It is commonly known that Japanese food culture has some influence the Filipino style of cooking. That influence started a few hundred years ago, fundamentally being brought by traders.
Secondly, when the Japanese Christian were persecuted in the 16th century, many of them find refuge in the neighboring countries, including the Philippines.
Further, when the Japanese imperial army occupied the country, although in a short period of time in history, the invaders' food culture have been introduced to locals in various although not in a grand scale.
Given the historical examples above, we can say that Filipinos are familiar with Japanese food and this familiarity has been spread from certain localities and has been heightened especially during the 2oth century.
Now, to make our story short, let me introduce to you the Japanese dishes that you can taste available in Cebu Province.
Generally, it is known that basic and most important food in a Japanese cuisine is rice for over 2000 years. Of course, with some influences from the West and other cultures, the way they prepare them has changed over time.
We can say that there are a number of categories, which include: rice dishes, seafood dishes, soya bean dishes, nabe dishes, noodle dishes, yoshoku dishes and more.
The rice dishes can include: white rice, sushi, donburi, onigiri (rice balls, kare raisu (curry rice), etc.
The seafood dishes can include: various fishes and shellfish from lakes, sea or river. Fish can be eaten raw, cooked, boiled, grilled, fried or just steamed, e.g. sashimi and yakizakana dishes.
Nabe dishes are hot pot dishes that are usually serve on the table while eating. They are typically prepared with vegetables, including leeks, cabbages, mushrooms, seafood and some thinly sliced meats.
The nabe dish is usually served during cold winter seasons. These dishes include: sukiyaki, shabu shabu, chanko nabe, and oden.
Meat dishes, which historically only came and included in the Japanese menu in the second half of the 19th century, is another dish that attracts meat-eating cultures.
These dishes include: teppanyaki, nikujaga, yakiniku, tonkatsu, and yakitori or the skewered grilled chicken. Yummy!
Soybean dishes (usually called 'tufu') include: yudofu, agedshidofu, miso soup, and hiyayako.
Well, we don't need to mention everyone of them because I'm getting hungry now while naming them. Let's check out now some of Cebu Japanese restaurants...
You can have such dishes at KAISHU Seafood Japanese Restaurant with your love one, friends, and anyone you want to treat with much respect and honor.
Kaishu only offers fresh seafood for lunch and dinner every day on this island of Cebu.
And, they have the eat-all-you-can buffet style every Saturday evening!
So accessible... Kaishu Seafood Japanese Restaurant is just…
3 minutes from Hilton Cebu Resort & Towers
5 minutes from Mactan Shangri-la
And just about 10 minutes from...
But most of all, Kaishu Restaurant offers free shuttle service around Mactan area for your great convenience.
An added value to their services is the hospitable and accommodating staff and professional chefs. Their excellent and great customer services would surely entice you to visit this place again and again…
One of the great offers from this restaurant is the so called BENTO BOX SET – TEMPURA. You can choose from the main dish of Bento Box Set:
Bento is a box with smaller divisions for various Japanese foods which typically include rice, fish or meat, pickles, and other cooked veggies.
Main Menu Offers:
New Course Menu:
Now, in order to experience this amazing place, let’s check their…
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open 7 days a week all year round except on special holidays!
Phone: (63) 32 495-2888
Fax: (032) 495-1110
Address: 168 Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
In order for their customers and one time visitors to actually enjoy and experience their quality service and excellent food, Kaishu structured their rooms with the following set up...
Having such various places for you to choose from, you can truly enjoy the services of this authentic Cebu Japanese restaurant.
Below are some other worth visiting Japanese style food restaurants in Cebu City. Please take a look and contact them ahead of time when you're ready...
J. Panis St., Banilad, Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 232 5406
Waterfront Hotel Lahug, Salinas Drive, Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 232 6888 loc. 8609
1-K Pacific Square, F. Cabahug, Mabolo, Cebu City
Mobile No. 0918 9679941
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
Phone: 032-2326888 local 8609
Quezon National Highway, Lapu-lapu City
Hotel Asia, 11 Don Jose Avila St., Capitol Site, Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 255 8538
RAI RAI KEN
Ayala Center Cebu
Tel. No. (032) 415 8098
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