Big offers at BIG JAP!

It seems as I get older the more I appreciate Japanese food – Now I love Tempura SRLSY.


Well if you want to spend atleast P499 of UNLIMITED Tempura and Big Chops (with UNLIMITED rice, drinks and dessert). Head over to BIG JAP – Located at 24 H Apartment Hotel, P. Ocampo Street, La Paz, Makati City – few blocks coming from Ayala. Opening hours Monday-Thursday and Sunday 7 AM- 10 PM and Friday-Saturday 7AM – 12 Midnight ( For more information, menu and rate them when you visit at Zomato

Ain’t that a catch for P499! Very tummy fulfilling,  yes, it is “masarap” and worth spending for. For the dessert, you choose either Buco Supreme (my fave), Coffee Jelly with ice cream and Banana Surprise.For the drinks, selected items. A variety of sauces included to dip your fave tempura and big chops Garlic Teriyaki, Wasabi Mayo and Tempura sauce. 

Team Sumo

Big Jap also offer Big group meals such as your TEAM SUMO p758: Pork Temppanyaki, Chicken Teriyaki and Sakana Furai Good for 4 mix and match sumo platter, comes with Yakisoba, Nikuyasai itame, gohan and red ice tea.


As mentioned earlier, the desserts fall under SUMO SEXY (Big servings)Buco Supreme – P65  , Coffee Jelly – P65 with ice cream and Banana Surprise Small P85 and Large P125.


The all time Japanese Favorites now made affordable, mine is GYUDON (Beef with shitake & egg – P190 ) , OYAKUDON (Chicken with onion and egg – P175) and RAMEN (Shoyu) -P220. For others you can refer to the menu (link) posted above. 

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After dining, maybe you want to chillax and sing to oldies but goodies, ultimate hugot playlist and millenial tracks at their videoke room to atleast fill up a bunch. Rates vary, package inclusive of 3 hours of videoke room.

SET A P 3599 (10 Pax): 10 drinks (beer, juice and ice tea) , peanut platter, 2 orders of asian chicken, 1 order gyota, 1 order chilli poppers.

SET B P 3599 (10 Pax): 10 drinks (beer, juice and ice tea) , 2 orders of Chicken Salpicao, 2 orders Big chops, 2 orders  calamari sticks and 10 plain rice.

SET C P 4699 (15 Pax): 15 drinks (beer, juice and ice tea), 3 orders big chops, 3 orders calamri sticks, 2 orders chicken teriyaki, 15 garlic rice.

SET D P4699 (15 PAX): 15 drinks (beer, juice and ice tea), 3 orders Chicken Katsu, 3 orders calamari sticks, 2 orders pork teppanyaki, 15 plain rice. 


If you plan to rent the pool area and enjoy rounds of billiards for P1500 24 hours, inclusive of breakfast.

Photos: Krizia Catapang



Trinoma -2nd Level (Garden area)

They have been called “Manila’s Best Tempura”, From “Japanese Tempura Grill” they have upgraded themselves to be called, what we see now as “TEMPURA”, (It’s a trend know a days that our fave childhood joints are into the whole upgrade thing). They will celebrating their 15th year next year.DSC_1484

First, when I got the invitation to blog for “Tempura”, I was a wee bit ecstatic because I love Tempura, more of a shrimp tempura fan here!. Well I know I won’t be dismayed since I’ve seen Tempura around the Metro and I’ve heard they’ve served hella good dishes.



THE PLACE –  I like the comfy asian vibe, playing around with red and black hues for the interiors. (Don’t worry,  not that striking red) The lighting is good for taking food shots (As you could see with the shots I have). Well for now, you won’t be seeing the grills on top of the tables since its more of providing and serving the best – cooked and good quality tempura. Perf, for family get togethers.

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SERVICE – I was able to dine again to Tempura with friends, but another branch early this week. Service was alright, not too fast nor not too time consuming- JUST RIGHT. The servers are very accommodating and greet you everytime you get in and exit.


PRICE RANGE – Affordable to mid range (Meals start atleast P195 above). If you are a student, there are meals good for sharing.

MENU – Not word heavy, just straight to the point , Font size is alright, they’ve highlighted their best sellers to avoid misleading context. Foodshots are enticing to scan and food types arrange accordingly. Represents, very asia and not too flashy colors.

BEST SELLERS – Their wide range of TEMPURAS, ofcourse. “The Classic” is their most known tempura.

If you have a sweet tooth,  try their molten lava cake (P110) . For me, the Green tea ice cream (P85) is my fave on the dessert menu (SARAAAAAP!) – you can request it, to go with your molten lava cake instead of Vanilla  <3

Praline Mousse Ganache

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Molten Lava Cake

Green Tea Ice cream It was soo good, I forgot to take a photo before eating it <3

They still have their platter selection for bulk orders and your fave, California Maki(s).

Kaisen Raisu

Sa pinoy hindi mawawala ang RICE! , the Kaisen Raisu (P210) is so MASSIVE and the flavors and spices play right in your mouth – Good for 3-5 people

Their special House tea will be served when you dine – It’s not rice tea like other Japanese resto serves  🙂

What’s new? Well They’ve wanted to showcase their PREMIUM TEMPURAS – To watch for.



Tip: Drizzle with sauce and lemon zest 🙂 

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Especially, KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA–  Its Massive though its P480 (not very pang student  price) but its worth it. Proportions are good for sharing. – MY FAVE.







Check out their branches located at TRINOMA, BANAWE, LEGASPI VILLAGE, ALABANG TOEN CENTER, ERMITA, MANILA AND MALL OF ASIA. Like them on Facebook and Follow them on INSTAGRAM @TempuraJapaneseGrill


Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 Set To Immerse Filipino Fans in Japanese Culture!

PHILIPPINES, MAY 2015 – Animax, Asia’s first channel specializing in Japanese animation, will be bringing its annual flagship event back to the Philippines! Viewers and fans will be treated to two days of fun-filled anime-themed activities at Animax Carnival Philippines 2015, to be held at Hall 4 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on 30 and 31 May 2015, 11am to 8pm.


Anime lovers can look forward to a bigger event this year with more exciting activities such as special performances by renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, the Animax Cosplay Competition, exciting activities and sale of exclusive anime merchandise, and special guest performances from Japan.  Admission to the carnival comes at the affordable price of Php200.00 each.Get your tickets NOW at or log on to for more details.


The Cosplay Royalty

Photo from @alodiaalmira

The Queen of Philippine Cosplay, Alodia Gosiengfiao will be performing onstage bringing some of her best costumes and pegs. Her passion for anime, video games and other creative media has led her to contribute to the rise of Cosplaying activities in Philippines so better watch out for her.

Animax Cosplay Competition

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will see the return of the acclaimed Animax Cosplay Competition for cosplay lovers!  Cosplayers can once again showcase their costume-making talents and emulation of their favorite anime characters with a range of realistic costumes and gravity-defying anime hairstyles to thrill visitors.  This year, the competition will feature two categories, a solo category on 30 May, and a group (no more than 5) category on 31 May, both happening at 2pm to 5pm.
Participants of both categories will stand a chance to win cash and exciting prizes and goodie bags, with attractive prizes worth over Php10, 000!

To enter the competition, interested participants must submit their entries to the Animax office by 22 May 2015, 6pm.  For more information, please refer to


Exciting activities and anime merchandise

Fans will get to be submerged into the world of anime and the Japanese culture through this year’s carnival.

Attendees will be able to play traditional Japanese games and preview all of the anime posters and character artworks that have been featured on Animax. They can experience iconic Japan by learning how to write their names in Japanese and folding Origami for display. There will also be purchasable Japanese fashion pieces and Japanese food from a variety of designer booths and food stalls. Furthermore, fans will also be able to immerse themselves in products and gaming activities sponsored by Sony.


Event goers will also get to have a chance to win various merchandise and premiums from Animax such as drawstring bags, sticky notes, folders, fans and much more.


Special guests and appearances

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will also be celebrating Japanese culture with the performances of special guests.

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We have  performers from Japan namely “Triqstar” , who is known for mixing traditional Japanese Kabuki elements with new-age dance and Tambourine Master “Gonzo” will also be featured in the event.  A Jpop dance routine will also be staged by the group, Junior New System.


For more details on the carnival and the cosplay competition, visit the official Animax Carnival Philippines Website (; Like Animax Asia on Facebook: (; Follow Animax Asia on Twitter (@animaxasiatv).  Fans can also join in the conversation through the official hashtag #ACPH.

 Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 is jointly organized by Animax Asia in partnership Royal Tru Orange and Brothers.  Animax is available in the Philippines on Skycable Channel 46 and Cignal Channel 34.