw fish: Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño. At first I was afraid, add to that my intolerance of spicy food. I removed the peppers and took a bite. It was surprisingly good! The meat tasted fresh; not rubbery as I had half expected.nobu restaurant yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno

Next is this Tuna Tataki salad thing-a-majig. I liked the dressing albeit salty. The fish also has a nice bite to it.nobu restaurant tuna

I love shrimps! That is why I surprised myself when I didn’t finish this hot dish. It’s called Rock Shrimp Tempura in creamy spicy (wasabi, maybe?) sauce. Although I loved the large shrimp pieces, the sauce was cloying and too spicy for my tongue.nobu restaurant shrimp

Another hot dish is the Black Cod Miso. It’s delicious; with its smoky flavor!nobu restaurant black cod miso

This is how it looked when opened.  Ta-da!nobu restaurant black cod miso openedI took a bite of the longish red thingy that came with it. It’s like ginger. The meat flaked off easily and was soft. Mmm…

Whenever I eat at buffet restaurants that offer international cuisine, I eat the California maki, the crabstick and the tamago sushi at the Japanese section. That’s all. Therefore, I am new to eating sushi with raw fish on top. Yet, I liked the shrimp one. Because it’s not raw!  LOL!  😆 nobu restaurant sushi

Near the end of the meal is the Miso soup. It’s one of my favorite kinds of soup. I like the seaweed and the soft tofu, which was scarce here. 🙁nobu restaurant miso soup

Lastly, the super delicious dessert! Miso Cappuccino – made of miso-chocolate brulée, vanilla ice cream, candied pecans, and cappuccino foam, sprinkled with cappuccino powder. This was my favorite part of the menu!nobu restaurant dessert

Although it was late, it’s better than never. It was still a special celebration since we tried something we normally wouldn’t go for.

So… Were we full? Yes, we were, believe or not.  😉


Have you dined at Nobu Manila Restaurant before? How was your experience?

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