Originally Poum and Pam wanted to go to a Korean restaurant for the table top grilled meat with vegetables and a lot of kimchi and vegetable appetizers.As usual nothing went according to plan which lead to another discovery!
Okura Fusion Japanese Restaurant was discovered along Jupiter street Makati. Luckily they also serve Korean dishes just like what Poum and Pam originally wanted.
Though there was not a lot of the usual vegetables and kimchi provided before meal like in real Korean restaurants. A fresh salad with oriental sauce was given for appetizer.
It is fun to order grilled meat in Korean restaurants as you can do the grilling on your own. Usually Korean restaurants have built in stoves on tables. If none they put small table top stove when you order grilled meat. Ordering meat with the table top grill is like doing your own barbeque/stake at your table inside the restaurant.
It is so simple to prepare as you prepare it before eating but the taste is not simple. The secret is with the sauce and the side dish you add with the meat. A lot of side dish is served with the meat as you can add it when you eat and choose according to your taste preference.
How to prepare and eat:
- Grill the meat.
- You may also grill the garlic and chilli (as Pam prefers) or eat it fresh
- Use the lettuce leaf as a wrap.
- Put the meat at the middle
- Add sauce
- Add side dish such as kimchi or vegetables according to your preference
- Roll the lettuce like a burrito
- Eat like a burrito or sandwich
Included in the order are:
- Beef strips
- Lettuce wraps
- Sliced fresh garlic
- Sliced fresh chilli
- Onion salad
Tuna Spicy Roll
It has 10 big pieces of rice rolls with tuna and vegetables in the middle. The serving was even big for Poum who always have a big appetite. It has marinated fresh tuna on top, with side dish of pickled vegetables. Maybe the flavor was with the rice roll as the fresh tuna was not spicy with somewhat sweet marinate flavor and tender freshness. So that is why it is called is called Tuna Spicy Roll not Spicy Tuna Roll!
The meal is healthy as it is not fried. The oil from the meat is separated in the grill as you cook it. It has fresh vegetables, fresh meat, fresh tuna and sweet and spicy sauce.
It is advised to try their sushi and other rolls as it looks like it is their specialty.